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Fun for all the family – indoors and out

19 Jul
Go hunting for bees in the garden

On the trail: Go hunting for bees in the garden

There’s something special on at Wordsworth House every day that we’re open during the school holidays.

For those with green fingers, Monday or Wednesday is the day to visit. On Mondays, from 11.30am to 1.30pm, budding young gardeners can decorate a plant pot made from recycled materials, sow a seed and take it home to grow.

Wednesdays are herbs and hedgerows days, with talks at 11.30am and 2.30pm about the bizarre ways – from poisonous puddings to nettle cloth – that the Georgians used herbs and foraged plants.

Weather permitting, any day of the week, your young ones can also pick up a copy of Amanda’s brilliant All-a-Buzz garden bumblebee and bug trail.

If their main interest is in the kitchen, they can roll up their sleeves and join the costumed servants on Tuesday, between 11am and 3pm, to make clapbread, or on Thursday, also from 11am to 3pm, to fashion a pastry fish.

On Saturdays, there are special talks and recipe tastings at 11.30am and 2.30pm, while for Sundays the focus is on the weird world of Georgian sports and pastimes, with talks at 11.30am and 2.30pm, and the chance to play cards or skittles 18th-century style throughout the day.

We’re open every day except Friday, from 11am (last entry 4pm) and there’s no additional charge for activities. For more details about our events programme, go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworthhouse or call 01900 820884.

Playing snip, snap snorum

Hand of cards: Playing “snip, snap snorum”

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