There are Plenty of Family Spring Activities at Sheffield Manor Lodge

March 9, 2018

There are plenty of family Spring activities at Sheffield Manor Lodge

Whether it's an Easter egg hunt in our Tudor Manor grounds, children's arts and crafts or a family Tudor tour, there are plenty of family Spring activities for you and your family to enjoy at Sheffield Manor Lodge.

Easter Egg Hunt - Sunday 1st April

Come and search for lost eggs scattered throughout the Tudor grounds of Sheffield Manor Lodge. Solve the riddles to claim a chocolate egg prize. As well as the Easter Egg hunt, there will be donkey rides, a bouncy castle with unlimited time, Easter themed craft and a chance to name one of our two pygmy goats. Please see our website for more details.

Easter Egg Hunt at Sheffield Manor Lodge

Children's Holiday Crafts - Tuesday 3rd April - Friday 6th April and Tuesday 10th - Friday 13th April

Come and try our Easter holiday crafts week. We will be making sock bunnies, egg candles and chocolate bunny packs. The following week we'll be celebrating spring by crafting a lollipop stick plant pot, clay daffodil tealight holder and herb box. As well as this our sandpit and outside games area will be open also, we are also aiming to open the Turret House for an opportunity to dress up. Click here for more details.

Tudor Open Day - Sunday April 8th

Our Tudor open days are returning every Sunday from April 8th until October 14th – 11am until 4pm – and there’s more to do than ever before!

Our open Sundays have some great new additions to make them more family-friendly and appropriate for young adventurers. We’ve introduced new family tours of our historic grounds, including the 16th century Turret house which was home to George Talbot (the 6th Earl of Shrewsbury) and his wife, Bess of Hardwick. Mary Queens of Scots was even held prisoner here in the 1570s and 1580s!

At the Turret house, kids can travel back to the 16th century by dressing up in Tudor-style outfits and meeting Bess of Hardwick and other costumer characters. Get stuck in the stocks, lost in the lavender maze, and muck around in our giant sandpit. We even have crafts and giant wooden games so everyone can get involved. Here's what you can do:

  • Have an adult or family tour to discover the history that happened on your doorstep
  • Meet Bess of Hardwick or Mary Queen of Scots
  • Get lost in the lavender labyrinth
  • Dress up as a prince and princess in the Turret House (not just for children!)
  • Pretend you’re at the seaside and build a sandcastle in the giant sandpit
  • Get stuck in out brand new stocks! (We promise we won’t throw rotten vegetables)
  • Discover giant wooden games dotted throughout the site.
  • Make a historical craft sometimes joined by a costume character
  • Imagine the ruins are a castle and needs defending from attack!

When you have finished exploring bring a blanket for a picnic (we sell hot and cold drinks and snacks in the Discovery Centre) or wander down the hill to the Rhubarb Shed Cafe to tuck into a tasty meal enjoying the Pictorial Meadows as you go. Click here for more info.

Sunday open days cost just £3 for adults – and kids go free! And, if you want to keep coming back, you can purchase a £10 season pass which permits free entry to all of our Sunday open days, plus loads more special offers and discounts, for the whole year!

Sheffield Manor Lodge costumes volunteer

Come and join us this Easter at Sheffield Manor Lodge and try our family Spring activities.

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