Osborne House | Day Out With The Kids

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Attraction Currently Closed

Osborne House

  • East Cowes
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Tourist Attractions

Attraction Currently Closed

Some English Heritage gardens and historic sites have begun a phased reopening following the Coronavirus pandemic, allowing families to visit in line with the latest government guidelines. Visits MUST be booked in advance for a specific time slot to help manage visitor numbers. For more information about which locations are open, and to book tickets, please visit the English Heritage website.

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Attraction Information

Children will love the Swiss Chalet at Osborne House where the princes and princesses learnt the skills of household management, while for grown-ups there's the Victorian Walled Garden, now restored to its former glory! With its noble setting and wonderful views across the Solent, Osborne House fully deserves its place as one of the most appreciated visitor attractions in the Isle of Wight.

There's a pushchair park at the entrance thereafter you must carry or use one of their baby slings, which they'll happily lend you. Kids are certainly welcome as there's a children's play area located near the visitor car park, with picnic space on the side of it. There are kids' trails and activity sheets available on request plus the kids are welcome to tear around the grounds too!

Free parking 50m from reception centre, and additional parking a further 230m from the house entrance, though disabled guests may be let out at the entrance itself. There are 4 dining options: the a la carte Terrace Restaurant, a self-service cafe, the Swiss Cottage refresher stand, and the Beach Cafe offering, amongst other things, great local ice cream!

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Opening hours

March through 30 September

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00


Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

1 November through 13 November

Saturday and Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

(Pre-booked guided tours of selected ground floor rooms in house and grounds only)

14th November through 23rd December

Wednesday to


Adult: £15.00

Child (5 to 15 years): £9.00

Concession: £13.50

Family (2 adults, 3 children): £39.00

Travel & Contact Information


, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6JX, England

Phone number

0870 333 1181



Click here to visit Osborne House's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Osborne House has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Osborne House has not told us about their dining options.

Osborne House has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Osborne House has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Osborne House has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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