Gilbert’s Games has had a re-brand and is back better than before! We’ve taken all the best bits of the event and added even more for the first weekend of August (4th & 5th). The Museum will be transported back to the time of Gilbert White and the reigns of the Georges (1714 – 1830). A perfect tonic to our electronic age, celebrating the science, craft, food and entertainment of the Georgian period.
The weekend is aimed at families with 18th Century style games and activities, such as Aunt Sally, Stool Ball and the Games of Graces. Stalls demonstrating crafts and food making will feature millinery, costume, knot tying, wood carving, and ceramics. We will be joined by students from Eggars School who have been delving into the science of the period, and sharing with us what they’ve discovered. We’ll be joined by favourites such as The Hampshire Regency Dancers who will be showing us some popular Georgian dance moves, and Ferret Rescue Surrey will be joining us for some ferret racing. On top of all of that we will have a Falconry display!
Gilbert White himself will be there during the weekend, arriving on his pony mouse, and there will be plenty of opportunities to learn more about the name himself and the times he lived in. There will be visits from his friends and family throughout the weekend, and even from one or two of Gilbert’s beloved pets!
You could channel your inner Poldark and learn more about the art of scything! Or if that isn’t hard enough work for you, you can try to make your own butter to take home with you!