Christmas with the Greg family

Back in October you may remember that the cataloguing volunteers unearthed a letter which shed new light on the Greg family’s home life. The letter was from Mary Philips, wife of Robert Hyde Greg, to her son Robert, and explained the plans for their annual winter play. The team have uncovered yet more of Mary’s…

The Big Family Day Out at Quarry Bank

The Big Family Day Out is a festival of volunteering, between 23rd July and 7th August, taking place across six National Trust properties. We’ve just finished up our events here at Quarry Bank which saw 70 people come together to make lots of bat and bird boxes as a family, for use around the estate to give…

A Swinging Success! May Day at Quarry Bank

All that finger crossing and wishing certainly worked for once as we had glorious weather for our Victorian May Day. The day started pretty early for some of our staff, with my poor boss, Rachel, and a couple of our Rangers, Tim and John, arriving at the property at 7:15am to help to set up the Victorian Swing…

Easter at Quarry Bank 2013

We are determined that spring will have sprung by this weekend in time for our Easter Eggstravaganza, so everyone think bright sunny thoughts! We’ve all sorts planned for the perfect family Easter weekend (29 March-1 April, 12-4pm), and will be joined by the Cadburys team on Easter Sunday and Monday, who will be bringing along brilliant activities…

Unlocking Quarry Bank…

A few hundred years ago the toys of children who belonged to well-off families such as the Gregs would have included such objects as rocking horses, china dolls, train sets and sail boats. Whilst I’m sure that many children today still play with similar toys, the advent of the technological age means even three-year olds can…