Easter is the perfect time to bring the whole family to Wordsworth House and Garden. We’re running a very special egg hunt, with delicious Cadbury chocolate prizes, from Friday 25 March to Monday 28 March, and there’s a full programme of fun activities over the rest of the school holidays.
On Mondays, children can join the costumed servants in the kitchen, roll up their sleeves and have a go at making clapbread. Just drop in any time between 11.30am and 3.30pm.
Tuesdays are the day to get cosy by the fire as our modern-day Beatrix Potter shares her little books. Take a seat at 11.30am for The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin or at 2.30pm for The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-winkle – and discover how both stories were inspired by Beatrix’s time in this part of the Lakes.
On Wednesdays, drop in between 11.30am and 3.30pm to find out about the strange art of 18th-century letter writing. Pen one yourself with a quill and ink, then seal it with wax.
Thursdays offer another chance to gather round the fire for some stories, but this time they’re taking a spooky turn. Settle down with the servants at 11.30am or 2.30pm to hear some of the ghostly tales William and Dorothy might have enjoyed.
The house is closed on Fridays – apart from Good Friday – but at the weekends, you can become a house detective or bug hunter with the help of a family activity bag full of trails and toys.
Whatever day you visit, there are reproduction toys and dressing up clothes – in all sizes – in the children’s bedroom. There’s a giant magnetic storytelling game in our new Discovery Room, and, if it’s dry, there will be skittles and poetry stones to play with in the back courtyard.