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Good times ready to roll at Hill of Tarvit

June 12, 2014

A full day of jolly good family fun's planned at the National Trust for Scotland's Hill of Tarvit mansion on Saturday 14 June, launching the totally transformed visitor experience at the Fife property.

Local junior golfer, Adam Haacker, aged 11, from nearby Ceres will be the first of many visitors to try out croquet on the lawn. The coin toss for this historic match takes place at 1.00 pm and starts proceedings for a day of fun at the Fife property, showcasing its brand new activities to the public.

Croquet is just one of the changes introduced by the conservation charity which pledged to revitalise the property by providing a range of new activities inspired by the Sharp family (who lived in the house in its heyday) for summer 2014.

Visitors can also try their hand at the 'hickory lawn game', a fusion of putting and croquet which uses traditional hickory golf clubs of the sort also used onsite at the property's unique Kingarrock Hickory Golf.

Meanwhile, inside the house, there will be games, music and the chance to play billiards on one of the best and most authentic tables in Scotland.

Recently appointed property manager Kim Malherbe said:

"We're ringing the changes at Hill of Tarvit to bring it back to the energetic and activity-packed era that it enjoyed when the Sharp family lived here.

"Outside, we're letting the good times roll with our hickory lawn game and croquet. Inside, we've ramped up the fun factor with billiards and snooker, board games, beetle drives and jazz music. It's all jolly good fun!"

The Let the Good Times Roll launch day runs from 1.00 pm - 4.30 pm on Saturday 14 June.

There are even more improvements on site as a new tearoom serves up delicious treats and updated signage in authentic vintage colours makes it all look splendid.

These changes are part of an ambitious programme to transform the visitor experience at the historic house and estate for the benefit of visitors and the wider community. Amongst its aims are increasing visitor numbers, increasing revenue and helping to secure the long-term sustainability of the property, so that it can continue to be enjoyed and experienced by future generations.

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