For families

Mystery object trail

Tea chests

Tea chests

22 July-6 August, 11am-4pm

This summer holiday, step back in time to find our mystery objects, solve the clues and discover what they were used for on our family trail.  Booking essential.

Get hands on

Get hands on with our handling collection, with objects you may have found in Mr Straw's House a century ago.

Can you guess what each one is for?

Family activities at Mr Straw's House

Colour in Mr Straw's House

Front Elevation of Mr Straw's House 

Download our colouring-in sheet and bring it with you on your visit. Let your imagination run wild, or stick to real life, it's up to you! Don't forget to show us your picture...

Can you spot the difference?

Front Elevation of Mr Straw's House © Geoffrey Frosh

Can you spot the six differences? Download and print the sheet to bring with you to Mr Straw's House.

Then colour them in afterwards!

Picnic in our gardens

Enjoy a picnic at an extraordinary place © National Trust

Bring along a picnic to enjoy amongst the blossoming plants and trees in our gardens or orchard.

Family friendly events

Enjoy a picnic at an extraordinary place © NTPL/John Millar

Family friendly events are held throughout the year - from Cadbury Easter Egg Trails, to taste testing recipes from the past, to hunting for modern objects we've sneakily placed in Mr Straw's House that shouldn't be there during the summer holidays.

Visit our events page to see what's coming up.