If you’re looking for ways to entertain the children during the half term break, why not bring them over to Valentines Mansion & Gardens? With hundreds of years of history to explore and the gorgeous outdoors, it’s the perfect day out for the whole family.
Inside the Mansion, which is free entry, you can step back in time and visit the restored period rooms, and get a feel of what is was like to live in this wonderful house from when it was built over 320 years ago! The Victorian kitchen is a real treat for kids and adults alike, with its pantry, scullery and kitchen packed full of lots interesting objects – have fun guessing what they were used for!
The little ones will love dressing up the Victorian and Georgian costumes and really getting a feel for what it would have been like to live here. These are available every open day for younger visitors to enjoy.
Visit on Bank Holiday Monday and you can take part in the Indoor & Outdoor Explorers trail. Just £2 per child, they’ll have fun hunting around the house and beautiful gardens for hidden objects and clues before picking up a treat at the end. 11am-4pm, last trail 3pm.
The gardens are always a real treat, with lots to see and explore – have a look around the kitchen garden and see all the fruits and vegetables growing out there, take a walk along the Long Water, pose for a photo with our tree-carved owl and stop for an ice-cream at the Gardener’s Cottage Café – you’ll have a great day out at Valentines Mansion.
Valentines Mansion will be open during half term between Sunday 26 May and Wednesday 29 May, 11am-4pm. Free entry (events charged for separately).
For more information visit http://www.valentinesmansion.com