Meet the stars of Kentwell's Norfolk Horn flock! LambCam comes live from Kentwell's Tudor Stableyard and gives you a front row seat to all the lambing action.
We have finished lambing at Kentwell for this year, but the young lambs are racing around the front lawn, we have brand new piglets in the sties and the Gardens & Grounds are open with massed spring bulbs and Family Welly Walks plus extra fun games and activities during the Easter Holidays!
Don't forget, Easter Weekend is the first Kentwell Tudor Re-Creation of the year!
Tudor Easter: Good Friday (3rd April) - Easter Monday (7th April)
Spring on the Farm
Kentwell's flock of rare-breed Norfolk Horn sheep begin lambing in mid-March, one of the best times to explore Kentwell with spring bulbs, flowers and Welly Walks through the gardens and grounds.
Head to the Tudor Stables to see the newborn lambs, and if you are lucky, watch a lambing! Once the lambs are a few days old they will be racing around the lawns in front of the Hall.
Our Storybook Trail is a fun way for families to enjoy the gardens and we have lots of new stories for you this year. Follow the trail and find scenes from popular stories, with an excerpt from the story itself to read together. Let your imagination take you on an adventure through some of your favourite tales! We hear the gardeners are concerned about a Very Hungry Caterpillar, that Frog and Toad have been busy sweeping leaves and Three Little Pigs are just about to get an unexpected visitor. Some of last year's favourites are returning - dare you cross the Troll's bridge, like the Three Billy Goats Gruff? Reports are also coming in that a Heffalump has again been spotted in the woods... is anyone ready to go on a Heffalump Hunt?
Why not drop into the Tearoom and try our new menu, featuring freshly-cooked meals and snacks for explorers of all ages?
Lunches and Teas
Lunches, teas and light refreshments will be available from our Stableyard Tearoom.
Please ensure that you wash your hands after touching any of our animals.
Please note: on-line tickets must be booked before the day of your visit.
|Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children)|
See 100 Tudors about the manor, under cover and in the grounds, celebrating Easter Tudor-style with music, dancing, hot cross bun making and more. Attempt our infamous Impossible Quiz challenge for the whole family, for a chance to win a large chocolate egg. For children, we have an Easter Egg Hunt Trail - find all the eggs and crack the code to win a prize, as well as our Heffalump Hunt down on the farm and the ever-popular Easter crafts in the barn (at an additional cost per child).
All of our activities will go on, whatever the weather!
We'll also be serving delicious Lunches and Teas in our Stableyard Tearoom. No wonder it's one of our most popular weekends of the year!
Missing Wolf Hall? Come to Kentwell Hall!
We will have over 100 Tudors around the Manor carrying out various everyday activities as if they were in the year 1589.
Easter is a curious amalgamation of Pagan and Christian traditions. Eggs represent the rebirth of the sun. Hot cross buns too have pagan roots and were hung up to ward off evil. And did you know Good Friday is the second most important day of the year for witches?
The Bakehouse will be very busy baking hot cross buns (donations for which go to Macmillan Cancer Support). The Cooks in the Tudor Kitchen create a big feast for Easter Sunday. Visit the Needlewomen and hang something on their Trinity Tree and discuss the politics and news of the times with the Gentlefolk. All around the manor 16th Century life will be continuing as usual.
Children's Easter Egg Trail
We hide a number of wooden eggs round the gardens for children to find. Each bears a code that can be used to solve a puzzle.
The Impossible Quiz
This has been a feature of our Easter opening for some 30 years. No ordinary quiz, but a challenging (and sometimes frustrating) test of your powers of observation as well as your wit. Written by Patrick Phillips, the owner of Kentwell, it is a fun challenge for the whole family. Teams of egg-heads come from around the country to compete to win our huge chocolate Easter egg. Pit your wits against us, if you dare!
Kentwell Gardens are a delight at any time but at no time are they better than in Spring when everywhere is awash with spring bulbs, blooms and blossom. In the Walled Garden the ancient espaliered fruit trees proudly show off their blossom-covered gnarled branches.
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, you may 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.
|Ticket||Price||Online Price - must be booked in advance of the day of your visit|
|Adult ticket - Eastertide||£16.20||£14.58|
|Senior (60+) ticket - Eastertide||£15.20||£13.68|
|Child (5-15) Ticket - Eastertide||£12.20||£10.98|
|Child under 5||Free entry||Free entry|
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