The ancient and charming Manor House at West Horsley Place will be opening to visitors this Easter holiday. On Tuesdays and Thursdays in the school holidays this fascinating place will be available to explore, with lots of extra activities to join in with.

Explore the historic site
With over 600 years of history, West Horsley Place Manor House has some incredible stories to tell. Henry VIII owned the building, Walter Raleigh’s head might be buried there and, when Elizabeth I visited, a whole theatre was built in the grounds for her revels. On Open Days you can wander around the principal rooms at your own leisure and enjoy the atmosphere. Expert guides will be on hand to tell you about the history of the site.

Fun for fans of BBC Ghosts
West Horsley Place is known all over the world as ‘Button House’. The highly popular family comedy BBC Ghosts was filmed entirely on location. For these special Family Open Days fans can gather to enjoy a game of chess or Twist-It, take part in costume competitions and see props used in the show.

Activities for young children
While we are enjoying the school holidays, why not bring your little ones along to take part in the fun! You don’t have to be a fan of BBC Ghosts to join in with family activities. There will be a craft room full of Easter art activities, outdoor games, dress-up and a rabbit trail in the formal gardens full of amazing facts. Find all the rabbits for a little chocolate treat!

Entry prices are £12 for adults and £6 for children. All ticket income goes towards the conservation of the Manor House which is currently on England’s ‘Heritage at Risk’ Register. Purchase your tickets now and join them for a day to remember, head to www.westhorsleyplace.org.

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