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The Pancake Papers - a Garden Story Trail

Location: Lowther Castle and Gardens, Lowther, Penrith, CA10 2HH

Dates: 01 February 2020 - 27 March 2020

Opening Times: 10am to 4pm daily

In the deep of winter when spirits are in need of a boost, thoughts at Lowther turn to pancakes. And to the mysterious case of 13,000 tins of missing Maple Syrup. 

The story begins: “A small girl with a large hat, a pet puffin (called Puffin) and the appetite of a lion decided she wanted to become an international celebrity. She was tired of just being a small girl. The small girl lived in Askham Village in Cumbria – very close to Lowther Castle. It was the middle of winter. What could she do? 

Meanwhile at Lowther Castle itself, an incredible theft was discovered. When chefs went to the Lowther Castle Kitchen Cupboard, they found it was empty. All the Maple Syrup that they had bought in, ready for Pancake Day, had gone. Vanished. It must have been stolen.” 

Find out if Miss Eleanor manages to become an international celebrity, whether or not the maple syrup is found and how Puffin, Miss Eleanor’s constant companion, comes to the rescue. 

A story trail round the garden suitable for all ages. The prize at the end – a free pancake to all children who complete in the café. Free with admission to the Castle and Gardens

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Lowther Castle and Gardens

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Telephone: 01931 712192