Following the transformation of the Mount buildings and gardens we have launched an activity plan which forms part of the future development plan for the site. The pavilion and the lodge building are now home to a range of events and activities for the community to get involved in.
Tale Trails are local 1-2 hour family walks based around a fun story and a hand drawn map for kids. The Tale Trail Company have created a fun and local story for children and the young at heart especially for the Mount. The online map and trail detail a short history of the Mount and include an imaginative story of the Pavilion Keeper, Sir Peter Hesketh, Decimus Burton, Queen Victoria and the mischievous fairy tale boggarts. The story has been written by author Anja Phoenix and illustrated by Clare Waring at Custard Graphic design. Families can download the trail and explore, discover, burn some energy, get outside, use their imagination and have some fun! Kids can follow their own colourful map and use the story to spot things and search for clues along the trail.
Download the story and view the map here:
Please find accessible text versions of the story and map
Science and Discovery Club
Science and Discovery Clubs regularly take place at the pavilion with a schedule of activities and events linked to the heritage of the Mount. Families and children are invited to complete the Science and Discovery Award, completing six activities to gain their certificate gaining knowledge of navigational heritage, the science behind weather forecasting, gardening, horticulture, biodiversity, forest school and beach school.
The worksheets and certificates
Here is a series of activities for the Science and Discovery Club at The Mount, Fleetwood.
Don't forget to complete the other badges to claim your certificate:
In the near future, school children will also get the chance to take part in town planning workshops which will take place up to March 2023. These will be one day workshops introducing primary and secondary pupils to town planning and architecture principles. Pupils will gain a better understanding of architecture principles, town planning and the Mount’s place in it. A website is being created with content for schools to download activities and resources to ensure delivery is possible during any Covid-19 restrictions.
The lodge building and the upper floor will be opened as a tearoom and the lower floors, which will be used as a base for volunteers helping on the grounds as well as an artist and scientist who will run activities.
For more information on activities contact the Development Officer, Kate Baird