Family Fun

Family Fun with Trails, Challenges & Things to Do 

Have a go at any of our Family Trails this half term

We are open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11.00 – 3.00 (last entrance 2.15)

WE ARE ALSO OPEN THURSDAY 29th OCTOBER FOR SCHOOL HALF TERM – if you would like to reserve an entry time for Thursday email

Please book your ticket FREE for all young people over the age of 1.  We are able to take walk ins on the day but are limiting numbers to ensure you have the space to enjoy your visit.  If you would like to Book & Pay for your timed ticket for Wednedays & Saturdays you are able to do so via this link  

Download a copy of the trails from our website before you visit or pick one up when you arrive …

Accompanied young people under the age of 16 Free

Don’t forget to choose your ‘Have a Go’ prize from the shop

New:  Time-travellers Trail

Take yourself back to 1900 when Queen Victoria was on the throne and we first opened as a Museum.  A time when the World was black and white (not really!) you cooked with fire and you went to the toilet outside …

Download your Time-travellers Trail

Or you might still prefer one of the trails below.

Family Fun Trails

There is a Family Find it Trail for you to do as you search the hidden nooks and crannies of the gardens.  Pick up your trail and pencil at the Museum or download your own before you come

Or try out The Poetry Treasure Trail   …. or the Runaway Hare Trail though the House & Gardens  –  these are free to pick up when you visit or download them yourself before you come.


Family Fun & Things to do at Home

Download our bookmark here for fun at home

Why not send us your drawings of Mr Cowper’s pet hares, Tiney, Bess & Puss. (all boy hares by the way)

Send in your digital images via our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter  – or email to

Having difficulties spotting the differences between rabbit and hares?  Check out the Brown Hare Factsheet to help you.

Download our Mr Cowper paper doll here

A great website for more paper dolls is paperthinpersonas


Pick Up a FREE trail throughout the year

Check out our ‘What’s On’ page to find out about our school holiday family events.

The Runaway Hare Trail around the House & Gardens

The Poetry Treasure Trail around  the House & Gardens


Don’t miss the Dressing Up Room on the top floor 


Find the ‘Children Only – No Adults Boxes’ in all the rooms to investigate and have a go…

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Our Museum building remains CLOSED.  We are opening our gardens on limited entry.  The Cowper & Newton Museum gardens will be open to welcome you on Wednesday 5th August 10.30 – 12.15 and Saturday 8th August 10.30 – 12.15

(Follow our social media accounts or check back here for further opening days & times as they become available)