National Trust Mini Golf at Polesden Lacey

National Trust

The National Trust is a UK-based charity organisation that aims to preserve and protect historic buildings, gardens, parks, and coastlines for future generations. Founded in 1895, it has since grown to become one of the largest and most well-respected heritage organisations in the world, with over 5 million members and 500 historic properties under its care, Polesden Lacey being one of these. The National Trust is committed to promoting access to and enjoyment of these sites through education, events, and other activities, and works to balance conservation with public use and enjoyment.

Background of Polesden Lacey

In 1923, Bertie and Elizabeth, who later became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, commenced their honeymoon at Polesden Lacey. This is where they indulged in a game of golf amidst the scenic gardens. To commemorate this historic moment, a Putterfingers 9-hole miniature golf course has been purchased for visitors to relive their experience during the upcoming May half-term and bank holidays. As you navigate through the gardens, don’t forget to capture a photo alongside the Royal couple.

You can book your mini golf tickets for Polesden Lacey here.

King George and Queen Elizabeth playing golf at Polesden Lacey
Replica of King George and Queen Elizabeth playing golf at National Trust Polesden Lacey
Photography by Hannah Malmcrona

Mini Golf for National Trust

You may be wondering why The National Trust decided to purchase a Putterfingers Mini Golf course? However, mini golf is an entertaining activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. It provides a fun-filled and challenging experience, while also promoting physical activity and hand-eye coordination. Our portable mini golf courses can have unique and creative layouts and obstacles that appeal to children and adults alike. This makes it a great activity for families and friends to enjoy together. Which suits perfectly for National Trust sites as their clientele is primarily families – consisting of both, adults and children. Additionally, it is a low-risk activity that can be played indoors or outdoors, providing a safe and accessible form of entertainment for everyone.

It would seem, mini golf is a more modern sport. Although, it has a rich history dating back to the early 20th century. The first mini golf course was built in North Carolina, USA in 1916. It was not until the 1920s that it gained popularity in the US and Europe. During the Great Depression, mini golf courses became a popular form of affordable entertainment, and their popularity continued to grow in the following decades. Therefore, it seems to sit perfectly in place at all in these gorgeous historic properties!

Coronation Activities

Our mini golf courses can be customised to fit a coronation theme, incorporating elements and colours that represent the monarchy and the country’s history and culture. For example, courses can feature holes that resemble famous landmarks or include obstacles that symbolize important events or traditions.

Additionally, mini golf can be a great way to bring people together and foster a sense of community and camaraderie. Whether played individually or in teams, mini golf can help people connect and bond over a shared experience. This can create lasting memories and positive associations with the coronation event.

Photography by Rachel Orne-Smith

Coronation Bunting at National Trust Polesden Lacey

Contact Us

If you’re interested in purchasing a mini golf course for the King’s Coronation, or any other event, please contact us for a quote today!

01842 377100

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