Summer Family Fun

  • DATE

    19 July - 3 September 2023

  • TIME

    11:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome




    Elizabeth Gaskell's House
    84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW

Rain or shine, indoor or outdoor, we have a summer of trails and games for all the family when you visit Elizabeth Gaskell’s House.

Explore our historic garden on the garden trail by scanning the QR codes to learn fun facts, play games, tell jokes and find out ways you can help to support wildlife and reduce your carbon emission at home. (We also have a paper version of the garden trail so don’t worry if you don’t have a phone to scan the codes.)

Victorian family games to play in the garden
During the summer holidays we have Victorian family games like croquet and skittles on the lawn and you are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the garden.

Inside our Victorian House we have our much-loved Cranford the Cat Trail, dressing-up for all ages, activity baskets and colouring sheets in the basement.

Both trails and garden games are free and children under 16 are free with a paying adult. Adults are £7 per person and tickets are valid for 12 months so you can return as many times as you want within the year.

Summer Fun at the House is every Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 11am-4.30pm (last entry 3pm) from 19 July