Incredible Inventions family trail

Illustrations of Elizabeth Ilive at Petworth

Elizabeth Ilive lived at Petworth House from the late 1780s. She went on to win a silver medal from the Royal Society of Arts for the invention of a cross-bar lever that was used by workers at Petworth to life heavy rocks. Follow this trail around the Pleasure Grounds and create your own unique tool.

There’s no right or wrong answer on this Incredible Inventions family trail, it’s all up to you to decide what tool you want to invent. Spot the trail boards around the Pleasure Grounds with a different step to complete an outstanding invention.

Follow a dot to dot to determine if this tool will chop, hammer or dig. Use the crayons provided and decorate your invention your way. Have a feel of the wood, plastic and metal on one of our boards and decide what you might make your invention out of. Decide what noise it might make and give your incredible invention a name to claim your certificate that’s proves your status as an inventor.

Along the route also look out for letters hidden on our trail boards and un-jumble these letters to spell out a word.

Suitable for 4 to 12 year olds you can collect your Incredible Inventions trail from the Car Park or Church Lodge Receptions at £3 each.  The route is suitable for buggies on a paved route but can be muddy in wet weather. Please collect your prize from receptions before 4:30pm.