SPECIAL EVENT DAY
See the 1620s House and Garden come alive as costumed members of the Sealed Knot Society move in for the long weekend.
Meet the wealthy family members and their servants going about their business in the house, while outside in the grounds you can explore a tented camp full of early 17th century cookery, crafts, and games. Members of the local militia will also be on hand to show weapons and armour of the time and a herbalist can show you how local medicine was dispensed.
There is an assortment of activities for children and adults including ‘Horse Racing’ (a pastime of the landed gentry), as well as, musket and pike drill.
There will also be an opportunity to see;
- 17th Century cooking and the way food was served
- A Herbalist,
- A Scribe
- Wool Merchants,
- 17th Century Games where participation is encouraged
- Maypole Dancing on the Friday and Saturday
- A Barber Surgeon and
- 17th Century technology
Admission tickets on special event days (during normal open hours) will be subject to a £2 extra charge per person.
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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