I joined the National Trust last December for the first time – an investment of just £6.25 a month for myself and my children. I want to visit as many places as possible this year, and we began with Osterley Park and House, London back in February Half Term…
Osterley Park and House, Jersey Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 4RB is a Georgian country estate in West London. For Sat Nav directions use TW7 4RD.
The property was easy to find, parking was plentiful and we were lucky that it was a glorious, warm, sunny day.
Osterley House is an impressive looking house, although only a few rooms were open for us to visit as there was a really interesting Silverware exhibition. Pickle was given a clipboard with a list of items for him to spot in each room. He loved this, and it kept him interested as we wandered around the beautiful rooms.
The park is equally impressive with a large lake as you enter, fields and lots of space. There are also further grounds to explore which have an admission charge.
A lovely Tudor courtyard area with Stables Cafe for light lunches, children’s meals, snacks and drinks, the Brewhouse Cafe serving hot and cold drinks and snacks, Stables Shop, Second Hand Book Shop and there are also plants for sale.
As well as the courtyard area with outdoor seating, there is plenty of quirky indoor tables in the old stables, and another outdoor area at the back. We had a delicious lunch of filled jacket potatoes with salad, and Pickle had a kids lunch bag. I was surprised at how reasonable the prices were.
We loved our day out – even the teens enjoyed it, it was hard to believe that we were in London! It was so peaceful, surrounded by so much nature.
Events Coming Up
Mum’s can visit Osterley Park and House on Mother’s Day (31 March).
Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt from 6 – 22 April.
Other regular events include Yoga, bicycle hire, bicycle checks and repairs, family canoeing and much more – check the website for all events, dates, booking info and latest updates.
Parking £7 – free to National Trust members.