Family days to remember at Polesden Lacey

Looking for a family adventure? Then look no further. Why not blow away the cobwebs in the gardens and woodland? Join us for crisp winter days outside and discover stories from Polesden's past in the house.

A clump of daffodils in shade

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Two children climb on a natural climbing frame made of logs at Polesden Lacey

Natural play area

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.

Children climb and play on a tree swing

Swing from the trees at Polesden Lacey 

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.

Mrs Greville's Butlers including Mr Bole, centre, who features in the new exhibition, Polesden Voices

Visit the new exhibition, Polesden Voices 

Hear about the men and women who made their lives at Polesden Lacey in our new, interactive exhibition. Visit the grass room and imagine you're at one of Mrs Greville's summer parties, held for local schoolchildren. Dress up in period costume. Imagine you're a ladies maid and help pack for a special trip. Then leave your own memories of Polesden Lacey in our giant memory catcher.

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.

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