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Family-friendly things to do at The Workhouse and Infirmary

A volunteer in Victorian costumes stands in front of a chalkboard in the Schoolroom at the Workhouse, Southwell in Nottinghamshire, talking to seated children and adults.
Costumed volunteer in the Schoolroom | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

There are lots of ways to keep the family engaged at The Workhouse and Infirmary, from active trails to digital devices.

Easter Adventures (23 March - 14 April excluding Mondays and Tuesdays)

Discover what's new in nature at The Workhouse and Infirmary this Easter. Follow the family-friendly trail across the site and complete the spring-themed activities to claim your chocolate treat.

Prices are £3 per trail which includes an Easter trail sheet and pencil, bunny ears and dairy or vegan and Free From* chocolate egg. Collect your chocolate egg prize at the end of the trail.

*Suitable for people with milk, egg, gluten, peanut and tree nut allergies.

No pre-booking necessary. Normal admission charges apply.

Check here for more details.

Close-up of a triangular stonemason's mark carved into the stone wall at Bodiam Castle in Sussex.
Grab a children's trail and get exploring at The Workhouse! | © National Trust / Trevor Puckett

Pick up a digital device and get scanning!

Children will love picking up one of our special devices, as they look out for areas to scan and discover more about a particular person, room or object. There's so many to find across the whole place. See if you can find them all, and maybe even remember a thing or two!

Encounter the sights and sounds of The Workhouse

Walk through the mens ward and hear snoring in the bedrooms. Step foot into the basements and see rats scurrying around - they are sure to give you a surprise!

You can even pick up earphones to hear the childhood stories of the people who used to live in The Workhouse.

Visitors in the Courtyard seen from a window at The Workhouse, Nottinghamshire
Visitors in the Courtyard at The Workhouse | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey