Family fun at Woolsthorpe Manor

Children at Woolsthorpe Manor

Woolsthorpe Manor is a small place, but perfectly formed for families.

When you bring your children or grandchildren to Woolsthorpe you'll find plenty to do here, however old they are.

The Manor House is full of stories of life in a seventeenth-century home, with its similarities and differences to how we live now, plus extra surprises, like the sudden appearance of Isaac contemplating an apple. If the sun is in the right place, you can use a prism to split light into rainbow colours in Isaac's bedroom, just as he did. 

Across the farmyard in the Science Centre, children of all ages - even grown-up ones - can get hands-on with some of Isaac's most famous experiments. Even tiny children can climb into our 'tower' and drop things to discover how gravity works, and your A-level scientists can talk about black holes with our science centre volunteers.

There's a short film which tells the story of Isaac's year of discovery at Woolsthorpe Manor, and the apple tree which inspired his work on the theory of gravity. For younger children there are games in and around the activity room to keep them entertained even if it's raining.

During the year we have all sorts of events for children - from Cadbury Egg Hunts at Easter to British Science Week - and sometimes one of our volunteers will offer 'pop up science' or invite people to lend a hand with kneading dough. 

We're a small place and space in the house is a bit limited, so sometimes you might be asked to leave pushchairs outside. However we have baby hip carriers to borrow, high chairs in the Coffee Shop and a baby changing room.

We look forward to your family visit - and we hope you'll come again and again.