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Summer for families at Townend

Curious about history? Learn about the family who lived here for 400 years. See food made from an old recipe book and curious objects. Play traditional courtyard games.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Perfect for a rainy day or to escape the heat on a hot one! We have illustrated guides to help children explore the stories of the Browne family as they look around the farmhouse, there’s one for young children and one for slightly older kids too. If you would like to borrow one for your visit just ask a member of the team when you arrive.

The cottage garden is great place to spend time as a family, just relaxing in the sunshine, doing some bird spotting or playing our traditional games in the courtyard.

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This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Meeting point

Designated mobility car park spaces and drop-off point. Access to cottage garden via a steep slope. Many small steps in the house, including a step at the entrance

Upcoming events

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Letters from London 

Delve into the Townend archive collection through these fascinating personal letters.

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23 Jul to 1 Nov 2024
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10:00 to 15:00
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Guided tour 

A great indoor activity, our guided tours are designed to bring to life the fascinating farmhouse with stories about the family and fun facts. Themed tours run daily at 3pm.

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23 Jul to 25 Oct 2024
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15:00 to 16:00
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Taste of Townend 

Every Thursday, 12-3pm, we’ll be looking at the Browne’s family recipe book that dates back to the 17th Century. Learn about some very intriguing concoctions, including meaty mince pies, bean cakes and macaroons.

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25 Jul to 24 Oct 2024
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12:00 to 15:00
+ 13 other dates or times