Go wild at Wordsworth House this summer
Come rain or shine, there’s plenty to enjoy over the summer at William’s childhood home. We’re open Saturday to Thursday throughout the holidays, and there’s something going on every day, from art and craft activities to fun family garden tours.
On Saturdays and Sundays, go wild like William and his sister Dorothy with one of our explorer bags, search for creepy crawlies in the garden and get tips on how to turn your own backyard into a nature haven.
Wild art and crafts
On Mondays, head for the cellar to craft a fabric poppy to commemorate someone dear to you. Drop into the kitchen on Tuesdays, roll up your sleeves and have a go at making traditional Cumbrian clapbread.
The theme on Wednesdays is wild art: we’ll supply the materials – all you need to bring is your imagination.
Do eat the flowers!
On Thursdays, join a fun family garden tour at 11.30am or 2.30pm to taste flowers, touch bugs and discover how to attract beneficial insects and wildlife to your outside space.
Whatever day you visit, you can hunt for amazing animals from the First World War with our new trail.
You’ll find reproduction toys and dressing up clothes – in all sizes – in the children’s bedroom, quills and ink to write with in the clerk’s office, a giant magnetic storytelling game and drawing materials in the Discovery Room and café, and, if the rain stays off, there are poetry stones and skittles to play with in the back courtyard.
Meanwhile, grown-ups can enjoy our latest exhibition, chat to the costumed servants or explore our award-winning heritage garden.