Little People, Big Dreams

Sunday | Oct 22
10:00 AM -3:30 PM

Live event or show


This autumn, a new exhibition and trail at the National Trust’s Polesden Lacey in Surrey celebrates some of the world’s most outstanding people, using artworks from the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS® picture-book series. The fascinating exhibition and outdoor trail invites you into the stories of little artists, activists, sports stars and scientists from all over the world.

As you visit the house and wander around the grounds, delve into the lives of some extraordinary people including designers, artists, and scientists to name a few. Follow the trail to see how their dreams as little children grew to become their reality.

There will be plenty of stories, to encourage your little ones to dream big, posted around the gardens where Margaret Greville once welcomed some extraordinary individuals to Polesden Lacey, from Kings and Queens, politicians, and Maharajas. In the exhibition space you can expect to be welcomed by Malala Yousafzai, see Martin Luther King Jr on arrival in the stable block, followed by Frida Kahlo in the welcome area. Don’t miss David Attenborough hiding in Preserve Copse and Jane Austen who will be waiting in the house library.

Event content type

Family | Outdoor event | Exhibition

Audience suitability

Suitable for all

Venue & location

Polesden Lacey, Bookham, Polesden Lacey, RH5 6BD

Registration/Booking information

Pay for event | No booking required
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Ticket Price: £15.50

Event organiser

Name: Hannah Simion Malmcrona

Little People - BIG DREAMS - image copyright Quarto Group, Sally Felton