From pop-up poetry events to themed guided walks, there is always something going on at Dove Cottage.

You can view or download our spring/summer What’s On brochure here.

We advise that you pre-book all events, even the free ones.

23 Aug 2019

High Hills and Mighty Mountains: Rucksack of Rhymes & Activities and Crafts

Barrow Library

Fun and educational activities for children exploring mountains and Wordsworth’s poetry.

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23 Aug 2019

Pop-up Poetry

Various locations on-site

Come rain or shine, this summer you’ll find us ready to serve up a slice of poetry in these relaxed and friendly gatherings.

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23 Aug 2019

Introducing…the Garden

Dove Cottage garden

Come along to this short session to explore Dove Cottage garden and learn about its history.

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24 Aug 2019

Wordsworth’s Grasmere

Stock Lane Car Park, Grasmere

Experience Grasmere as Wordsworth did with this free guided walk around the village.

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24 Aug 2019

Notebook Binding Workshop

Learning Centre

Why not learn a new skill and create something beautiful? This workshop will show you how to make your own notebooks from start to finish, using traditional methods and materials.

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27 Aug 2019

Introducing…Wordsworth’s Poetry

Dove Cottage garden

Come along to this short session to experience some of William Wordsworth’s poetry read aloud.

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28 Aug 2019

Rucksack of Rhymes at Brockhole: All the Colours of the Rainbow

Brockhole on Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LJ

Explore a short poem by Wordsworth through songs, rhymes and a story. Then unpack our rucksack of toys to play with and make your own special craft to take home.

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29 Aug 2019

Introducing…the Jerwood Centre

Jerwood Centre

Come along to this behind-the-scenes tour of our archive and research centre.

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