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Half Term at Petworth House & Park

Half Term at Petworth House & Park

20 - 28 OCTOBER

11.30am - 1.30pm

Elizabeth Ilive's science experiment has gone horribly wrong and she needs your help.

She was trying to power machinery by catching lightning on a stormy night but the lightning crashed in to the Pet Graves and something not so cute and fluffy has woken up.

This October half term, journey around the Pleasure Grounds and see if you can piece together what has happened.

Meet in the Estate Offices for story telling at 11.30am and 1.30pm to find out what has happened and then it's up to you.

Rather than looking for trail boards, you are looking for scenes. Can you find where the experiment went wrong? Can you find the Pet Graves where something might have woken up and the scenes of destruction in the Pleasure Grounds?

There might be evidence of chewed up easels, and what's scared all the bats from their trees? Find the scenes and answer the questions on the trail sheet to complete this terrifying trail.

Living at Petworth from the 1780s, Elizabeth Ilive built a laboratory at Petworth House and she was no stranger to experiments. Find out what happened on her accidental experiment and follow the story to the end to see how Elizabeth fixes things.

After finishing your trail pick up your prize from Church Lodge or the Car Park Reception.

Running from 20 October to 28 October, pick up your trail from the Car Park or Church Lodge Reception.

The trail around the Pleasure Grounds is suitable for children aged 5 and upward and is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs however there are some steep hills.

Trails are £3 and normal admission prices apply.

Earlier Event: October 20
Spot the Bats at Petworth House
Later Event: October 20
Brewery Tour at Langhams