Friday, 23 August 2019

Return To Wordsworth House

Back in 2016 we visited Wordsworth House with a very little JJ. Having missed it on our last visit we decided to return this year on our most recent trip to the Lake District.

One of the many National Trust properties in the Lake District, Wordsworth House sits next to the river in the heart of Cockermouth. Birth place and childhood home of the Poet Laureate, William Wordsworth, the house is fixed in the 1770's and even has traditional food to try in the kitchen!

The interior of the house is very much like our last visit but with the new addition of a sheep scavenger hunt for the kids. On our last visit soft toys from the Beatrix Potter tales were scattered around the house for children to find, which was ideal for a younger JJ, and this sheep hunt was great for him now. It also gave a great chance for him to practice his counting!

The kitchen and cook offered traditional and freshly made food for sampling. The volunteer acting as the cook was really knowledgeable and kept JJ engaged in conversation for quite a while, which is a quite an achievement!

Upstairs, children can play with the old fashioned toys and dress in period clothing, which JJ (and I) quite enjoyed.

The garden continues to be a stunning sight and is extremely well maintained by the Trust. With different areas to stroll around and outdoor games to play, there's lots to enjoy and take in. 

Over the summer there were also some additional activities for the kids, including rock painting, a rock word game and a funny photo opportunity!

As with all our days out I like to share the important need to know info, so......
  • The car park is not on site and charges apply, but it's only a short walk away
  • Toilets and baby changing facilities are available in the old outbuildings 
  • There's a tea room but it's on the small side so perhaps check for a table before the whole family get overly excited for cake
  • Pushchairs aren't allowed inside so be prepared for carrying your little one or pulling out the reins
  • The property isn't fully accessible, so take a look at the National Trust website before visiting if you use a wheelchair or have mobility issues
  • If you visit as the apples fall you'll be able to pick one from a basket or wheelbarrow in the garden
Do you plan to visit Wordsworth House soon?

Mummy Snowy Owl

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