Family-friendly things to do at Osterley Park and House
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Discover what to see in the house at Osterley Park. Explore the grand rooms designed by architect Robert Adam for the Child family and find out about life above and below stairs.
Discover what to see in the garden at Osterley Park and House. With year-round colour, explore the Tudor walled garden, 18th-century flower beds and take in views across the estate.
Explore the parkland and estate at Osterley Park and House. Discover what to see and do in the wider estate, from picnics by the lake to bird spotting.
Discover where to eat and drink at Osterley Park and House. Stop for refreshments in the historic Tudor courtyard and browse the shops for gifts and pre-loved books.
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