Half term fun at Polesden Lacey

Two children play outside the house at Polesden Lacey

This features content from February 2020.

Wellies? Check. Waterproofs and a warm hat? Check and check. Pink cheeks and big smiles? We can help. Here is our list of must-do things at Polesden Lacey this half term.

February half-term trail: discover the secret powers of trees

Discover amazing facts about the trees here at Polesden Lacey including how they take care of themselves, each other and even, sometimes, attack!  

Why not get up close and personal with a tree this year?
A young girl inspects a tree in winter. Snowdrops on the ground.
Why not get up close and personal with a tree this year?

Swing from the trees 

Mrs Greville used to invite local children to Polesden Lacey for summer parties. She had swings installed on the borders of the entrance driveway (which was in a different place to our entrance now).

She'd be very happy to see that we have installed swings at Polesden again. Swing by Admirals Walk, to grab a hot chocolate and check out the tree swings. Ask for directions at Visitor Reception.

A young visitor and her grandfather try out the tree swings at Polesden Lacey
A young visitor and her grandfather try out the tree swings at Polesden Lacey
A young visitor and her grandfather try out the tree swings at Polesden Lacey
Children play at Polesden Lacey

Squirrel's Corner play area at Polesden Lacey

There are lots of places to play at Polesden. Climb on the natural climbing frame by Admirals Walk or visit Squirrels Corner where you'll find beams to balance on, blackboards to draw on, and branches to build your own den. Or just play hide and seek in the woods.

Chickens at Polesden Lacey

Hang out with our feathered friends

You might be surprised at how many birds you will be able to spot in winter at Polesden Lacey. If you hunker down in our bird hide in Preserve Copse, you might spot a song thrush, a proud bullfinch and possibly even the elusive hawfinch. You may also spot the rarer marsh tit. A few birds who will always be happy to see you are our chickens. Why not stop by and say hello to them in their coop in the orchard.

After you've finished exploring the grounds, pop into our cafe or coffee shop for a sandwich, or a hot meal to warm you up before you head home (or back to the swings).

Warming winter soup
A bowl of squash soup
Warming winter soup

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