Fun for children (& adults!) this summer

Summer Holiday fun with Betsy Bumblebee

Betsy Bumblebee is back again for more family fun this summer, with a different story each week!  Enjoy crafts, treasure hunts and original stories in a 14th Century Hall.

The activities are suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years old, please be aware that children will need to be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.  The cost is £5 per child.  We strongly recommend you book tickets online (via the link below) as we cannot guarantee a space if you turn up on the day!

Week One

July 31st - August 3rd


The Craft:   Make your very own puppy, & a dog and bone game

The Hunt:   Complete the puppy hunt around the hall to secure a treat.


10:30am: Crafts in the Ascroft

11:15am: Storytelling with Betsy in the Chapel

11:45am: Free time for children to do their craft and the treasure hunt (this can take as much time as you need!)

Don’t forget to visit the Mayflower playground and play trail in the woods, as well as our small animals and Bee Centre.

There is no charge for parking and entry to the Hall & grounds is completely free.   Please be aware that we don’t allow picnics for this reason – our charity relies on the money we make from the delicious food & drink we sell which enables us to keep our doors open for free! You can book a table on the link below.

Visitor Comments

“Brought my 2 Children aged 6 and 10 today to the Easter Craft day and we had the best time. Spent 3 hours altogether and the kids LOVED it. We ate in the restaurant and were served really quickly and by very friendly staff. The food was delicious and i would highly recommend it. Excellent!!!”

“Visited today for the hunt and arts and crafts with Betsy the parlour maid Absolutely fantastic  Will def visit again " betsy" was fantastic Lots of interactions for the kids and giggles for the adults”

Follow the links below to see what Betsy is getting up to for the rest of August!

Week Two: “The not so secret, secret garden”  7th – 10th August

Week Three: “The Billy Goat Guff” 14th– 17th August

Week Four: “The show must go on!”  21st– 24th August

Week Five: “Whether the weather or not”  28th – 31st August

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