Saturday, 10 October 2015

Horace's House of Horror: Autumn at Strawberry Hill

Fantastical Halloween Activities at

Strawberry Hill

Join us at Horace Walpole's House of Horror this Halloween and enjoy a magical selection of family activities. 

Strawberry Hill hosts Halloween fun on 29th and 30th October with a variety of spooky activities to suit children of a range of ages. Under 5s can transform themselves into Little Witches & Wizards whilst over 5s embark on an adventure, creating powerful potions to befuddle their friends in our Confusing Concoctions workshop.

In the evening, children can enter the Gothic Castle for Spooky Stories. In the shadow of his ancient tomes listen to  tales of old. Kids can dress up in their favourite Halloween costumes and let their imaginations run wild. Using their own imaginations, children will explore imaginary lands through drama activities including creating spooky shadows and soundscapes that echo through the castle. Spooky Stories has been tailored to the various ages so that you can choose the one best suited to your children.

Horace's House of Horror is loyally supported by Milestone & Collis who specialise in Residential Lettings in Twickenham, Teddington & The Hamptons. 
Anthony Robson, Managing Director ofMilestone Collis said “The Directors of Milestone & Collis Limited are delighted and proud to sponsor the Strawberry Hill House, Horace’s House of Horror campaign, to be held in this fine Grade 1 Listed Gothic Castle”. 

Booking: All House of Horror activities require advance booking. 
Click here to find out more and book your tickets.
Join us for the Big Draw on Sunday 11th October
Celebrating the unique language of drawing, 'Every Drawing Tells a Story' is the theme for the years world's biggest drawing festival.

Join us between 2-4PM and help create a frieze of life-size silhouettes inspired by the sculptures of acclaimed artist Laura Ford.You'll also be able to illustrate your own anthropomorphic flick-book to take home.
This is a free event and people of all ages are invited to join in!
Exclusive for Strawberry Hill Friends and Volunteers
Following the great success of Lucy Adlington's 'Portrait of a Lady' presentation last year, we are delighted to be welcoming her back in November for not one, but two more brilliant performances; 'Jane Austen's Ladies of a Certain Age' and 'Gothic for Girls'. These highly entertaining 'costume-in-context' evenings are well grounded in academic and textile research. Read more...

Please note you must be a member of the Friends of Strawberry Hill to book onto these events. Find out more here.

The Strawberry Hill Peacock Appeal
Strawberry Hill's Peacock Appeal is nearly half way to its £1 million  target  Help us ensure that this beautiful building is preserved for future generations to admire and enjoy.
Donate to our Peacock Appeal today 
via our website or instantly by texting STRA44 plus any desired amount (i.e. STRA44 £10) to 70070.
Every donation given by June 2016 will be generously matched by the Heritage Lottery Fund under the Catalyst scheme. Thank you for your continued support.

Last days of Laura Ford Exhibition
Our  popular special exhibition is closing on 1st November. Do not miss the chance to see Laura Ford's sculptures in the historic environment of Strawberry Hill House and Garden.

Please note the House and Gardens will be closed on the following dates:

Saturdays 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 October
Sundays 18 and 25 October