Learning Offers for All

From schools to scouts, and toddlers to U3A groups, Mrs Smith’s Cottage offers a variety of learning opportunities for all.

Schools Programme

Here at Mrs Smith’s Cottage we provide engaging learning activities 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.

From Youth to U3A Groups

We welcome groups of all types and sizes to the cottage, and we even run some of our own! Join us with your little ones for our ‘NavenBees’ toddler group which meets twice a month on Friday mornings, or find workshops for all ages listed on our events page.
If you’d like to bring a group of your own to us, you can book the cottage all to yourselves. This includes a full guided tour as well as time to explore and to ask questions, and we can put on a variety of additional activities on request.
We can cater to a variety of additional needs and interests, whether your troop would love to come and complete our ‘Be More Hilda’ Scouts and Guides Badge, or your local history group would like to explore the Navenby Heritage Trail.

Not Able to Visit Us?

Explore the cottage from the comfort of your home or school using our Digital Cottage. This 360 degree Matterport tour pairs perfectly with our schools, home education, and care home offerings if you are unable to visit us. We can even bring activities to you! From rag-rug workshops to special interest talks and loans boxes, please contact us and we’ll be happy to put together a package tailored to you.

Resource Boxes

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

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.

If you’re ready to find out more, email us on [email protected] or call 01522811469