Summer fun at The Firs

Child playing Tin Can Alley

There is always plenty to do at Elgar's birthplace, have a look at what we have to offer for the whole family this summer.

Music Makers

From Thursday 18 July your music will fill the air once more at The Firs with our free children's trail. 

Sir Edward Elgar needs your help, he went to practise his new song but some of the words have disappeared and all of the instruments have been broken. He needs to perform soon can you help? 

Fix the instruments then follow the clues to find the missing words. 

If you fall in love with one of the instruments and want to make more music at home, make your own tambourine for £1.50 with our craft kit at home or at The Firs. 

Bring your own Picnic 

With plenty of sunny and shady spots to choose from there are plenty of places to pick for your picnic. Bring along a picnic or choose some delicious delights from our Tea-room.  

Family enjoying a picnic at The Firs
Family enjoying a picnic at The Firs
Family enjoying a picnic at The Firs

Walks around Broadheath

Summer time is great for exploring with family and friends including the four legged variety. We welcome you and your dog to visit all of the exhibition spaces in the Visitor Centre together including our film room. Stroll through the enchanting gardens and pay tribute to the resting place of Elgar’s beloved pets Marco and Mina. Our courtyard dining area means you can enjoy all of the delights of the Tea-room outside before embarking on one of our walks around the countryside of Broadheath.  You will come across a few stiles so unsuitable for prams or wheelchairs.  Pick up your map from reception today.

A perfect place for dog walking
Walking the dog past Elgar mural
A perfect place for dog walking

The Pest Test

The Pest Test has returned to the cottage for Summer – calling all Pest Detectives we need your help to find the creepy crawlies that want to eat our collection. Explore the cottage top to bottom to save our Elgar’s special things. A free hunt to find the wooden boxes hidden in each of the rooms for our little visitors at The Firs.

Our boutique exclusive bug hotel
Boutique bug hotel at The Firs
Our boutique exclusive bug hotel