Christmas Crafts, Decorate Gingerbread Stars, and Learn About Christmas 200 Years Ago!
Step into another century as you experience William Wordsworth’s life at Dove Cottage. Wordsworth and his family lived in this humble Lake District cottage from 1799 to 1808.
What was Christmas like when the Wordsworths lived at Dove Cottage 200 years ago? Have a go at some Georgian Christmas crafts, including making pomanders and wreaths. Read Dorothy Wordsworth’s gingerbread recipe and decorate some gingerbread stars. Learn about what the Wordsworth family ate on Christmas day and how they celebrated and, dress up in Georgian costume.
Today, Dove Cottage has been brought back to life and the sights, sounds and smells evoke memories of over 200 years ago.
Little moments taken from the Wordsworths’ poems, journals and letters have been recreated, telling the story of their life here. In this time of ‘plain living and high thinking’, the everyday mixed with the extraordinary.
It was whilst living here, amongst the hustle and bustle of daily life, that Wordsworth wrote many of his greatest poems and his sister Dorothy kept her fascinating Grasmere journal.
- For families with children of all ages.
- £18.00 per family
- Thursday 21st 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
- Parking is free for this event.