Winter experience days at Hardy's Cottage and Thorncombe Woods

Experience a day in the life of a Victorian rural labourer at Hardy’s Cottage and Thorncombe Woods this winter as part of Hard times and hungry months.

  • Booking essential

Work the land using traditional methods including scrub clearing or furze cutting. Spend the morning working alongside a Dorset County Council Ranger who leads a team of volunteers at Thorncombe Woods. Be rewarded by a hot lunch in the Under the Greenwood Tree café at Hardy’s Birthplace Visitor Centre. In the afternoon you will be met by National Trust staff and volunteers who invite you to an exclusive viewing of Hardy’s Cottage on a day it is closed to the public.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £60.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 01305 262366
Contact Rachael Raine rachael.raine@nationaltrust.org.uk
Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Other
Over 18s only. Limited spaces available. £60 per person (non-refundable deposit of £20 required on booking).

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
8 January 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Hardy's Cottage
Email
hardyscottage@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01305 262366

Upcoming events

Hard times and hungry months

Fri 16 Nov 2018
11:00-16:00
During the winter months you can gather around the warm hearth and discover how hard life would have been for Victorian families.

Christmas at Hardy's Cottage

Sat 01 Dec 2018
01:00-01:00
This December, Hardy’s Cottage will be decked with natural decorations of evergreen collected from the cottage garden and surrounding woodlands. Come and warm your toes by the warmth of the fire and get into the festive spirit.

Festive Tuneful Stories

Sun 02 Dec 2018
13:00-16:00
Celebrate Christmas with traditional music and storytelling.

Winter Words

Sat 08 Dec 2018
12:00-14:00
Join the New Hardy Players as they weave together a verbal anthology of Hardy's favourite wintry words, against the backdrop of his beloved childhood home.

Winter experience days at Hardy's Cottage and Thorncombe Woods

Tue 08 Jan 2019
10:00-15:00
Experience a day in the life of a Victorian rural labourer at Hardy’s Cottage and Thorncombe Woods this winter as part of Hard times and hungry months.

Volunteer recruitment drop-in session

Wed 13 Feb 2019
11:00-13:00
We’re recruiting more volunteers for the Room Guide and Reception role at Hardy’s Cottage and Visitor Centre. If you're interested in helping us, come along to this drop-in session and have a chat about it with staff and volunteers.