Yesterday we visited Greys Court which is a National Trust Property just outside of Henley Upon Thames. It comprises a medieval castle tower and a Tudor style house and gardens.
The first thing the boys wanted to discover though was the donkey wheel. This was basically a massive donkey sized hamster wheel that the donkey would walk around in order to raise water from a well.
We then headed to the meadows near the house as the boys wanted to see the many Guernsey cows and their calves that were grazing there.
The gardens at Greys Court were split into different areas and there was lots for the boys to explore including tunnels around a wisteria that was over 100 years old and a brick maze.
The house itself was interesting and the boys Grandad played the grand piano that was in the main room. They did have a childrens guide to the house which the boys looked at but the staff were not overly child friendly so I would probably advise sticking to the gardens if you are visiting with younger children.
There is a small shop on site and a cafe in the former cow sheds which was nicely refurbished