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Lost Treasures: Summer Activities

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Following on from the fantastic success of Clumber Park’s Lost Treasures – The Imagined Mansion, this summer we have revealed the history of one of 7th Duke of Newcastle’s most extravagant playthings, The Lincoln Frigate.


It is now open and ready for boarding as part of Clumber Park’s Lost Treasures theme.  Not only can visitors see the parkland from a new platform, opening up lost vistas and new landscapes, there will also be a range of exciting activities to get stuck into at the Discovery Centre and around the park as part of the festivities.  Come and make your own origami boat and then see if it floats on our very own miniature boating lake – or have your own battles and boat races with friends.


Here’s just a sneak peek of what we have to offer:

  • Origami boat making and newspaper sailor hats – You and your children can make their very own origami boats in the Discovery Centre before heading out to our miniature boating lake to see if they float.
  • Colouring activities and activity sheet in the Discovery Centre – Perfect for the kids, with all activities relating to the Lincoln Frigate. Perfect for a rainy day.
  • Leaf Printing in the Turning Yard – Join the rangers to try out an exciting wild craft and take home an amazing piece of natural art. Using leaves from trees found in Clumber Park we will be going to make leaf prints which will show you the details of how a leaf works. The printing will take the shape of the 7th Duke’s fantastic Lincoln Frigate. These sessions will be ran from 13.30-15.30 on the 27th July and 17thAugust
  • Flag competition – Children can design their very own flag inspired by their time at Clumber Park over the summer holidays. The competition opens from Saturday 22nd July and closes on Sunday 20th August. Three winners will be chosen; one from each of three age categories, their flags will be professionally printed and flown from the masts of the Lincoln over September until the Lincoln is dismantled in the first week of October.

By visiting this summer you will also be supporting our ambitious project, Clumber Park Revitalised, which will revive and elevate this magnificent but worn out place so it can be enjoyed forever and by everyone.

Posted on 26 July 2017

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