Riverside Trails

Outdoor adventures for families along the riverbank

Families will love our free brand new outdoor self-led trails. Designed for families with children under 11, they make the most of the Museum’s beautiful riverside setting these school holidays.

We have two trails for you to choose from:

Wind in the Willows Meadow Trail – focused on the Museum’s favourite 3D exhibition based on Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows. This trail includes Ratty’s water trees, Mole’s eye view of the meadows and Badger’s Woods. Our Wind in the Willows exhibition is now open for pre-booked visits. Book your visit today and then bring the characters to life in their natural habitat along the riverbank.

River History Trail – This adventure celebrates Henley’s history. It takes visitors – young and not so young – on a fascinating walk along the towpath finding features, things to discuss and spot, including Hobbs of Henley, celebrating their 150th Anniversary in Henley this year.

Both trails can be used on smart phones. They include stopping off points that can be explored in the order that suits you and you can take as long as you like.

Complete your trail and then reward yourself with tea and chocolate cake at our Museum Cafe!

Our family favourite Wind in the Willows 3D exhibition is now open for self-guided visits. Pre-booking essential. Click here.

And don’t miss our Wind in the Willows Family Fun Day on 13 September. Book today.