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Young visitors

Mirehouse offers a wide range of facilities for the education and engagement of children. The house has been occupied as a family home since it was built in 1666. It is set in a varied landscape of fell side, forest, gardens and lakeshore. There are four sheltered woodland adventure playgrounds.

In the house we have a quizzes and information for children of varying ages.  The history quiz and information sheet keeps the older ones interested and occupied while the youngsters enjoy spotting owls and playing in the Victorian Nursery.  The relaxed atmosphere of the hosue is very welcoming to families and children.

We welcome school visits in the gardens and playgrounds at Mirehouse throughout the season by appointment.  The woodland playgrounds, nature trail, lakeside walk and lawns encourage children to enjoy a full day out actively engaging with nature and burning off some excess energy.  The Garden Hall is available to hire at a special rate of £75.  This provides toilets and an indoor space for leaving bags and having lunch. If teachers have the time, free preparatory visits are welcome. We are always pleased to discuss your visit on the telephone and to adapt to ensure you have the best value from your visit.