Summer holidays at Osterley

Green fingers helping out in the Little Veg Garden at Osterley

This summer make the most of your membership with our family programme. From outdoor theatre to a whole summer of sport, you'll also find weekly activities to see you through all of the holidays.

Every week of the summer holidays from Wednesday to Friday you can get involved in Craft Cart, Family Gardening Club and 50 Things activities - why not try all three?


50 Things

Join us each week to tick an activity off your list, or grab a map and a scrapbook from the kiosk and start your own adventure:

26 July – Build a den
Join us in the Den Building Area and learn how to build an outdoor home. Why not tick off number 1 - climb a tree, while you’re here?

2 August – Make a grass trumpet
Learn to play natural music in the Great Meadow.

9 August – Make a trail with sticks
Make a trail for your friends to follow or see if you can find someone else’s and you explore the Play Trail.

16 August – Hunt for bugs
Bring your magnifying glasses and see what creepy crawlies you can find and identify in the Great Meadow.

23 August – Create some wild art
Join us at the Play Trail to make natural artworks for everyone to enjoy. Take a picture to share @OsterleyNT

30 August – Find your way with a map and compass
Bring a compass and see if you can find all the places on our garden trail. 

Every Wednesday from 11am-3pm

26 July - 30 August

Normal admission applies


Craft Cart

Visit the Stables Walled Garden and take part in a fun craft activity led by our volunteers, with a different theme every week.

Every Thursday from 12 noon-4pm

27 July - 30 August

Free entry

Family Gardening Club

Bring your green fingers to the Little Veg Garden and get your hands dirty with digging, planting, weeding and watering with our garden volunteers.

Every Friday from 11am-3pm

28 July - 1 September

Normal admission applies


Summer of Sport

Try your hand at something new and see how many sports you can take part in - pick up a programme from the garden kiosk.

Saturday 22 July - Sunday 3 September, various times

Additional charges may apply


Outdoor Theatre: Jane Austen's 'Emma'

Grab your picnic blanket and join us in the Stables Walled Garden for an evening of outdoor theatre.

Saturday 12 Aug, 7.30-9.30pm

Adult £12


Outdoor Theatre: Alice in Wonderland

Delve into wonderland in this roaming adaptation of Lewis Caroll's classic tale, brought to life in Osterley's gardens

Wednesday 16 - Sunday 20 Aug, up to two performances a day

Adult £12, child £8