Stonor, Henley-on-Thames RG9 6HF

Home to the Stonor family for nearly 800 years, Stonor Park is a historic country house and private deer park situated in a valley in the Chiltern Hills at Stonor. It has a varied and interesting history, linked strongly to the travails of Catholics in England and displayed in the many architectural styles as well as the art, furniture and chattels on display throughout this fascinating and grand stately home. A tour is always worthwhile, even after many visits, and the Christmas festivities at Stonor are famously grand. Mass is regularly celebrated in the 12th century chapel.

About four miles (6.4 km) north of Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, England, close to the county boundary with Buckinghamshire. The house has a 12th-century private chapel. The remains of a prehistoric stone circle are in the grounds. It is the ancestral home and seat of the Stonor family, Baron Camoys. The current Lord Camoys is Ralph Stonor, 7th Baron Camoys.

There’s plenty to do at Stonor besides viewing the majestic house, there’s a sumptuous and beautiful café and the kids will enjoy Wonder Woods at Stonor – where children will have hours of entertainment swinging, jumping, sliding, climbing and splashing.

For younger children there are fun and safe activities such as transporting super-soft sand and pumping water or letting their imagination run wild in the playhouse. In the playground, there are rocking deer, a wibbly wobble dish, seesaw and slide too.

For the bigger ones, they have some great features such as the the daring 50-metre zip wire, Wonder Woodpile and twisty rope tangle. To test their nerve further, there’s the 9m Pyramid Tower to climb and slide off, tree house, wavy slide, giant nest swing and spooky tunnel. Plenty for kids of all ages! And for the parents, there’s a lovely seating area, free Wifi and it’s all very conveniently situated near the café