The Lost Words: Told in Gold at Dunham Massey

The Lost Words: Told in Gold at Dunham Massey, Cheshire

From Monday 21 – Friday 25 October, Dunham Massey's north park will be transformed into a maze of giant set pieces, including a bird's nest big enough for dozens of people to enter, as part of an all-new outdoor theatre experience for families.

(Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to cancel several performances of The Lost Words: Told in Gold. If you have tickets for any of the following dates, please contact us on or 0161 941 1025. Monday 21 Oct 10.30am, 3pm, Tuesday 22 Oct 3pm, Thursday 24 Oct 3pm, Friday 25 Oct 3pm)

What is The Lost Words: Told in Gold about?

The Lost Words: Told in Gold is a fully immersive and interactive show, and just one of several events at Dunham Massey this year based on Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris's beloved and award-winning children's book of poems and illustrations.

From acorn and otter, to magpie and heather - these are the words disappearing from the lives of children. Through music, dance and of course plenty of audience participation, help to work the magic that will bring them back into the modern world.

Where is it happening?

The Lost Words: Told in Gold will be happening in the north park, where you will discover specially-built sets, mysteries and even a giant birds nest waiting to be explored. Entrance to the north park is included in your ticket. (Car park fees will still apply to non-members)

Who is it for?

The performance is for families with children aged four and upwards. Younger children are also welcome, and there are toilets close by, including an accessible toilet and baby-changing facilities.

The Lost Words: Told in Gold, has been created as a fully sensory experience for children aged 4+, and is also designed to be an accessible experience for visitors with visual impairments, SEN or autism. Spoken sections will be performed in Makaton (simplified sign language).

The National Trust would like to ensure that all participants feel relaxed and welcome at this performance. If visitors would like more details of the production, or a visit to the event space before the performance starts, please call us on 0161 941 1025 or email

The Lost Words: Told in Gold at Dunham Massey, Cheshire

The Lost Words: Told in Gold

Tickets cost £14 (adult), £10 (child), £43 (Family 1A, 3C), £43 (Family, 2A, 2C) £52 (Family 2A, 3C).