Family adventures at Oxburgh Hall

A family enjoying a leisurely walk at Oxburgh Hall

Planning a day out with the family? Before you’ve even managed to persuade the kids to get in the car, you’re wondering if you’ve packed everything you’re going to need! But it will all be worth it, when they return home from Oxburgh Hall worn out and you have new memories to cherish.


Children playing in the parkland

Get set, Go! | 22 July - 5 September

This summer we have an exciting programme of fun and games across the gardens and estate. Relive your school days in our Sports Day area or try your hand at outdoor games, like croquet, on the lawns overlooking the moat.

A family gathering autumn leaves

October half-term

Bring the family this autumn and become a woodland explorer. Visit the activity station in the summerhouse to pick up your ‘50 Things’ guide and plan your adventure. As you crunch through golden leaves and splash in puddles, why not hunt for bugs, create some wild art and build a den in the woodland? Look out for the Awesome Autumn Scavenger Hunt during October half term or try out a spot of orienteering from September 10th.

Burn off some energy outdoors

There’s plenty of space in the gardens and woods at Oxburgh Hall for those needing to burn off some energy. Stop by the activity station in the summerhouse to pick up your ‘50 Things’ guide and plan your adventure; from wellie wandering to den building, see how many of our '50 things to do before you're 11¾' you can tick off the list! Plus there are carved sculptures to look out for in the woods. 

50 things to do before you're 11¾

Learn wild survival skills such as den building

No. 4 Build a den

Explore the woodlands at Oxburgh Hall, where you’ll find plenty of sticks for building your den. Be creative, once it’s up, crawl in and have fun.

Family picnic on the lawn outside Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

No. 9 Eat a picnic in the wild

There’s something very British about packing up a picnic and enjoying it regardless of the weather. At Oxburgh you won’t have to look far for the perfect spot surrounded by nature.

A family sitting on the bridge playing pooh sticks at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

No. 19 Play pooh sticks

The River Gadder flows through My Lady’s Wood, which is where you’ll find a number of wooden bridges, which make the perfect spot to challenge a sibling to play pooh sticks.

Girl eating a sandwich at Oxburgh Hall

Eating at Oxburgh Hall  

The Servants’ Hall tea-room is open for light lunches, hot and cold drinks, snacks and cakes.


Good to know

  • You’ll find baby changing in our disabled toilet in the courtyard of the house and the ladies toilet in the garden.
  • There are plenty of buggy-friendly paths around the garden and parkland, just pick up a map from the summer house, or speak to visitor reception, so you know where to go.

If you’re not already a National Trust member, why not enjoy the benefits of family membership? You’ll be able to explore special places like Oxburgh Hall for free and you’ll have helped support the conservation of this incredible place.