Accessible Adventures Calendar: Your Guide to Inclusive Events at the National trust this March

Welcome to an exhilarating March filled with Accessible Adventures! This is your exclusive guide to inclusive events at the National Trust this month. As spring breathes life into the surroundings, we invite you to join us on a journey where history, creativity, and nature come together to create unforgettable experiences. From hands-on workshops to interactive exhibits, these activities promise an enjoyable and accessible experience for everyone on your folding mobility scooter.

Event Highlights:

Patterson's Spade Mill Interactive Tour - Templepatrick, County Antrim:

Embark on a captivating 60-minute immersive journey delving into the rich history of spade making. Experience the intense heat of the forge, marvel at the mesmerising dance of flames, and immerse yourself in the rhythmic symphony of hammers striking steel. Transport yourself back in time by touring the last water-powered spade mill in the UK, still operational today. Engage in the timeless craft of blacksmithing, unravelling the secrets of industrial heritage. Discover the origin of "knocking off time" as you forge your own piece of history. This unique experience is accessible to all, including those on folding mobility scooters, ensuring everyone can enjoy the magic of this historical adventure.

Patterson's Spade Mill Interactive Tour in Templepatrick, County Antrim. Experience the history and craftsmanship of spade making.

Accessibility: Fully accessible with wheelchairs available upon request.

Dates: 2nd March, 29th March, 30th March

Inspired by Landscape Exhibition - Avebury, Marlborough, Wiltshire:

Embark on a captivating artistic journey through the lens of Sarah Hobley, as she unveils a delightful exhibition of ceramic and cast marble art pieces inspired by the enduring beauty of Avebury and its scenic surroundings. Set within the charm of a seventeenth-century threshing barn, Sarah's exhibition masterfully captures the echoes of our ancestors in Wiltshire's landscape. Accessible to all, including those on folding mobility scooters, this exhibition invites you to explore the interplay of art, history, and nature. These unique pieces, available for purchase starting from £60, provide a wonderful opportunity for everyone to enjoy and engage with the cultural richness of the Avebury region.

The winter scene showcases the standing stones of Henge, inspired by the Landscape Exhibition in Avebury, Marlborough, Wiltshire.

Accessibility: The barn has step free access, but the entrance is cobbled and has a short slope.

Dates: March 1st - 28th

Anglo-Saxon Costume Making - Sutton Hoo Woodbridge, Suffolk:

Transport yourself back in time and observe the revival of Anglo-Saxon craft skills skillfully demonstrated by historical costume volunteers. Delve into the fascinating processes of spinning and dyeing, as well as the meticulous artistry of leatherwork and weaving. Immerse yourself in the intricate journey of crafting clothing and accessories from natural materials. This event is inclusive and accessible, allowing everyone to enjoy the experience, including those on folding mobility scooters who can seamlessly navigate through the captivating showcase of Anglo-Saxon craftsmanship.

Anglo-Saxon Costume Making at Sutton Hoo Woodbridge, Suffolk. Experience the art of creating authentic Anglo-Saxon costumes.

Dates: March 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th

Nature’s Tapestry | Botanical Embroidery at Hidcote - Hidcote, near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire:

Delve into the enchanting world of botanical embroidery with artist Olga Prinku. Visit Hidcote's exhibition hall to witness Olga's intricate creations inspired by the changing seasons and the raw beauty of the natural world. Picture yourself surrounded by dried and preserved flowers, overlooked seed-heads, and tulle fabric, as you explore this unique exhibition. Free to enjoy, with normal admission to the property. The experience is designed to be enjoyed by all, including those on folding mobility scooters, ensuring that everyone can effortlessly navigate the captivating showcase of botanical art with the ease of admission to the property.

Nature's Tapestry | Botanical Embroidery at Hidcote - A vibrant display of nature's beauty in Hidcote, Gloucestershire.

Dates: 29th, 30th, 31st March

As March unfolds its petals, Betty and Bertie encourage you to seize the opportunity for accessible adventures. Picture yourself at the heart of spade-making history, immersed in artistic expressions inspired by the Earth, travelling back in time to the Anglo-Saxon era, and exploring the delicate art of botanical embroidery. The National Trust awaits, and with our folding mobility scooters, your journey promises to be both accessible and extraordinary. Let this Accessible Adventures Calendar be your passport to unforgettable experiences, inspiring you to get out, explore, and make March a month to remember!


Betty and Bertie Mobility:

Patterson's Spade Mill Interactive Tour:

Anglo-Saxon costume making - Sutton Hoo Woodbridge, Suffolk:

Nature’s Tapestry | Botanical Embroidery at Hidcote - Hidcote:

Inspired by Landscape Exhibition - Avebury, Marlborough, Wiltshire:

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