(Goblin is 32 months)
This weekend Goblin and I went to a Living History event at Kentwell Hall in Suffolk. For three weeks of the year the entire manor and grounds are populated by 400 individuals who dress up in sixteenth century costume.basket makers, chandlers, colliers, alchemists, merchants, bowyers, archers, sotlers, bakers, dairymaids, and brewers. There are those who work with wool including dyers, spinners, weavers and felt makers. There are those who work with metal including iron smelters on the foundry and black smiths on the forge. There are working kilns for glass blowing and firing of pottery made on the manor. And there are of course a host of gentle folk and servants in the great house.
The history lesson wasn't completely wasted. Goblin learned that when Nanny's are naughty you place them in the stocks!Kentwell hall is wonderful and we spent 5 hours there and didn't even see everything. It is very child friendly and is definitely worth a visit if you are in the UK. I'd recommend going on one of the Tudor or WWII event days. More details can be found on their website. http://www.kentwell.co.uk/
Here are some of the photos we took during our day out.
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I love living history events like this - such a lovely, hands-on way for children to learn!ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking up to Learning Laboratory at Mama Smiles =)
So good to see history re-enacted like this. Goblin clearly enjoyed the day! Thank you for linking up to Country KidsReplyDelete
That looks like a great place to visit with the children - and I'm always up for a bit of education mix in with fun.ReplyDelete
Thought I commented on this last year! Lovely pic of smallest and her sticks :)ReplyDelete