Children's adventures at Greys Court

There's plenty to keep the children entertained at Greys Court. From hunting for bugs in the woods, to spotting fairy doors on one of the estate walks, find out about all Greys Court has to offer to the young adventurers.

Greys Fort play area

The children's play area can be found in the den-building area, which is situated in the woodland just behind the tea-room.

This area offers children the chance to play both on play equipment but also to engage in more natural play as well.

The surrounding woodland has all the materials needed to create dens in the area; hunt for bugs in the undergrowth; build their own forts and let their imaginations run wild. 

Storytelling in the Secret Garden

Throughout the summer holidays, everyday there will be storytelling in the secret garden, telling the beloved stories from Lady Brunner's childhood. Stories will be told in the secret garden, an area not usually open to the public.

On rainy days we will hold the storytelling in the Cromwellian Building.

Sessions run at 1pm and 2.30pm every day of the summer holidays, subject to availability.

To join onto a storytelling session, ask for a ticket at Visitor Reception, free of charge. Tickets are handed out on a first come first served basis.

Natural play on the estate walk

Get the kids to use their imaginations more, and let off some steam, on the Greys Court estate walk. Pick up a map from Visitor Reception, and follow the red National Trust arrows, starting from the gate at the top of the car park. 

Along the walk see if children can spot trees to climb; chopped up logs to climb over; a big tree stump they can claim as their throne; or a fallen down tree that has had sitting areas carved into it.

Whatever they come across, it's the perfect place to let imaginations run wild.  

Head to the tearoom for a well earned ice cream

The cowshed tearoom is only a short walk from the childrens play area, perfect for some well earned refreshments after a long day of play. The icecream stand will also be open throughout the summer holidays, selling artisan icream cones and more.