Family Activities

1 March - 5 May 2024
10am - 4pm
Included in general admission

Discover magical beasts and fanciful flora.

These activities are included in museum admission and are self-led. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Visitor Sketchbooks: fanciful flora

Flowers and foliage appear in designs and decorations all over Blackwell; not least in our current temporary exhibition Sublime Symmetry, which showcases the work of Arts and Crafts ceramicist William De Morgan. This spring we invite you to take inspiration from the organic patterns and shapes in his work to create your own contribution to our collective visitor sketchbook.

Connect with other visitors and explore the space through their illustrations and ideas. Engage your artistic side, drawing inspiration from the Arts & Crafts movement, beautiful features within the house and gardens and the current exhibition.


  • Visitor sketchbooks are available at reception

  • Free with admission

Baillie’s animal adventure trail

Look closely and you’ll notice animals hidden all over Blackwell. Can you help Baillie the Blackwell dog find them all? Pick up a trail guide from the front desk to embark on your adventure.


  • Trail guides are available at reception

  • Most suitable for children aged 4-12

This listing is supplied by one of our museum partners and is not moderated by Art Fund.

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Blackwell: The Arts and Crafts House

Blackwell, Newby Bridge Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JT
01539 446139

Opening times

Daily 10am-5pm.


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