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.

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.

No. 6 Go welly wandering

No. 6 Go welly wandering

Even rainy weather can be heaps of fun. You could jump in puddles, squelch in mud, jump over puddles or splash through paths all around our parkland.

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.

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Eating at Oxburgh Hall  

Although the Servants Hall Tea Room is currently closed, the Pantry Café is open for takeaway treats to enjoy on your walk. We’ve introduced new safety measures including screens at our till points and waymarked routes. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.


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.