Date(s) - 01/08/2018 - 30/09/2018

Petworth House and Park, Petworth

Every day in August and until September 30

£3 per trail

Petworth is hosting a series of family-friendly events all about science and engineering in honour of the scientific achievements of Elizabeth Ilive (1769- 1822), who lived at Petworth House from the late 1780s. Petworth is inviting families to become an inventor extraordinaire and, using clues dotted around the Pleasure Grounds, as well as familiar puzzles like dot-to-dot and a word jumble, create their own unique invention. There is no right or wrong answer on this outdoor trail inspired by the cross-bar lever Elizabeth Ilive invented to help workers on the Petworth Estate lift heavy rocks. Once completed families are rewarded with a certificate to the Petworth Young Inventors Society. Picture: National Trust/Henry Jarvis.

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