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Accessibility

Access to the house by wheelchair or for those who have trouble climbing stairs is made very easy by a purpose built lift installed during the restoration. The only area not accessible is the Library, however staff can provide a short video showing the appearance of the room. Fully accessible toilets are available, as well as a hearing loop in the shop.

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Children & Families

Easter Trail 2017 ‘Patapan’s Great Adventure’

Sun 2 Apr 2017 - Mon 17 Apr 2017  As house opening hours - Sunday - Wednesday

Explore our enchanting gardens this Easter holiday with a Spring in your step as you follow in the paw prints of Horace Walpole’s cheeky pooch Patapan. This year we are going nuts for nature in our ‘senses’ational new outdoor trail. Em‘bark’ on Patapan’s Great Adventure and don’t forget to collect your chocolate treat and enter the postcard competition. Why not visit our café or book on to a Walpole Wednesday children’s activity and enjoy the fairytale setting for a little longer!

£2 per child, no booking necessary. 2- 17th April 2017 Sun- Wed and Easter Saturday (as house opening hours). Children must be accompanied by an adult.

No booking required.


Family Activities - Walpole Wednesdays: Colourful Castle

Wed 5 Apr 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

Get playful with colour, experiment with vibrant shades used in the House and make a stained glass window in magical multicolour to illuminate your home.

Under 5s. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Family Activities - Walpole Wednesdays: Golden Gilding

Wed 5 Apr 2017 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM  

Have you seen all that glitters on our Gallery ceiling? Try your hand at some gold leaf crafting to decorate magnificent treasures that Horace would have been delighted by.

Over 5s. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.


Family Activities - Walpole Wednesdays: Once Upon a Time...

Wed 12 Apr 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

Our magical castle is the perfect setting for a fairytale workshop with stories, crafts and a sprinkling of glitter!

Under 5s. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Family Activities - Walpole Wednesdays: Create a Comic

Wed 12 Apr 2017 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM  

Transform yourself with our historical costumes, make your own props and bring your imagination to life by creating a graphic story using our iPads. Will you choose a creepy comic or a fairytale fantasy?

Over 5s. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.


Music & Fun Day

Sun 2 Jul 2017 12:00 PM - 7:30 PM  

Our annual music and family fun day raises funds for the ongoing restoration of this important local house and garden, providing our local community with a wonderful fun day out.

Regarded as the biggest and best fun day in the borough with a number of attractions to enjoy – Live Music Stage, Crafts, Charity Stalls, Children’s Rides and Entertainment, Food Stalls, Ice Cream, Beer & Pimms Tent. Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy.

Performers

12.30 – 12.55: The Holt Brothers

1.10 – 1.50:     Big Tooth

2.05 – 2.55:     Big Steam

3.10 – 4.00:     Odgers, Simmonds & Bedford

4.15 – 5.05:     The Mustangs

5.20 – 6.00:     Nark Drool & The Shudders

6.20 – 7.30:     The Eel Pie Allstars

Entry: Suggested donation £4 adults, £1 0-16 years.

All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

No booking required.