Reception and key stage 1

Please note: please contact us if you cannot find a suitable day. We will do our best to accommodate you. We are also happy to discuss with you how you would like us to tailor activities to support your needs.

For more information, enquiries and bookings please contact Ellie Buckingham, bookings administrator, at gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk or call 01362 869251

Events

Once Upon A Time

The Museum of Fairytales is about to open. Who has hidden all the precious objects? Can you help the curator find them all? Meet the Wicked Witch and make potions in the woods, quest with Jack to the Giant’s castle and help poor Cinders keep her cottage clean. An active day promoting communication and literacy skills.

2018: 18-22, 25-29 June, 2-6, 9-13 July

Other dates available on request.

Full day, £4 per child

Homes Long Ago

Discover what it was like to live in Norfolk one hundred years ago with our costumed characters. The Vicar is coming to tea... can you help to make everything spick and span? Lend a hand with the cooking and make the tea in Cherry Tree Cottage. Scrub and mangle your way through old-fashioned washing in the Washhouse and find out about life in the Farmhouse through an active object handling session.

2018: 26-28 February, 1-2, 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-28 March, 16-20 April, 8-11 May, 9-13 July

Other dates available on request.

Full day, £4 per child

Spring on the Farm

Experience Victorian life on the farm. Meet the shepherd, hear about his busy spring and the lambs he looks after. Help the farmer’s wife with the spring cleaning and get the washing done in the washhouse. There’s also time to see the baby animals on the farm.

2018: 12-16, 19-23, 26-28 March

Other dates available on request.

Full day, £4 per child

Life in the 1950s

Find out about ‘life within living memory’ as we prepare for our Coronation party. Help with the cooking in Cherry Tree Cottage and make sure that everything is spick and span. Buy ingredients from the Village Shop, play with 1950s toys and visit our 1950s room to see how life has changed.

2018: 26-28 February, 1-2, 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-28 March, 16-20 April, 8-11 May, 9-13 July

Other dates available on request.

Full day, £4 per child

Food and Farming

Find out where our food comes from with an active day on the farm and in the garden. Help the farmer with the work on our traditional farm, meet the animals and see how we grow wheat to make bread. Explore our cottage garden and enjoy a drama session all about growing plants.

2018: 8-11, 14-18 May

Other dates available on request.

Full day, £4 per child

The Three Little Pigs

Huff and puff your way through the story of the three little pigs. Make your own pig or wolf from woodland materials, explore the Brick House and have a go at keeping it clean and tidy. Find out where animals live on the farm and build your own home of sticks or straw to keep the pigs safe and warm.

2018: 21-25 May

Other dates available on request.

Full day, £4 per child

Three Billy Goats Gruff

Work together to explore the story of the Billy Goats Gruff through sound and movement. Build a trippety-trap bridge and create an ugly troll, explore the natural surroundings of the farm and meet our very own goats!

2018: 21-25 May

Other dates available on request.

Full day, £4 per child

Information, enquiries and bookings

There are lots of different ways to visit Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse:

  • Book a special event (above)
  • Come on a teacher-led visit
  • Enhance your teacher-led visit with an additional activity or activities: object handling, Victorian cooking, old fashioned washing or food and farming
  • Work with us to develop a programme which fits your learning needs

For information, enquiries and bookings please contact Ellie Buckingham, bookings administrator, at gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk or call 01362 869251.