Thatched Cottage

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

When to explore

We open the cottage nearly every day until an hour before closing time.

Please note: the cottage will close from Tuesday 27 to Thursday 29 May due to our craft workshops, re-opening on Friday 30 May.

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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