The Lost Words at Dunham Massey
From Saturday 7 September – Friday 3 April, be a part of a creative harvesting of words and illustrations at Dunham Massey, inspired by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris's spellbook, The Lost Words.
The book features words from the natural world that have disappeared from the Oxford Junior Dictionary as children spend less time outdoors. Words like 'broadband' and 'chatroom' have replaced others describing the natural world, like 'bramble' and 'conker'.
Join us for a trail, outdoor theatre performance and a series of workshops, for both adults and families, to bring these Lost Words back into the modern world.
Find the Lost Words: Family Trail
Journey through the park at Dunham Massey to seek, find and speak disappearing words brought to life through imaginative installations. Bring family and friends to search high and low in trees, ponds and shrubs to find some of nature's lost words. Can you spot a nest in the trees or the heron in Smithy Pond?
Pick up a trail booklet from Visitor Reception for £2.50 to help guide your visit.
Family Art Workshops
Bring along the kids on the first Saturday of every month for Lost Words family art workshops. Engage with nature through crafts, and learn more about the natural environment. Return each month as the theme focuses on a different natural word. To see our full what's on event list, click here.
The Lost Words could be seen at Lyme earlier in the year, and will be heading to Quarry Bank in spring 2020.