Stately home offering fun for all the family

Fun for all the family is on offer at one of Northumberland’s stately homes this summer as it hosts a series of events offering activities for youngsters.

The corridors of Wallington, near Cambo, are set to once again ring with the sound of laughter over the coming weeks as an interactive adventure encouraging children to explore and let off steam is unveiled.

The Release the Fun! initiative is intended to offer an insight into the years in the early 20th century when the hall was home to the unconventional Charles and Mary Trevelyan and their boisterous offspring.

Created by Morpeth-based arts company November Club, it consists of a self-directed journey through the 17th century house aimed at children aged seven and over, encourages them to enjoy and experience the National Trust site in much the same way that the Trevelyan youngsters did all those generations ago.

Events manager Julie Thomson said: “The house is traditionally an area that families steer clear of because they are worried about invading this priceless space, but when Sir Charles and Lady Mary and their children were living here, it was a place of noise and mess and mayhem.

“We want to recreate that sense of Wallington being a lived-in family home by inviting visitors to help us find the fun.”

The events are free, though usual entry charges apply. For details, call 01670 773600 or go to www.nationaltrust.