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Little People, BIG DREAMS®

Little People, BIG DREAMS® family trail at Osterley encourages kids to be bold, be brave and dream big.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

This summer celebrate some of the world’s most outstanding people in this trail, using artworks from the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS® picture-book series.

As you visit the house and wander around the grounds, delve into the lives of some extraordinary people including architects, artists, and scientists to name a few. Follow the trail to see how their dreams as little children grew to become their reality.

There will be plenty of stories, to encourage your little ones to dream big, posted around the gardens. There are Little People, BIG DREAMS® characters throughout the gardens and house at Osterley. In the Stables you can discover Malala Yousafzai, read about Zaha Hadid on arrival in the Entrance Hall, followed by Jane Austin in the house library. In the Gardens you’ll find out about Marcus Rashford and David Attenborough.

The family trail runs from 1 May – 18 June 2024. Gardens open from 10am-5pm and House from 11am-3.30pm Wednesday-Sunday. Normal property admission price applies (free for National Trust members), £2 per trail.

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Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

This event is aimed at children aged 4-7

Meeting point

Collect your booklet from the Garden Kiosk

What to bring and wear

Wear weather appropriate clothing and shoes that can handle a little mud.

Accessibility

The displays in the House are only accessible via a flight of stairs, though the relevant books will be available on request. The David Attenborough display is up two steps.

Other

Assistance dogs only in the House and Gardens.

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