Go wild at Wordsworth House this summer

A group of children in dressing up clothes run through a garden

Come rain or shine, there's plenty to keep families busy indoors and out at Wordsworth House and Garden over the summer holidays.

Dress up, play with traditional toys and games, write with a quill and ink, follow the ‘Let’s count like a Cumbrian trail’ and get hands-on in the cosy working kitchen.

If the sun is out, head out into William’s inspiring childhood garden for more clues and games, to meet our friendly mini-flock of heritage chickens and let off some steam.

Activities run from Saturday 20 July to Sunday 1 September and are free with admission to the house and garden.

Get creative

At weekends, think outside the Xbox and try your hand at some pastimes from the past, including indoor and outdoor games William and his sister Dorothy would have enjoyed.

On Monday, become a rock artist. Follow in the footsteps of the land’s earliest inhabitants and decorate a pebble to tell a personal story.

Tuesday is the day to roll up your sleeves in the kitchen and have a go at making traditional Cumbrian clapbread.

On Wednesday, become a natural artist. Let nature awaken your creativity and make a piece of wild art from found objects or compose a poem out of stones.

On Thursday, head outside and join the servants to hunt for bugs and taste flowers on a family-friendly garden tour at 11.30am or 2.30pm.

For all other activities, drop in any time between 11.30am and 3.30pm.

We hope to see you over the holidays!

Everyone is welcome to get hands-on in Wordsworth House kitchen
Three children cooking in Wordsworth House kitchen
Everyone is welcome to get hands-on in Wordsworth House kitchen