For families

Try out something new as a family © Janna Hague

Try out something new as a family

Spend some quality time as a family

You'll find something for everyone at the Old Post Office. Discover the house and garden through our children's trail or join us at our various events held throughout the season.

Try something new

Try your hand at a traditional craft like rag rug making

Try your hand at a traditional craft like rag rug making

There's always something going on at the Old Post Office and we make sure all our actvities are suitable for all ages. From rag rug workshops to growing your own food, you'll always be able to try something new.

Test your knowledge

Discover old ways to communicate in the Post Room

We have a great family trail which takes you through the house and garden, provides information about the history and tests your general knowledge. Best of all it's free.

For those with a competitive spirit

Challenge someone to a traditional game

Challenge someone to a garden game and see if you can win. Why not make it into a competiton and make the prize an ice cream?

Five ways to make the most of your visit

  • Pick up a free family trail and explore the house and collection
  • Learn how to make a rug from recycled fabric
  • Try on a Victorian costume and pose for a family photograph
  • Challenge each other to a game in the garden
  • Join in with a seasonal event

A space for everyone

Enjoy a picnic in the back garden

Why not enjoy a family picnic in our child-friendly garden? The grass is always lush and green and the garden is a sun trap in summer.

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