Afternoon tea in the Picture Gallery

Afternoon tea at Paxton house is not one you forget too quickly.

Last month we had an afternoon of tea, prosecco and delicious food in our Picture Gallery with the Steinway playing in the background.  The food was a delightful array of miniature meringues, scones with jam and cream, finger sandwiches, quiche and of course the homemade cakes, all made by the Chefs in the tearoom.

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The room provides a beautiful ambience with the amazing paintings, beautiful fireplace and the tables decorated to perfection.

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After such a wonderful afternoon in September the team here at Paxton decided another one was a must, so afternoon teas at Paxton will be a regular occurrence in our Picture Gallery.  Imagine the roaring fire and the Steinway playing in the background on a cold winters afternoon, check out our events page for the upcoming Afternoon tea.

Kids activities this October

This October at Paxton House our kids activities were so much fun, with Autumn lantern making, halloween mask or decorations and the Bat walks, there was something for everyone.

The bat walk was a huge success with all the family enjoying their adventure around the grounds and seeing many different species, including Soprano pips with Myotis in the woods and Daubenton skimming along the River Tweed. bat-walk

Making Autumn lanterns was the next activity, which did not disappoint. This had the kids foraging around the grounds for Autumn leaves and then back to the house to create their very own lantern to take home with them. Just take a look at the creativity!

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Check out our website for more details on our education here at Paxton House. More activities are on the way this Christmas Cracker!!

Throwback at Paxton House with a twilight tour.

Last Friday we opened our doors in the twilight hours for you see how this beautiful old house would of been lived in by its original occupants. This included all guides in full traditional costumes, a playing of our Broadwood piano in the Drawing room as you went through the house and original costumes were on display that are usually not seen by the general public.

The guides had great fun showing you around and loved their costumes.

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Paxton House looked beautiful at twilight with the lights on, looking like a lovely warm Georgian home.

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Understated Perfection Merlo, Macclesfield
Wonderfully Lovely Mac, Leeds
"Scottish treat" Joanna C
“Wonderful Day”
A house with a lot of character, and in very good condition. “Excellent tour”
Paxton House has a beautiful interior. “Lovely Day Out”
Called into Paxton house for coffees and cakes - superb! “Wonderful place to go “