The swinging music of the 1940s is set to light up an historic Leeds country estate as part of a special event held today (Sunday).
Families are being invited to bring their picnics to Lotherton Hall and enjoy a wide-range of entertainment as part of a wartime tea party, which will include a 1940s themed live band, entertainment, activities, re-enactors, dancers, a street party and teas and cakes.
A haven for a wide range of wildlife, the grounds of Lotherton Hall also feature a range of attractions including two play areas, a deer park, bird garden, shops and stables, a gift shop and café.
Once visitors have enjoyed the outside delights of Lotherton Hall, the inside of the house also has much to offer. This includes a range of rare items and collections, and a new interactive area that allows visitors to explore the story of one of Lotherton’s Hall’s most famous families the Gascoigne’s, and find out more about their travels around the world from the 1700s onwards. These sit aside a dressing-up room available in the house a range of tactile interpretation cabinets.
Coun Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for digital and creative technologies, culture and skills said: “The Lotherton Hall estate is the perfect place for all the family to visit, and as part of our 1940s themed party we are putting on a range of fantastic entertainment and activities this Sunday.
“As part of the day, a band is set to entertain the crowd with music from the decade who will also be joined by dancers and re-enactors as part of a special street party.”