Curiouser and Curiouser: Exploring Rippon Lea’s Garden
Once upon a time, Rippon Lea’s gardens provided the backdrop to the games and adventures of children who lived in the house. Now it’s your turn to explore of Rippon Lea’s secrets. This self-guided journey of discovery is suitable for families with primary school aged children aged 6 and over.
Rippon Lea Estate is a national treasure: sweeping lawns, an abundance of beautiful trees, a lake, a look-out tower and a magnificent fernery. It was once a family home and its extensive gardens provided the backdrop to the games and adventures of generations of children. Now it’s your turn to follow in their footsteps. Explore Rippon Lea’s gardens using a map and activity sheet. Along the way, activities encourage children to record what they see around them and think about the lives of previous owners of the estate. With fourteen acres to explore there’s lots to see, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes, and bring a hat, water and snacks. This self-guided, self-paced journey of discovery is suitable for families with primary school aged children aged 6 and over. What will you discover?
Map and activity sheet are available from the ticket-box throughout the Heritage Festival and are included in normal entry fees.