Things to do in the autumn at Finch Foundry

Extend your visit with a range of activities at Finch Foundry and the surrounding area.

The garden

When you've had enough of the hardships of Victorian industry, take a stroll through our cottage garden and you'll see a wide range of plants and flowers, including various herbaceous geraniums, day lilies and wind anenomes. If you're lucky, you might see some local wildlife too - why not see how many different types of butterfly you can see? A perfect spot to relax and unwind.                                                                                                    

50 Things to do before you're 11¾

Get outside into the fresh air, have fun and have a go at our challenge. Pick up a scrap book and make a start while you're here.

  • Make a trail with sticks
  • Run around in the rain
  • Have a snail race
  • Climb a huge hill


  • The course of the leat from the river to the water wheels
  • The unofficial use for the polishing wheel
  • How far away you can hear the one ton trip hammer
  • Tom Pearse's summerhouse
  • The Quaker burying ground

Have a walk

While you're here, why not 'Walk in the footsteps of Tom Pearse' (pdf)?