Set up a snail race

Season:Any
Duration:2 hours or less
Activity:For kids - things to do before you're 11¾

The gardens at Sizergh Castle have lots of snails lurking under its leaves - and a big flat patch of lawn for you to use as a racecourse.

Top tip: Use tasty looking leaves to prompt your snail to move faster to the finish line!

Further Information

For more information about the Sizergh medieval house, rich gardens and estate, visit this area of the National Trust website: Sizergh Castle.

You can also find directions, opening times and details of the facilities available there too.

By National Trust

How to get here

Sizergh Car Park, Kendal

Ashbank Lane
Kendal LA8 8

SD 496 878

Get Directions

By foot: Many footpaths and bridleways head towards the estate and castle from Kendal and the surrounding area.
By cycle: RCR20 passes main gate.
Bus: Regular services 555/556 from Kendal
Train: West Coast mainline station Oxenholme Lake District 3 miles away. Also regular services to Kendal train station where can connect with bus services.
Traveline: 0871 200 22 33

Bus Timetable: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/roads-transport/public-transport-road-safety/transport/publictransport/busserv/timetables/keswickcentrallakes.asp