Palace House Blog – November 2017

Palace House in the autumn
Posted  01.11.2017
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The Palace House team had fantastic fun at October half-term with apple bobbing & baking… and now they’re getting ready to prepare for Christmas!

Apple bobbing and baking

It’s the end of October half-term and the team are packing away the pumpkins and reflecting on how well the activities went, such as the face painting and the spooky ghost stories. There was a constant bustle in the Victorian kitchen over the holiday, with batches of soul cakes baked and lots of little helpers rolling out and cutting shapes in the dough.

Thanks to everyone who helped us bake soul cakes!

One of the highlights of the week had to be the apple bobbing. The rules of the game were simple: the first person to bite the apple will get married next. Surprisingly even though this game was only put out for show we had visitors of all ages diving in to be the first to the apple!

Creepy Creatures

There is a queue for the last of the conkers – apparently they are a good way of keeping spiders out of your house, though it’s doubtful they would deter the eight-legged monsters we come across here – the bigger the house, the bigger the spiders!

The Collection at Palace House dates back centuries, and among the many curiosities is this creepy ‘hand’. Can you identify the creature who owns these talons?! (find out if you’re right in the next blog).

Mystery claw in the Palace House collection
Can you identify the mystery creature?

Christmas is coming!

There is no time to rest, as soon, the first of the Christmas trees will be arriving for our Victorian Christmas! As well as the traditional carols around the piano and a glass of warm mulled punch, there are some new activities planned for this year, including a Christmas panto.

Watch out for the next installment of the blog to see how the team are working hard to create that festive feeling……

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