Learning Offers for All

Schools Programme

Here at Mrs Smith’s Cottage we provide learning opportunities which link closely to the National Curriculum, support the development of key skills, and bring the past to life for all ages groups. From School Trips, to Resource Boxes, and even Outreach sessions we offer a diverse range of activities which meets the needs of any school.

Resource Boxes

We have a fantastic range of resource boxes available on loan for schools, early years settings, care homes, and home education groups.

Looking to find out more?

Email us: [email protected]

Garden Explorers

Story Basket

A loan box full of books and toys suitable for early years groups. Introducing topics of gardens and the natural world through stories, play, and creative activities.

Ideal for early years and foundation stage groups and families.

Homes from the Past

Resource Box

A great introduction to how the home has changed over the last 150 years. Full of household items, and toys, from the past for your group to explore and enjoy.

Ideal for all age groups in school or at home.

Memory Suitcase

Sensory Box

A highly sensory resource box containing a wide range of audio and specially designed textural objects which will tell stories of everyday life in the past.

Ideal for encouraging memory sharing and those who enjoy sensory play.

Life Long Learners

From talks to craft workshops here at the cottage we have activities for learners of all ages, with a wide range of events running throughout the year.

Group Visits

Group visits with guided tours can be booked for when we are not usually open to the public allowing you plenty of time to explore the cottage at your own pace and ask all the questions you want.

Not able to visit us?

Our outreach programme includes activities that can be booked for groups such as the WI, U3A, Home School Groups or Adult Education Groups. Follow the link below to see our current outreach offers.

For more information, or to book a group visit, talk, or workshop, please email: [email protected]


Exploring Mrs Smith’s Cottage provides learning opportunities for every member of a family group, encouraging conversations and sharing memories.

When you arrive at the cottage please make sure to ask for our family activities to avoid missing out!

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