Riverside Trails

Outdoor adventures for families along the riverbank

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

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. Whilst our Wind in the Willows exhibition is closed, we bring the characters to life in their natural habitat along the riverbank.

Wind in the Willows Meadow Trail


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, who have just celebrated their 150th Anniversary in Henley.

River History Trails


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.


The ‘Wind in the Willows’ gallery is based on the 1908 book by Kenneth Grahame. It draws upon the original illustrations by EH Shepard under licence from The EH Shepard Trust.

The 3D Gallery experience was created by Further Adventures Ltd.

WIW © EHS 20E. H. Shepard