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.

Swing from the trees

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.

Children balance on beams at Polesden Lacey

Natural play area

Visit our natural play area to balance on beams, create art, play noughts and crosses on our large blackboards or build your own den.

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 butterflies. Borrow some binoculars, find a quiet place and see what you can spot.

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