May half-term at Osterley Park and House

A family flying a kite in front of Osterley House

Have an adventure at Osterley this May half-term. There’s Craft Cart, Family Gardening Club and the re-designed 50 things to do before you’re 11 &3/4 to enjoy. Or head into the house and discover how Robert Adam designed with nature.

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 this summer. 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.

Exploring nature
A child crouching on a log
Exploring nature

Craft Cart

Get creative with craft activities suitable for little fingers. Join is in the Stables Walled Garden on Thursday 30 May from 12noon-4pm. Why not pop into the shop afterwards to see our collection of children’s games and books?

Family Gardening Club

Tick off number 41 from the list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 &3/4 and by dropping into Family Gardening Club and helping a plant grow. We’ll be looking after the seeds we planted in April, so there’ll be lots of work for the whole family to get stuck into. Family Gardening Club is on Friday 31 May from 11am-3pm.

A family in the Long Gallery in Osterley House
A family in the Long Gallery in Osterley House
A family in the Long Gallery in Osterley House

Designing with Nature

Discover how Robert Adam was inspired by nature when he was designing Osterley House. Follow our family trail around the principle floor and see how nature has come inside. Then head into the gardens and see the newly-conserved Robert Adam Garden House, built to house beautiful plants in the heart of Mrs Child’s Flower Garden. £1 per trail.

A swing on the play trail
Two girls on a wooden swing
A swing on the play trail

­­Eat, Drink & Shop

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. Ice creams are available from the Brewhouse Café and the Stables Shop. The Shop is open daily 11am-5pm, with a selection of children’s toys, books, garden decoration, food & drink and gifts. The Second Hand Bookshop is open every day from 11am-4.45pm, and has a children’s section, as well as a selection of plants grown at Osterley available for you to buy.