Friday, 31 July 2015

A Very Big House in the Country

Imagine you are a Hull merchant living 200 years ago… George III ruled England and Hull was a booming trading port. With vision and a head for business you could make lots of money. But what to do with it all? Well you could use some of it to make a move to the countryside and improve your lifestyle…  

This month we dream big and design ourselves the best country houses the East Riding has ever seen! Prefer to move straight in? You could choose one of our regions finest examples and design yourself some interesting additions.

Don’t forget the best thing about being in the country…all the green space! Every country house needs beautiful landscaped gardens so make sure yours doesn’t go without.

Join us tomorrow as we take a tour around some of the biggest houses in East Yorkshire! We’ll be exploring the likes of Burton Agnes, Sledmere, Burton Constable and Sewerby. We’ll be recreating them in Lego, and designing and building our own dream country houses, landscaped gardens and garden buildings. We need greenhouses, clock towers, stables, coach houses and anything else your imagination can come up with.

If you are going to live in a grand house you need to look the part so we’ll also be designing ourselves 18th century costumes complete with accessories!

Don’t miss out on the fun. We’ll see you 9.30-12.30 as usual.
‘History Makers’ Team

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