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Family-friendly things to do at Osterley Park and House

Child cycling at Osterley Park and House, London
Explore the estate on two wheels | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in nature by exploring Osterley’s backdrop of peaceful parkland, woodland and lakes. Whether it’s a family bike ride or den building, there’s something at Osterley to ensure everyone goes home happy.

Planning your family visit

  • Baby changing facilities are available in the public toilets
  • Pushchairs and picnics are permitted in the gardens
  • The café is open with outdoor seating available. We are serving a range of takeaway hot and cold drinks, hot lunches, sandwiches, salads, cakes and ice cream
  • Shop is open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am-4pm.

Family-friendly events: Wintertime

Life Below Stairs Tours

Join our tour guides as they take you through parts of Osterley’s house and history which often remain unseen. 8 November - 31 December, Tours will start at 11am, 12pm, 1.15pm and 2.15pm.

At Your Service: Winter Installation

Experience what servants' lives once were 'below stairs' and discover the mansion's basement floor with themed and interactive activities for all the family to enjoy. 15 November - 31 March, 11am - 15.30pm.

Here's a full list of our upcoming events.

Join ParkPlay at Osterley

ParkPlay is a two-hour long play session for everyone, starting at 9.30am every Saturday morning. Join us on the front lawn for a warm up, and then some fun games. Please register for ParkPlay before joining and be aware that under-14s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Register to ParkPlay

Family playing with autumn leaves in the garden at Osterley Park, London, with the house in the background
Family playing with autumn leaves in the garden at Osterley Park, London | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Family-friendly things to do in the garden and park

Come out and play at Osterley. Whether you’re looking to dip your toe into the water and try kayaking, or picking up the paddle for a game of table tennis, we’ve got plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained and help you create great memories together. What adventures will you have next?

Cycle hire

Explore the estate on two wheels and see what wildlife you can find with bikes available to hire for all ages. Remember to check the Cycle Hire hub for opening and closing times ahead of your visit.

Table tennis

If you want to try table tennis you can pop to the Cycle Hire Hub to borrow paddles and balls, or bring your own.

Walks at Osterley Park and House

Take a stroll around the estate and witness the garden at its best.

Grab a bite to eat

The Stables Café is open daily, serving a selection of hot and cold drinks as well as seasonal lunches, light bites, sandwiches and cakes, including a children’s menu.

View across the lake towards the east front with the 'transparent' portico at Osterley, Middlesex

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