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Have you discovered this London gem yet?
Ham House is a MUST see on any Londoner’s bucket list.
It has the most gorgeous setting right by the river Thames in Richmond.
And is perfect for a big lazy day picnic and a run around.
PLUS there’s regular craft and nature activities for kids at weekends and in the holidays.
You do have to pay to get in, but it’s free with The National Trust card.
In the house itself children can explore the lives of royalty, the rich and famous.
AND then head off and FIND the hidden doors and secret passages to the servants’ rooms.
There’s lots of opportunities to find out how they lived.
And in the activities put on specifically for kids to give it a go.
Before you head outside and enjoy the gorgeous gardens.
Which with everything from flower, kitchen and walled gardens to a wilderness is perfect for a run around and a big old game of hide and seek …
Getting to Ham House
You COULD drive to Ham House, of course you could!!
But it’s MUCH more fun on water!
We took the boat all the way from Westminster to Richmond.
And got to go through the Teddington Lock which was very COOL!
Before scooting & strolling down by the river from Richmond to Ham House.
It’s about a mile.
Coming back we popped over the Thames on the FAB Hammertons Ferry.
And walked through Marble Hill House to St Margaret’s station, about 15 minutes.
ALL in ALL Ham House and the getting there and the getting away make a great day out with kids.
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