Autumn family fun

The nights are drawing in, but the days are filled with colour. Enjoy the last warm days of summer as the weather starts to cool and the countryside begins to batten down the hatches, ready for winter.

A mum and daughter playing with fallen leaves on an autumn day

Help us create some autumn art 

Visit Polesden Lacey this autumn and help create our autumn art chicken wire sculptures, inspired by the landscape and wildlife at Polesden Lacey, using fallen leaves. Wed 11 Sep – Sun 14 Nov.

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.

Chickens at Polesden Lacey

Hang out with our feathered friends

You might be surprised at how many birds you will be able to spot 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 our resident pea-hen. 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.

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.

A blue tit sitting on a branch

Watching wildlife at Polesden Lacey 

There are hundreds of different species to find at Polesden Lacey, from bugs to birds to (in summer) butterflies. Borrow some binoculars, find a quiet place and see what you can spot. You might be surprised at how much wildlife you'll find, even in winter.

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