Newstead Abbey was closed on Sunday 3rd December due to adverse weather conditions. If you had pre-booked you will be able to come along another day when Newstead Abbey & Gardens are open or receive a refund.

If you booked Narnia at Newstead House Admission on Sunday, you can simply bring your ticket and we will honour it on an alternative day. If you instead booked a House Tour, Afternoon Tea or Christmas Dinner, please email us to we will be able to confirm your booking for an alternative day. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Dream Houses


English: Writing, composition skills, planning writing, evaluating and editing, reviewing and sharing work.

History: significant person in history

In this session:

  • Explore the rooms at Newstead Abbey; the group will find out about some of the strange and unusual events that took place there when it was lived in by the poet Lord Byron, including his habit of doing pistol practice in the Great Hall and the fact you might meet his pet bear on the stairs!
  • The group will use these stories as a stimulus to create comics book images and text to imagine and describe their own dream houses.
  • Create a set of rules for their dream houses and what they might allow or disallow within them using sentences with imperatives
  • This session can be combined with a house tour, or another of our creative sessions to create a full day for your class.

Duration: 1.5 hours | 10.30am–12pm or 1pm–2.30pm
Cost per session: £6 per child

Key Stage: 1/2


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