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Osterley Park and House

KidRated’s Osterley Park and House Top Tips:

  • National Trust site; are you a member?
  • Check the weather before you go to make the most of the outsidey bits
  • Make sure to check out the delicious cakes in the cafe

Another National Trust gem, the triple-treat of Osterley Park, House, and Gardens is a great day out for the whole family.

 

This impressive mansion was originally a red brick Tudor house built in 1576 by Sir Thomas Gresham. Attached you can see the magnificent gardens and larger park A peaceful retreat in London, you can enjoy hundreds of acres of parkland at Osterley. Open all year, bring a picnic and admire the view of the impressive House, enjoy a long walk round the estate.

 

If you’d rather eat somewhere warm and cosy, there’s plenty on offer at the Stables Cafe, as well as a book and gift shop.

 

But, like other historic estates, it can be a bit of a drag for younger kids. Well, in the gardens at Osterley you’ll find their exciting play trail with lots of logs to climb, rope swings and a den to explore. To add to that, they’re cycle friendly, have summer Ping-Pong tables, health walks, and even a climbing wall. Or even join in the Park Run every Saturday morning at 9am! There’s plenty for you to get your teeth into.

 

Fun fact: While the film Belle was set at Kenwood House, much of the interiors were actually filmed here!

 

Osterley Park is actually often used as a movie set, as the money raised by filming is put straight back into the property so that it can continue to be a great visitor attraction. The Dark Knight Rises and the recent TV hit Doctor Thorne were both filmed here.


Booking Advice

  • Check their website for upcoming events. Some will need booking in advance
  • Excellent access for disabled and families
  • Some areas are seasonal. Check in advance

VISITOR INFORMATION

Where:

Jersey Road
Isleworth
Middlesex
TW7 4RB

Phone number:

+44 (0)20 8232 5050

Website:

Opening hours:

The garden is open every day, 10:00 - 17:00 (or dusk if earlier)
House and cafe:
27 February - 30 October 11:00 - 17:00
1 December - 31 December 11:00 - 16:00
Last entry to the house one hour before closing

How to get there:

By car on the A4 between Hammersmith and Hounslow
By train – nearest station Isleworth
By tube – Osterley (Piccadilly Line)

Useful information:

E-mail: osterley@nationaltrust.org.uk

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