Something for all tastes

Family friendly

There's lots to do for all the Family at Arlington Court © Steve Haywood

We run family friendly activities throughout the school holidays including art and craft sessions, den building workshops and outdoor challenges such as bug hunting. Most activities are free and are drop-in sessions which run regardless of the weather.

Bringing the past to life

Step back in time and meet our volunteers dressed in period costumes © Steve Haywood

Look out for our seasonal living history days in 2015 focussing on how tasks for the Arlington Victorian servants changed throughout the year.

Woollen Woods

Create your favourite creature for the woolly display at Arlington Court

Friday 15 May-Friday 26 June

This year Arlington is hosting the 'Woollen Woods in bloom' project in partnership with Voluntary Arts. Explore the grounds and discover the magical displays of woolly items created by local people and community groups.

Craft workshops coming soon

  • Cake and crochet with Sally Joy – Wednesday 3 June, 10-3pm, £45
  • Abstract easels with Keith Roberts – Saturday 27 June, 10-3pm, £45
  • Lavender and rags with Deborah Hastings – Wednesday 8 July, 10-3pm, £45
  • Victorian elegance with Amanda Barrud – Monday 20 July, 10-3pm, £45
  • Bloomingly beautiful bags with Wendy Elford – Thursday 20 August, 10-12noon, £20

May Fair

Craft fair at Arlington Court

Wednesday 27 May, 11am-4pm

Come and celebrate all that's fantastic about rural crafts and country skills.

See local crafts people demonstrating their work and visit the marquee to buy hand-made items and pick up a new skill for yourself.

Activities this May

  • 4 May: Family Workshop - Forest Felting with Learn Devon, 11am-4.30pm
  • 25 May: Family Crafts, Pom pom making, 12-4pm
  • 26 May: Family Crafts, Daffodil making, 12-4pm
  • 27 May: Family Workshop, Victorian Toys with Learn Devon, 10.30am-4.30pm
  • 27 May: May Fair, 11am-4pm
  • 28 May: Family Crafts, make a cotton wool lamb, 12-4pm
  • 29 May: Ranger Day, pond dipping, 11am,-3pm