1917: The Hall at War, plus Tudor Archery
The Hall at War focuses upon domestic country house life in 1917, at the start of the second year of the Great War. This is a small event with thirty of our volunteers taking part.
The 'Family' in the Hall will be entertaining their guests, tended to by their butler and footman. The cooks will be busy in the kitchen. A Recruiting Sergeant will be looking to sign you up, as will the local representative of the nursing VAD. If weather permits, there may even be a game or two of lawn bowls, or some cricket after luncheon.
All is set in the year 1917 - see how the Hall and the village responded to the dramatic changes brought by The Great War.
The House, Gardens and Farm are fully open during this event and the restaurant and tea room will be open for lunches, afternoon teas and light refreshments.
Tudor Longbow Archery Challenge
We will also have some of our Tudor archers demonstrating longbow archery and associated crafts at the Butts, and a few 'surprise' Tudors in some other locations.
Please do not think that Kentwell is just a fair weather visit - we carry on whatever the weather. There will be indoor activities and some of our outdoor activities can be moved inside if the weather fails us.
House, Garden & Farm
House, Gardens & Farm will all be fully open this weekend.
How long to spend?
Most people arrive early and aim to spend most of the day here - there is so much to do and see.
We shall be be serving homemade lunches and teas in the Stableyard Restaurant.
There is a picnic site by the Main Gates, with a marvellous view of the house, however we do not allow picnics inside the grounds.
Tickets and Prices
Special Prices apply for this weekend - please see below. HHA visitors do not enjoy free entry during this weekend.
Tickets will be available to purchase on the gate. However, we suggest you book in advance for discounted tickets.
No dogs are allowed within the grounds.
Please note: online tickets must be booked before the day of your visit.
|Child Ticket (5-15yrs)||11.50||10.35|
|Senior Ticket (60+)||13.50||12.15|
|Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children)||50.00||45.00|