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Summer of Play

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National Trust

  • 6 September 2024
  • 09:0015:30
  • See organiser for pricing
  • Ages 0 – 18 years


Step back in time with Summer of Play at Sizergh.

Inspired by archival footage from the family archive, Summer of Play at Sizergh will transport you back in time.

In the 1930s, the Strickland family used the Dutch Garden and South Lawn to spend time together. Scan the QR code to see footage of games in the garden and a garden party.

Choose a hat and make your way up the steps, just like the guests arriving at Sir Gerald’s garden party, or try your hand at some skipping games like the ones the Strickland children enjoyed.

Further afield, walk to the bird hide to see what’s visiting the wetland, or discover which special plants are growing on Sizergh Fell.

You can also trace the history of Sizergh by following the scallop trail through the house.

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.


Discover Sizergh’s garden and plant collection with a garden tour.

Explore the traces of Sizergh’s prehistoric past, and its picturesque present, with a guided walk to Sizergh Fell. Booking is essential.

Meet some of the key characters in Sizergh’s history, delving into 800 years of history.

Discover some of Sizergh’s lesser-known stories with pop-up talks.


  • Kendal
  • Cumbria
  • LA9
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Nearest stations

  • Kendal (0.39 miles)
    • National Rail line National Rail

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