Thatched Cottage

Closed for re-thatching

Please note the cottage is currently closed for vital re-thatching work. It will re-open again on Saturday 11 October.

You will be able to see conservation in action from a small viewing platform.

Playtime from the past

Discover a hut full of fun and games with a Georgian and Victorian twist © NTPL/Andrew Butler

Discover a hut full of fun and games with a Georgian and Victorian twist

Playtime from the past

Enjoy traditional entertainment such as playing cards and Happy Families © NTPL/David McClenaghan

Enjoy traditional entertainment such as playing cards and Happy Families

Playtime from the past

Who will you be? Go back in time with our collection of dressing up clothes © NTPL/National Trust/Catherine Beck

Who will you be? Go back in time with our collection of dressing up clothes

Playtime from the past

Play with wooden toys including hobby horses, yo-yos, hula hoops and swords © NTPL/Andrew Butler

Play with wooden toys including hobby horses, yo-yos, hula hoops and swords

Playtime from the past

Have a pretend picnic on our rugs with wooden food from the cottage © NTPL/National Trust

Have a pretend picnic on our rugs with wooden food from the cottage

Georgian gaming

The cottage was always a spot to relax, but thankfully the games have changed since Georgian times. Instead of cock-fighting and gambling we now have child-friendly dominoes, hazard and shut the box.

  • Shut the box

    Test your luck with a roll of the dice in this fun educational game. Can you shut all the numbers?

  • Hazard

    Try out this popular ancient English dice game, with fake paper money if you want to raise the stakes.

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