October half-term

Halloween preparation is in full swing at Coleridge Cottage for half-term with ghoulish activities for the whole family to enjoy. With autumn providing the backdrop, you can also appreciate the wonders of the natural world as the cottage, garden and tea-room embrace this spectacular season.

Volunteer Ruth reads to visitors

Gothic Tales

Ghosts, curses, and monsters... join us for some spooky fireside readings from Gothic Literature

Childrens' toys in a drawer at Coleridge Cottage

Frankenstein family trail

When Mary Shelley was 8 years old, she heard Samuel Coleridge recite "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" in her parent's home. Mary Shelley was heavily influenced by the poetry of Coleridge, and Frankenstein is rich with allusions to "Rime of the Ancient Mariner." Join us on a Frankenstein inspired family trail this October.

Child quill writing

Hands-on and family friendly 

Visit us today so see the garden in autumn colours, lose yourselves amongst the apple trees and explore the rooms of the cottage which have been recreated as though Coleridge and his young family had just stepped out of the door. Coleridge Cottage is hands-on and family friendly at every turn.