Family fun at Greenway
Summer is here and there are lots of things for families to enjoy at Greenway. Agatha Christie and her family spent their holidays at Greenway, relaxing by the river and spending quality time together. Why not follow in their footsteps? Please remember to supervise your children at all times.
Inspired by family holidays
Greenway was the perfect place for Agatha and her family during the summer holidays, so why not get the whole family active whilst enjoying inspiring views and landscapes, bucket loads of fresh air and wildlife at every turn.
During the summer holidays there's plenty of fun to be had. From our Summer of Sport activity cards, designed to give you that happy tired feeling, to soft green lawns perfect for barefoot picnics, and cool spots ideal for chilling out with your favourite book.
Get, set, go!
Next time you visit, pick up the 'Get set, go' cards at Visitor Reception to inspire your summer adventure. These activity cards have lots of ideas to enjoy summer activities, such as 'Find your way' to explore new paths and discover different natural textures, or 'Feel the beat' to tune in to the sounds and rhythms of nature. Each activity is designed to have fun with what's around you and explore the simple things this summer.
'50 things' fun
At Greenway there are lots of '50 things to do before you're 11¾' that you can tick off your list. It's is a good time to do these 50 things:
16. Wear a wild crown
Fallen leaves are perfect for elvish crowns, or how about daisies and dandelions for a fairy?
12. Have fun with sticks
You're sure to find a stick or two if you take a walk through the woodland garden. Why not lay a trail to help you find your way back?
Adventures at the Boathouse and Battery
From the Boathouse quay you could count the boats on the river, which is always bustling with activity; trawlers, river cruises, a paddle steamer and kayakers can regularly be seen. At the Battery the cannon always captures little-one's imaginations - can you're kids defend Greenway from attack by river pirates?
- Free entry for under 5s and free entry for National Trust members.
- Free garden trails available to pick up in Visitor Reception
- Baby-changing facilities in access-friendly toilets.
- Buggy friendly routes around the garden.
- Hip-carrying infant seats available for loan in the house.
- Children’s menu available from the Barn Café.
- Picnics are very welcome - wooden picnic benches and soft grass lawns in the Walled Garden are an ideal lucnh spot
- Pocket money gifts and children's books available in the shop. There are children's books in our second-hand bookshop, too.