Messy Play Mornings at Pensthorpe

Messy Mornings

Bring your little ones in for a morning of messy play at Hootz House every Monday to Friday from 10am-12noon in term times (open from 9.30am for members)

Bring your little ones for a morning of messy play during term times, Monday to Friday from 10am-12noon (open from 9.30am for members), in our upstairs room in Hootz House. No need to book just turn up ready to play!

Our messy mornings are included in the day ticket price or FREE for members. Come and relax while your little ones let loose… (just remember to pack them a spare set of clothes!)


We’ve got a fantastic new Messy Mornings offer for you!

Get a voucher for 50% off a kids hot meal* in our Courtyard Cafe when you come along to one of our Messy Morning sessions.

*Vouchers can only be redeemed on the day of your visit and can only be used when purchasing an adult’s hot meal alongside.

Let’s Get Messy…

Messy mornings

What ages are the messy play sessions suitable for?

While we don’t have any age limits we find infants and toddlers (6 months – 5yrs old) get the most out of our messy play sessions! As soon as you see the interest in touching and feeling the world around them it’s a great idea to follow their lead and encourage even more!

Messy mornings

What are the benefits of messy play?

Messy play is a great way for infants and toddlers to explore and experiment with new and exciting textures! It encourages brain development, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imagination and problem solving, all important skills for school and beyond, and yes of all – we will clean up the mess!