Gunpowder Plot Day
Sunday 6th November, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm.
The day runs a repeat programme from around 11 am- 1pm & then 1.30pm – 3.30pm.
Join us in this entertaining re telling of the story behind the Gunpowder Plot. Discover how the family that lived in the 1620s House were connected to it. SPOILER! Their uncle, Everard Digby, was hung, drawn and quartered for his part in it!
See the story of the Plot unfold through a series of short scenarios through our house and grounds.
Learn about the properties of gunpowder with the Open Rope Living History Group and watch a 17th century cannon being fired. BEWARE the bangs are loud. Ear Defenders are available for those with aural sensitivities.
Our younger visitors can get stuck into some themed craft activities, a fun trail & help us to catch the dastardly Guy Fawkes.
Do not need to pre- book, just pay on arrival. Normal site admission applies, plus £2 per person.
*Please note, if you already have a season pass you will only have to pay the £2 per person. Please present your season tickets at the admission hut.
Christmas at the Manor
Sunday 10th December, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Discover how Christmas was celebrated in times gone by! The 1620s House & Garden will be beautifully dressed in Jacobean style decor. See how preparations were made to celebrate the full twelve days of Christmas by the Digby Family.
Join in with festive carols and a mummers play, talk to costumed volunteers about food and feasting, Christmas customs, keeping warm in winter in the days before central heating and all the jobs that had to be done to ensure the holy season ran smoothly.
What’s more, there’ll be festive crafts in the barn and a children’s trail to enjoy!
Normal Admission plus £2. No need to pre-book, just come along on the day.
Wednesday 13th December, 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for an atmospheric evening house tour and partake in carols of old as we traverse through the traditionally decorated rooms.
SOLD OUT- Children’s Christmas Hamper Workshop
Saturday 16th December, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for this festive workshop to make the perfect hamper filled with Christmas crafts and treats.
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