Come rain or shine this half-term holiday, there are lots of fun things for families to do at poet William Wordsworth’s Cockermouth birthplace.
You can dress up as a Georgian, play with toys like William had, make up a story with our giant magnetic quilt game, follow a trail round the house, or simply let off steam in the lovely heritage garden that inspired him.
On Saturday and Sunday, delve into the nooks and crannies of this amazing house or hunt for bugs in the garden with the help of a family explorer bag.
Monday is the day to join the costumed servants in the kitchen, roll up your sleeves and have a go at making clapbread. Just drop in any time between 11.30am and 3.30pm.
On Tuesday, it’s time to get cosy by the fire – or, if it’s sunny, head out to the garden – as our modern-day ‘Miss Potter’ celebrates the 150th anniversary of Beatrix’s birth by reading some of her little books. Take a seat for The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin at 11.30am, or The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle at 2.30pm.
Find out about the strange art of 18th-century letter writing on Wednesday, pen one yourself with quill and ink, then seal it with wax.
On Thursday and Friday the theme is wild art: we supply the materials – all you need to bring is your imagination. But if you’re planning to visit us on Friday 3 June, please note that last entry to the house, garden and café will be at 2pm, because of a staff funeral.
We look forward to seeing you!