May Half Term at Quebec House

A family playing Quoits at a National Trust place

This article was about the 2019 May half-term and will be refreshed for 2020.

Spotter's Guide

Pick up one of our Spotter's Guides as you enter Quebec House and see how many you can find!

Who can score the highest with plenty of items from our collection to discover on a trip around the house.

Find them all to claim your sticker!

Parlour Games

See what games you would have been playing back in the eighteenth century with our traditional parlour games. There's even a piano, just waiting to be played!

There were no mobile phones or console games all the way back then, anyone fancy a game of chess or cards instead?

For those with skilled fingers, see if you can sew a button the way they would have in General James Wolfe's days. It takes a steady hand and a keen eye!

The drawing room at Quebec House
Inside the drawing room at Quebec House, Kent
The drawing room at Quebec House

Recipes Recreated

Sunday 26 May and Sunday 2 June; 1pm-4pm

Try out some eighteenth-century treats, straight from Mrs Wolfe's Cook Book!

Each Sunday we'll have different recipes to try so you'll have to keep stopping by for the latest creations. From lemon drops to potato cakes, Queens cakes to Georgian macaroons there's plenty to tempt your taste buds.

We've tweaked the recipes slightly from their eighteenth century origins and introduced similar modern ingredients where possible. Please check with the volunteer for any allergy requirements.

Lawn Games

When the weather is good, join us for a game out on the lawn in the gardens.

You may have heard of skittles, but have you played a game of quoits yet? Grab all you need from out of our Coach House and head out into the garden to lay them out and challenge your family members! 

Why not pick up one of our Random Rugs from our shop on your way out and spread it out on the grass?