Cheslyn House and Gardens | Day Out With The Kids

Cheslyn House and Gardens

Watford, Hertfordshire, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: 4+

Venue type: Outdoor

Cheslyn House and Gardens is a beautiful place to relax and perhaps have a picnic. Kids will love running on the grass, looking at fish, newts, frogs (and sometimes frogspawn), in the pond. There is also an aviary with quail, budgies, assorted finches and other small birds that are looked after by the gardener and Park Rangers.

The open area to the front is a bit more formal than the semi natural woodland area, but it is more accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs. The woodland also has plenty of flowers and is a great place to find bluebells and snowdrops during the spring.

A good variety of plants, shrubs and trees can be seen, plus animals such as squirrels, badgers, foxes and sometimes a Muntjac deer. Most of the plants are labelled too, so you can find out the names of any that you or the kids really like and maybe plant one at home.

Dogs are welcome to visit with you but must be kept on the lead and clear up any dog mess.


  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Nascot Wood Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 4SL, England


Click here to visit Cheslyn House and Gardens's website
01923 226400

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

1st November - 31st February
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 16:00

1st - 31st March
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 18:00

1st April - 30th September
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 20:00

1st - 31st October
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 18:00


Free admission

More Information


Daylight access

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome

Guest suitability

Limited wheelchair access to the semi natural woodland area at the back.