Family Fun at Ormesby

Family sat on a bench in the garden

Thinking about your next family outing? Enjoy some family time with us and discover what we have to offer the entire family. From a family room, interactive model railways and garden games.

Family Room

This popular room provides a hands on space for children to enjoy. There is a mix of toys and games for babies, toddlers and older children.

Play with our train table, building blocks or dolls house. All the family can dress up as Victorian servants or relax and ready a story from our books corner. In the adjacent crafts room create a memory of your visit to take home.

Thomas the Tank Engine model railway layout

Meet Thomas and his friends at this interactive model railway layout. Push the buttons to make Thomas go, then watch as you control them.

Hands on activities inside

Throughout the mansion we are introducing hands on activities for all ages to enjoy and experience aspects of the house together. In the dining room have a go at laying the table or help the conservation team and dust the staircase. Free childrens trails around the house are available from the Entrance Hall.

The last Sunday of every month Victorian Servants bring the house to life and give visitors the chance to experience a servant's life. Ever dreamt of being a Cook or Laundrymaid, maybe high expectations of being a Butler, come along and have a go.

Experience life as a servant the last Sunday of the month
A child in costumed is mixing flour in the kitchen

50 things to do before you're 11&3/4 

Have fun in the outdoors and tick off some of the 50 things to do before you're 11¾, from bug hunting, flying a kite, making a grass trumpet or running around in the rain. There are plenty of self led actvities you can try at Ormesby.

Explore the Garden

We have a selection of Garden Games the family can enjoy and play together. Discover the bug hotel and share the seasonal changes and scents the garden has to offer.