Join us for a truly magical children’s session in our kitchen. In this “herbology class”, we’ll be looking at home-grown herbal medicines and how to preserve them. Professor Radstone has dug out an old apothecary’s box with vials for potions and other unidentifiable substances (sure I saw Eye of Newt somewhere…) and there’ll be other historical medical instruments to experiment with…
What to expect: Our kitchen will turn into a potions classroom where Professor Radstone from the Devon & Exeter Medical Heritage Trust will lead a children’s session about the uses of herbs that can be found in garden, park and lane. We’ll look at identifying them, preserving them and what they can be used for. A playful introduction to natural remedies with more than a hint of a magical Harry-Potter-style lesson for ages 6+
We’ll provide cloaks for the children, and encourage dressing up to add to the fun. At the end of the session, each child will get a certificate of attendance to take away. There’ll be the option to make a wizard badge for an extra fee after the workshop. We do ask for one responsible adult to be present at all times.
We’ll have squash and hot drinks available, too.
Discounted early-bird tickets available now for £12.00
St Nicholas Priory is in Mint Lane with walking access from Fore Street or Bartholomew Street West.
The nearest car park is Mary Arches Street (5 mins). Parking at Smythen Street and Harlequin Shopping Centre is also available. Exeter Central railway station (10 mins). The bus station is a 15-minute walk away with many buses stopping on the High Street (1o mins).
Unfortunately, only the ground floor of our building is wheelchair-accessible.
Accessible loos and nappy-changing facilities.
If you have any questions or concerns about your visit to the priory, please email our buildings manager [email protected].