Burghley House and Garden of Surprises | Day Out With The Kids

Burghley House and Garden of Surprises

Stamford, Lincolnshire, England

  • Daffodil garden at Burghley House and Garden of Surprises in Stamford
  • Family in water area at Burghley House and Garden of Surprises in Stamford
  • Families and deer in park at Burghley House and Garden of Surprises Stamford

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Enjoy the ambience of your own Elizabethan house and grounds at Burghley House and the Garden of Surprises.

The house itself is home to an amazing collection of fine art, set in stunning rooms full of history encased in beautiful architecture. Step outside to discover your very own Secret Garden. Hidden from view, the garden is full of magic with a mirrored maze, water features to refresh you on the warmest of days and plenty of picnic spots. 

There are swivelling Caesar busts keeping an eye, which are sure to delight inquisitive children! For those who really want to get their hands dirty there’s the Gruesomely Grubby Gardens tour. Spot sculptures and understand how they were made, solve puzzles and discover all the insects and animals that live deep down in the dirt of the garden.

A home and garden built for the grandest of imaginations!

  • Picnics in The Sculpture Garden only
  • No dogs or ball games
  • Chapel, old kitchen, billiards room and much more


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 3JY, England


Click here to visit Burghley House and Garden of Surprises's website
01780 752451

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

16th March - 3rd November
The House & Gardens of Surprises: Monday to Friday (House closed on Fridays) 11:00 - 17:00 
The Parkland: Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 18:00 (or dusk if earlier)


General Admission
Adults (16+): £19.50
Kids (3-15): £10.50
Family (2 adults, 3 kids): £56.00

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome only in the park. Assistance/guide dogs only in house and gardens. 

Guest suitability

The state rooms and the Orangery restaurant are on the first floor and are accessible via two chair lifts. These lifts do not take a wheelchair and you will need to transfer onto and off the lift. There are occasional steps in Burghley. It is not possible to take mechanised wheelchairs into the house, but manual wheelchairs are welcomed.