Mrs Greville hung swings in the trees when she invited local schoolchildren to Polesden Lacey for their summer party. We're continuing that legacy today. Why not try out our fun giant swings, which hang beautifully from the strong boughs of our beech trees.
Visit our natural play area to balance on beams, create art, play noughts and crosses on our large blackboards or build your own den.
Perfect picnicking at Polesden
There are plenty of places in the gardens for picnics. Why not make up your own lunchbox from the café and find the perfect spot?
The south lawn has beautiful views of our estate; apple orchard has plenty of benches and is great for games; or Home Farm orchard is a lovely and peaceful picnicking place.
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.
Dress to impress
Calling all younger visitors. Why not head to the Linen Room and try on the Edwardian costumes to see how you'd look as a scullery maid, butler, or one of Mrs Greville's esteemed guests. Then go for a little walk and see if anyone notices.
When people think of the National Trust, cream tea is often one of the first things to spring to mind. But there’s so much more to experience. Find out how you can join us behind the scenes at Polesden Lacey this spring.