The Thatched Cottage is open nearly every day, except for special occasions such as our craft workshops or when Father Christmas comes to visit.
Please note it will be closed from Wednesday 29 July until Monday 10 August.
Find out more about our craft workshops
Discover a hut full of fun and games with a Georgian and Victorian twist
© NTPL/Andrew Butler
Enjoy traditional entertainment such as playing cards and Happy Families
© NTPL/David McClenaghan
Who will you be? Go back in time with our collection of dressing up clothes
© NTPL/National Trust/Catherine Beck
Play with wooden toys including hobby horses, yo-yos, hula hoops and swords
Have a pretend picnic on our rugs with wooden food from the cottage
© NTPL/National Trust
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.
Test your luck with a roll of the dice in this fun educational game. Can you shut all the numbers?
How to play
Try out this popular ancient English dice game, with fake paper money if you want to raise the stakes.
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