Rural Life Centre

The Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey GU10 2DL
Old Kiln Tilford England GU10 2DL GB

At this countryside museum there is so much to see, such as the furnished Prefab, the tiny wooden chapel and an authentic tin hut schoolroom. There is also a 1950’s playground where children can let off steam.

Visitors can ‘step back together’ with lots of interesting family activities to do around the museum. These include helping to make a rag rug, completing a puzzle, dressing up and playing with period toys.

There are various trails available as well to keep you busy as you go round this attractive, peaceful 10-acre site.

During the school holidays ‘Activity Thursday’ is a special day for families with lots more to do. Children can have a go at washing, just like their great grannies used to do. They can watch woodturning or maybe get messy with clay. The activities vary. Sometimes you can squirt water at a ‘fire’ under the watchful eye of the Dad’s Army Home Guard, or try out the Morrison shelter. You will also see a wheelwright’s demonstration and maybe have s chance to make a corn dolly.

Best of all for the very young on Thursdays is that the doll’s house is open to explore inside. Activity Thursdays are for accompanied children only.

You pay for admission then all the things to do are FREE. This museum makes a great day out come rain or shine. There’s plenty to see and do here so bring a picnic or buy some lunch in the excellent café, and stay all day.

Look out for all the special events, especially Sunday Funday and the magical Santa Specials.

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