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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The Kids take over Paxton House!

This week saw Paxton House be taken over by the Kids of Eyemouth High School. Entry was by donation and we had a tremendous amount of support by the local community and their parents and we just wanted to share with you a few special snaps from the day.

All dressed in traditional costume they really showed us how people would of lived here at Paxton when it was first built.

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They also wanted to try their hand with some traditional cooking techniques in the Old Kitchen, there were drop Scones and Homemade bread from the bread ovens on offer to the members of the public.

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Even Paxton Ted showed up to support them!

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Thanks again Eyemouth High School for a wonderful take over day at Paxton House!

 

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 “
Great house the tour was excellent, staff could not be more helpful or friendly. Cafe is a must to visit to. Garden very nice even in November and a good play area to keep the kids happy. “Should be top of the list of places to visit”
Very friendly staff at lovely pace to visit, the grounds are good and the tour of the house very interesting, good kids playground and cafe too. “Worth a look…”