Family activities at Osterley

Who doesn't love crunchy autumn leaves?

Explore ways to play and treat the senses in nature this Autumn at Osterley. With plenty of ways to get active and play the whole family can get involved and go home happy.

Autumn play at Osterley

Explore ways to play and treat the senses in nature this Autumn at Osterley. Take in the vibrant spectrum of colour across the site by bike or search for minibeasts amongst the crunchy leaves underfoot. Experience the house and grounds from a new perspective when you take to the water kayaking in September and October. 

The Gardens are open every day from 10am-5pm, and you're welcome to bring a picnic, or pop to the Stables cafe for a warming dirnk or bite to eat. You don't need to book to visit the Gardens, so visit as many times as you like. 

The autumn garden with colours of red and yellow on display in the garden at Osterley Park and House

Walks at Osterley Park and House

Follow the Autumn Colour Walk at Osterley across the garden and park. Crisp autumn days are the perfect time to view the beauty of these historic landscapes featuring the bright, buttery leaves of the prehistoric Maidenhair Fern in the garden.

A family playing table tennis on the front lawn of Osterley Park and House

Table tennis

If you want to try table tennis you can pop to the Cycle Hire Hub to borrow bats and balls, or bring your own.  

A child rides their bike along the cycle trails at Osterley Park and House

Cycle Hire at Osterley Park and House

Explore the Estate on two wheels and see what wildlife you can find.  Our Cycle Hire hub will be open at weekends with bikes available to hire for all ages.

A mountain biker zooming past

Discover the joy of off-road cycling

Join Osterley Mountain Bikers, weekly sessions for young people where you can learn advanced techniques and improve your bike-handling skills with a friendly instructor.

Children playing on a swing at Osterley

50 things to do before you’re 11 & ¾

From building a den to watching birds, your next adventure awaits. Experience ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ with the whole family at Osterley. Visit the Garden Kiosk to pick up an activity list and choose your adventure. There’s loads to do, so visit regularly to tick off everything on the list.

Visitors in courtyard cafe

Eating and drinking

The Stables Café is open daily with a selection of hot and cold drinks, lunches, light bites, sandwiches and cakes, including a children’s menu.

A display table in Osterley Shop

Shopping at Osterley

We have a number of retail outlets on site, from our main shop to our second hand bookshop. With a selection of children’s toys, books, garden decorations and food & drink they are just the place to find that perfect gift.