Stepping Outside the David Parr House Tour


10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2:30pm
Running time
1 hour
£5 (£6.50 with donation) per person
from 1 to 6 people per tour


Stepping Outside the David Parr House

Join us for our new summer Saturday tour where we step outside the David Parr House to explore the lives of the Parr and Palmer family both in the house gardens and the immediate local area. Meet our guides for an outside, socially distanced tour, to learn about how the family used and enjoyed the gardens and how the Trust has looked after the garden since acquiring the house. Explore Alfred’s shed, opened up for the first time since the Trust was formed. Discover the impact of the brewery opposite and the role of the bath house on the corner on the lives of the family and their neighbours.

To reduce physical contact we will be delivering additional resources for the tour directly to your smartphone via QR codes. Using your phone you will be able to access photographs, documents and audio memories related to the tour. You will also be able to access the resources from our website after the tour, but please be aware that to get the most out of the tour you will need a phone that reads QR codes. See the booking info below for further information.

Booking Info

Please note before booking:

We are operating in compliance with the current government guidance regarding Covid 19 and ask that all visitors comply in line with health and safety to keep our volunteers and visitors safe. Failure to comply will result in visitors being politely asked to leave. If you have symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who has had symptoms or have been advised by Test and Trace to self isolate, please do not come for your tour. To read our risk assessment please click here.

The tour resources will be delivered via QR codes, see our guide below before booking so that you can get the most out of the tour.

QR Code troubleshooting for mobile phones

Apple phones:

Open the Camera app from the Home screen, Control Centre or Lock screen. 

Select the rear-facing camera. Hold your device so that the QR code appears in the viewfinder in the Camera app. Your device recognises the QR code and displays a notification. 

Tap the notification to open the link associated with the QR code. 

Android phones: 

Most modern Android phones have a built-in QR scanner to scan these codes. Depending on your phone type, your camera will either automatically detect the code or you need to tap an option in the camera app. 

Here are the two main ways to scan a QR code on Android. 

Scan a QR Code Using the Built-In QR Code Scanner: 

Launch the Camera app. 

Point your camera to the QR code you want to scan. 

Your phone will recognize the code and display the relevant information. 

We welcome children aged 12 and over.

Refunds – Please Note We are unable to offer refunds on tickets purchased.

If you unable to come on your booked tour we suggest that you gift your tickets to friends or family and ask that you e-mail their names to us at  – Thank you



Help Support the David Parr House through Gift Aid

If you are a UK tax payer you can support the David Parr House by opting to Gift Aid your ticket.  By choosing to give a 10% donation, the Government will give us an extra 25% on top of your whole entrance fee. It makes a massive difference to charities like us, and makes a significant contribution to the maintenance of the House.

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