Family fun at Greenway

Family walking through woodland, National Trust

Summer's on the wane but there are lots of things for families to enjoy at Greenway as autumn approaches. 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 Agatha Christie

As Greenway is the holiday home of Queen of Crime Agatha Christie, we like to celebrate this place's literary history. The Gazebo in the Walled Garden is a lovely place to read and relax. 


'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
The woodland garden is a great places to look for fallen leaves to fashion into a wild crown.
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?
2. Roll down a really big hill
If you head to the Top Garden you'll see a lovely grassy hill to roll down.


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. It's also a great place to watch wildlife, such as the occasional seal in the river, and birds including kingfishers and heron.  At the Battery the cannon always captures little-one's imaginations - can you're kids defend Greenway from attack by river pirates?


Complete a spotter trail

A family pond dipping at Cragside, Northumberland

Download the '50 things' activity guide 

If you want to download a PDF of the whole '50 things to do before you’re 11¾' list, then here it is.