Lay the Table Hunt

Explore the gardens to help the butler find his missing tableware in our festive family trail.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

While laying the table in the Eating Room James Allen, the Butler, has discovered he is missing items from all of his dinner sets!

After William Deighton, the Head Gardener found a silver spoon in a flower bed, the Butler suspects the Menagerie boy has taken them and hidden them around the garden. Can you help Mr Allen by finding all the items before Mrs Child notices that they are missing?

£1 per trail, from the Garden Kiosk.

Prices

Additional prices
  • £1.00
  • £1.00
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Osterley Park and House

Prices

House & Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.70 £11.40
Child £6.35 £5.70
Family £31.75 £28.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.80
Winter admission
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.10 £9.05
Child £5.05 £4.50
Family £25.40 £22.85
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.60

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, 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
Collect the trail map and start from the garden kiosk.
What to bring and wear
Please wear weather appropriate clothing.
Accessibility
The paths in the garden are gravel and suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Sections of the play trail can be muddy in wet weather. The principle floor of the house is only accessible via stairs.
Other
Advance bookings not possible.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
12 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
13 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
14 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
15 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
16 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
17 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
18 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
19 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
20 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
21 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
24 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
25 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
26 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
30 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
31 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Winter Foliage Workshop: Wreath Making

Wed 12 Dec 2018
10:00-12:00
Bring some nature into your home this Christmas with our winter foliage wreath making workshop.

Winter Walkies

Wed 12 Dec 2018
10:00-16:00
Explore Osterley's formal garden with your four-legged friends

Lay the Table Hunt

Wed 12 Dec 2018
10:00-16:00
Explore the gardens to help the butler find his missing tableware in our festive family trail.

MADE FOR THE TABLE Exhibition

Wed 12 Dec 2018
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.

Osterley 'Couch to 5km' Run Group

Thu 13 Dec 2018
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.

Winter Foliage Workshop: Table Centrepieces

Thu 13 Dec 2018
14:00-16:00
Create the perfect festive centerpiece for your Christmas table with our winter foliage workshops.