Get Hands on with History at Audley End

DATE

Sat 20 Jul - Sun 1 Sep 2019 

TIME

11am - 5pm

LOCATION

Audley End House and Gardens 

SUITABLE FOR

Children

Get set for a jam-packed summer as we bring history to life with fun-filled family events at Audley End.

Meet a celebrated monarch in our interactive story-telling sessions or join us for a fairy trail to see if you can spot a magical resident. Have a go at testing your spy skills and strength in a WWII obstacle course and don’t forget to come and explore the Victorian jobs your history teacher’s too timid to tell you!

The activities will change each week so why not come back time and time again to try something new?

Sat 20 Jul - Fri 26 Jul 2019 - Country Houses

Come and explore the murky world of crime and punishment in the Victorian age. Hear the scandals of insidious grave robbers, secretive conspirators and the dastardly world of smuggling.

Mon 29 Jul - Sun 4 Aug - Myths and Legends

Travel back in time for a royal adventure at Audley End to uncover the myths and legends Of England's past. The lives of four of our most celebrated and notorious monarchs are brought to life in interactive performances for all the family.

Mon 5 Aug - Sun 11 Aug - Country Houses

Discover what life was like upstairs and downstairs for lords, ladies and the people served them at Audley End. Take part in some good old fashioned fun. Play with Victorian toys and meet the toymakers who made them.

Mon 12 Aug - Sun 18 Aug - Myths and Legends

Tip toe around the gardens to find the smallest, most magical residents! Join our Victorian adventurers as they guide you around the site and tell you fascinating stories inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's experience with fairies. How many doorways will you find?

Mon 19 - Sat 24 Aug - Secrets and Spies

Attention! Right you ‘orrible lot, it’s training time. Become a Home Front hero and be put through your paces at Audley End. Fall into step and polish your shoes or it’ll be basic rations for you. Discover Audley End’s secret wartime past with this hands on experience of soldiers on the front line.

Tue 27 Aug - Sun 1 Sep - Country Houses

Join our careers fair with a difference! From chimney sweeps to pure collectors, match stick makers to porcelain glazers - travel back in time and discover the vile Victorian jobs your history teacher’s too timid to tell you!

Prices

Type Price
English Heritage members Free
Adult £18.50
Child, 5-17 years £11.10
Concession £16.70
Family £48.10

Price Notes

Ticket price includes entry to event.

How to book

Tickets will be available to purchase at the event site on the day.

How to find us

Property: Audley End House and Gardens
Address: Off London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4JF
Location: Saffron Walden, Essex, East of England

Membership starts from £48

Membership gives you unlimited access to castles and gardens, historic houses and abbeys, and kids go free ...

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UNLIMITED ACCESS TO OVER 400 HISTORIC PLACES

Live and breathe the story of England at royal castles, historic gardens, forts & defences, world-famous prehistoric sites and many others.

FREE ENTRY FOR UP TO SIX CHILDREN

Free entry for up to six children accompanied by an adult member (under 18 years and within the family group).

FREE HANDBOOK TO PLAN INSPIRING DAYS OUT, WORTH £10.95

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FREE OR REDUCED ENTRY TO OUR EXCITING EVENTS

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