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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, you can bring a picnic and admire the view of the impressive house and enjoy a long walk around 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 9 am! 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



Jersey Road

Phone number:

+44 (0)20 8232 5050


How to get there:

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

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Teen Verdict

KidRated | Best Family Days Out, DIY Fun & Games in London


I actually really enjoy National Trust houses so this was right up my street. I went with my sister and we had a really nice day out. We brought a little picnic with us and explored the house. We’re both quite into history so it was cool seeing such an old house and learning its history. The added bonus was seeing the interiors where a lot of Belle was filmed – we love that movie!

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