Polesden Lacey is currently closed, to further restrict the spread of coronavirus. This includes the house, gardens, toilets, cafes, shops and car parks. Please check back on our website for updates, or follow us on social media. You'll find us on Facebook and Twitter @PolesdenLaceyNT
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore the party house of Edwardian socialite Mrs Greville. At this weekend retreat, Mrs Greville welcomed Royalty from around the world and all manner of high society, from entertainers to politicians. Find out which rooms you can visit today and our plans to open more rooms in the future.