Rural Life Centre

A few weeks ago I saw a HE trip advertised to the Rural Life Centre in Farnham.  It looked interesting so I had a look to see how accessible it was going to be.  Looking at the website I came across their activity Thursday evente, children’s activities laid on in the school holidays.  They looked far more up our street than the HE day – lots more to do and free to do it as you wanted.  So yesterday we headed up there with friends for a day out.

It really is a gem of a place.  Definitely worth going when the activities are on though, I suspect we’d have got bored relatively quickly looking at old buildings.  As it was there was lots to do, we got there 11ish and left as it was closing. All activities were free and run by volunteers who were lovely. The weather was surprisingly nippy and there were other people there (as home educators we get used to having places to ourselves) but it didn’t feel busy.  Much preferred it to the Weald and Downland which was my comparison.

1950's armchair
1950’s armchair
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1950’s TV
Foot drumming
Foot drumming
Making a table leg
Making a table leg
Mixing plaster of paris
Mixing plaster of paris
making plaster casts of animal prints
making plaster casts of animal prints
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Milking the cow waterfight
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Clay modelling
Rocking sheep. He loved this :)
Rocking sheep. He loved this 🙂
Recording voices
Recording voices
Disappointed they were too big for the dolls house. Still spent ages playing with the little ones who were inside.
Disappointed they were too big for the dolls house. Still spent ages playing with the little ones who were inside.
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Tiling
Making a rocket
Making a rocket
Firing it
Firing it
Impressively high!
Impressively high!
Victorian school
Victorian school
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Stilts

Bit of time being bank robbers, with their getaway truck.

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Train ride
Train ride

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Old toys.
Old toys.

In the room with the toys they sold second hand books.  I left with an armful.
Random photos.  First Morrison shelter I’d seen and had never heard of a Stanton air raid shelter.
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