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.
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.
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.
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.
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.