Victorian Explorers: Tyntesfield Through Time
8th August at 10:30 am - 31st August at 2:30 pm
Experience life as a Victorian, in summer day camps at Tyntesfield.
Aimed at seven – 12 years, these day sessions will allow children to see the estate through the eyes of the people that would have historically lived at and visited Tyntesfield.
The Tyntesfield estate, near Bristol, was once the home of the Gibbs family. The wealthy City of London merchant William Gibbs, bought Tyntesfield for his growing family in 1843 and the family transformed Tyntesfield into the Gothic extravaganza it is today creating the perfect place for four generations of family life.
Children will have the opportunity to take part in a range of activities across the estate including growing and tasting food, clay modelling and taking part in some exciting games in the woodland. The sessions will provide an immersive experience for inquisitive children to part-take in some historical crafts and play, as well as offering a great opportunity for children to get out of the house and into nature.
Inspired by the historically used commonplace books, which were used by many people in the past, including poet Hannah More who wrote about her time in the woodlands of the Tyntesfield estate, children will also be able to create their own diaries to document their summer adventure at Tyntesfield, and to keep as a memento.
Each day will begin at 10.30am, when children will be signed in and greeted by the learning team at Home Farm. The group will then be taken on a tour around the estate to take part in the different hands-on activities, before stopping for lunch. After the picnic, the group will take part in the day’s final activities, before making their way back to Home Farm for a pick up at 2.30pm.
The sessions will be led by Tyntesfield’s learning team, who run all of the school visits during term-time, the team have plenty of experience with school-aged children and have all been DBS checked. Children are welcome to book on to the sessions with their friends or siblings, or come independently, as there will be plenty of opportunity to make new friends on the day. To ensure that every child has the very best day possible, the sessions will run in small groups, therefore booking is essential to avoid disappointment.
A packed lunch is required.
Various dates: 8, 14, 23, 19, 31 August, 10.30am start and finishing at 2.30pm.