Archive | July, 2017

Go wild this summer!

18 Jul

Dressing up at WWH by Jonathan McMeekin

What will you get up to during the summer holidays? Here at Wordsworth House and Garden, we’ll be hunting for bugs, tasting flowers, dressing up, making clapbread, playing skittles, composing pebble poems, creating natural art and writing with quills and ink. So why not join us?

We’re open from Saturday to Thursday every week and there’s something going on each day.

On Saturday and Sunday, go wild like William and Dorothy with a Dumbledore and Horniegoggle explorer bag. Search for surprising creatures and weird words in the house and garden, and get tips on how to turn your own backyard into a nature haven.

On Monday, meet the costumed servants in the kitchen, roll up your sleeves and have a go at making traditional Cumberland clapbread. The theme on Tuesday is wild art: materials are supplied – all you need to bring is your imagination.

Drop in on Wednesday for a talk on the weird ways people enjoyed themselves when William was young – and try your hand at a game of skittles. On Thursday, join the servants for an informal family garden tour to taste flowers and herbs and search for bumblebees and other insects! Talks and tours are at 11.30am and 2.30pm.

Whatever day you visit, there’s also a choice of indoor and outdoor children’s trails to follow. You’ll find reproduction toys and dressing up clothes – in all sizes – in the children’s bedroom, a giant magnetic storytelling game and drawing materials in the Discovery Room, and, if the rain stays off, there are poetry stones to play with in the back courtyard.

Meanwhile, grown-ups can enjoy our stunning Word-Hoard photographic exhibition, chat to the costumed servants or explore our award-winning heritage garden. When the sun shines, there’s no lovelier place to be!


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