Children are always welcome at what was originally the Holt’s family home. Families can tour the house, enjoy design interactives, trails and eye-spy activities, colour-in a doll’s house drawing of Blackwell or dress-up as the Holt family who lived here over 100 years ago. During the school holidays, we run a lively programme of family and children’s activities too.

This October half term, kids can come and play with image transfer, college and composition to create a Grayson Perry inspired vase.

Youngsters (and adults) love our augmented reality app. Just pick up an iPad from reception and ‘meet’ the Holt family at points throughout the house.

The Blackwell Tea Room offers quality, locally-sourced ingredients in the special children’s menu.


  • Family activities
  • Children’s menu
  • Baby food warming
  • High chairs
  • Baby changing
  • Pram friendly
  • A garden to run around and let off steam in

Something for everyone

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