Fun for me – and all the family at half-term

31 May
Costumed servant Alicia in the kitchen of Wordsworth House

Knowledge: My friend Alicia in the kitchen

I’m really looking forward to seeing our visiting families getting involved with all the half-term holiday activities at Wordsworth House and Garden.

On the Saturdays at both ends of the week, there are special talks and tastings at 11.30am and 2.30pm.

On the Sundays, you can find out about the weird ways the Georgians spent their leisure time, with talks at 11.30am and 2.30pm, and the chance to play a game of skittles or cards 18th-century-style.

The days I’m most excited about are Monday and Tuesday, June 4 and 5. As well as talks about the trials and tribulations of Georgian royalty at 11.30am, on Monday we have “budding gardeners” from 11.30am to 1.30pm, when all ages can decorate a plant pot made from recycled materials and sow a seed to take home and grow.

On Tuesday at 12pm and 2.30pm, my costumed colleague Alicia will share the knowledge she’s picked from my straw brain about the bizarre ways Georgians used herbs and foraged plants.

On Wednesday, from 11am until 3pm, head for the kitchen, roll up your sleeves and learn to make clapbread.

Finally on Thursday, you can dress up rather more splendidly than me. From 11am to 3pm, visitors can try on replica 18th-century costume and pose for a family photo. Why not come into the garden in your splendour and take one with me?

On Friday, we’ll all be having a well-earned rest!


6 Responses to “Fun for me – and all the family at half-term”

  1. Cheap Luxury May 31, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    Sounds lovely!

  2. Florence June 1, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

    Fantastic kitchen. Do your servants work every day?

  3. Fletch the perchcrow June 2, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    Hi Florence! Isn’t it amazing? Alicia and the other costumed servants are there every day (except Friday when we’re closed), chatting to visitors and making recipes the Wordsworths might have eaten, using ingredients and methods from the time – you should come and see for yourself!

    Fletch x

    • florence June 7, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

      Thanks Fletch, will do next time I’m in the Lakes. Hope you’re not getting too soggy in the rain.

  4. Elisabete June 24, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

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  5. Disney June 25, 2012 at 2:22 am #

    thanks for sharing this. it was really an interesting and informative article. pretty cool post!

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