Family Fun: Downstairs at the Osterley Dinner Party

Discover what when into preparing a Georgian dinner party with these free family activities.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Enjoy a range of family activities and learn what went into preparing a Georgian dinner party. Plan a menu, create invitations and learn how to serve at a Georgian table.

When you're done, visit the Made the the Table exhibition to see the beautiful silverware and ceramics.

Normal admission applies.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Osterley Park and House

Prices

House & Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.20
Winter admission
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.00 £9.60
Child £5.50 £4.80
Family £27.50 £24.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.35

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Car Park: £7

Coach parking: £10.50 (unbooked), please call ahead to reserve space.

Please note the car park is cash only payments.

Park and grounds: free

Entry for National Trust members and under 5's: free

The basics

Suitability
This activity is suitable for people of all ages
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
The activities will be in the Jersey Galleries in the basement of the House.
What to bring and wear
Please wear weather appropriate clothing.
Accessibility
The activities are on the basement and are accessible. The exhibition is up a shallow flight of 25 steps with a handrail, so is not wheelchair accessible.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 January 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
20 January 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Visitor Experience
Email
osterley@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 020 8232 5050

Upcoming events

Winter Walkies

Wed 16 Jan 2019
10:00-16:00
Explore Osterley's formal garden with your four-legged friends

MADE FOR THE TABLE Exhibition

Wed 16 Jan 2019
11:00-16:00
Explore the evolution of silver tableware and dining conventions from 1600 to today through the silver collection of the Goldsmiths' Company, displayed alongside other crafts and Osterley's rarely seen silver collection.

Family Fun: Downstairs at the Osterley Dinner Party

Sat 19 Jan 2019
11:00-15:00
Discover what when into preparing a Georgian dinner party with these free family activities.

NightRun - Experience Osterley in a new light

Sat 19 Jan 2019
18:30-20:00
Join us for our Night Run this January, in partnership with Cotswold Outdoor. This 7km event is about having fun at your own pace, meeting new people, exploring Osterley after dark and raising funds for our ongoing conservation work.

Osterley 'Couch to 5km' Run Group

Tue 22 Jan 2019
10:30-11:30
This group is for complete beginners and will aim to get you from your couch to running 5km through a variety of fun, regular, free sessions. If you want to get into running but don't know where to start, this is the group for you.

Free Adult Cycle Lessons in partnership with London Borough of Hounslow

Tue 22 Jan 2019
12:00-14:00
Hounslow, in partnership with The National Trust, are offering cycle training in the beautiful grounds of Osterley Park.