Make the most of the season at Quarry Bank

Visitors enjoying a walk in the woods

This time of year is perfect for grabbing your coat and scarf, and gathering the family together for a wintery walk. We’re open every day between Boxing Day and Sunday 7 January 2018. You can explore the gardens and the estate, and join the Greg family and the apprentices for Twelfth Night celebrations.

Blow away the cobwebs with a winter walk


Explore the gardens and the beautiful estate on a crisp winter’s day, and see if you can spot some of our wonderful wildlife. As you wander along the river keep a lookout for flashes of electric blue as the kingfishers whizz by. If you’re really lucky, you might even be able to catch a rare glimpse of an otter as they slip into the water. In the gardens, you can take a wander through the restored glasshouse and see the array of exotic plants and fruit, as well as taking in the seasonal poinsettia display.

Interpreters in Georgian costume

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas…

We’re indulging in traditional celebrations as we keep the festive season going right up to Twelfth Night. In Georgian England, Twelfth Night was a highlight in the calendar, with families gathering round for feasting, games, riddles, and music. In Quarry Bank House, the Greg family’s guests are assembled and you can meet a full cast of characters, from Mr Greg’s business partner Mr Turner, to his daughters Hannah, Mary and Sarah and their acquaintances.

Grab a bargain in the winter sale


Don’t miss the winter sale in the mill and garden shops, with a range of beautiful gifts, food and homeware reduced. The mill shop will be closed for refurbishment from 1 January 2018, but the garden shop is fully open during normal opening hours. 
 

Upcoming events

Explore the Outdoors

Wed 24 Jan 2018
10:30-16:00
Head outside and discover all the wonderful wildlife and amazing family adventures you can have in the gardens and woodland at Quarry Bank.

February half-term - Welly Walks

Mon 19 Feb 2018
11:00-11:30
Get your wellies on and take a walk on the wild side this February half-term. Explore the gardens and woodland at Quarry Bank with an interactive, exciting and wild walk for all the family.

Have-a-go: Nature Explorers

Sat 24 Feb 2018
13:00-15:00
Every month you can have a go at a wild outdoor activity at Quarry Bank. From pond-dipping to wild art, there's always a new adventure to enjoy.

Lost Voices

Sat 03 Mar 2018
10:30-16:00
Lost Voices explores the experiences of women whose stories were not heard, and which are often lost to us today because of their age, status or means. Installations across Quarry Bank will bring their voices to life.

Lost Voices Launch Event

Sat 03 Mar 2018
11:00-16:00
Explore the lost voices of Quarry Bank's women with a special tour, an opportunity to meet our writer-in-residence and a special performance from AbouTime Dance Company.

Lost Voices Launch Event - Talk and tea with Dr Ruth Colton

Sat 03 Mar 2018
13:00-15:00
Dr Ruth Colton from the University of Manchester will be hosting a talk with tea and cake, exploring the themes of Lost Voices and how they relate to women's experiences today.