Play in Squirt's Stable at Calke Abbey
Come rain or shine, Squirt’s Stable provides fun for children of all ages. Located in the Stableyards, we invite you to pop in and enjoy a range of games and seasonal activities.
Our enthusiastic Stableyard team are on hand in Squirt's Stable every weekend and school holiday from 11 Feb to 30 Oct, 10.30am to 4pm.
Make a discovery
Explore the stables and learn about some of the people who lived at Calke Abbey. Visit Sir Vauncey’s study to find lots of strange objects, including lots of books, butterflies and even a collection of rocks! Sir Vauncey liked to spend a lot of time outdoors and was fascinated by nature. See if you can discover what his mystery object is…
If you like exploring, step inside the Egyptology tent and find out about the explorer, John Gardner Wilkinson. What will you uncover?
Space to play
There are lots of traditional games to play in the day nursery. You can even dress up in costumes to help you imagine what it was like to live at Calke Abbey.
We’ll be running seasonal activities throughout the year, so you can get creative with some colouring in or make something to take home with you.
Look for hidden messages
We’ve hidden some secret messages in the Stableyards – can you find them all? Peer through the windows and into doorways to see what you can find.