Fun for families at Greenway

A young woman and child on the Mother and Child statue in Greenway garden

There are lots of activities that are perfect to keep your little-ones entertained and help them to find out more about Greenway this spring.

Games

Greenway was Agatha Christie's holiday home, where she and her friends and family could relax and play games such as croquet and tennis. Why not follow in that her footseps and have a game of croquet or soft-ball tennis when you visit?

 

50 things fun

At Greenway there are lots of 50 things to do before you're 11¾ that you can tick off your list. Spring is a good time to do these things:

  • 6. Run around in the rain (April showers are perfect for this - don't forget your wellies).
  • 34. Find some frogspawn (try looking in the Bird Pond).
  • 44. Go bird watching (Greenway's robins are very friendly).

 

Spotter trails

There are free trails for kids to do in the house and garden. In the house you can choose between the archaeology trail, perfect for older kids, and the animal themed spotter trail which is great for little ones. Agatha Christie's hunsband Max was an archaeologist and they went together on digs. For the archaeology trail Agatha is packing to go on a dig, and kids are challenged to spot the items from her packing list. 

The outdoor trail available in the half term holidays is a lovely way to encourage children to explore the garden, searching for enchanted flowers and monster plants in the imaginary world of Greenway's Enchanted Woods. 

The house trails are available to collect at the entrance to the house, and the garden trail is in visitor reception. 

 

Exploring the garden

Play at Greenway
Children playing with a bat and ball at Greenway, Devon
Play at Greenway

The woodland garden is perfect for spring explorations. Walking through tall grasses and bamboo, amidst coloursful camellias, rhododendrons, spring bulbs and bluebells, and splashing in muddly puddles all keep kids entertained. From the Boathouse 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. The Battery is complete with cannon, which always captures little-one's imaginations. 

 

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