We are pleased to announce our new Kentwell Information Centre opens this weekend. Free to all, it can be found upstairs in our Gatehouse Shop. You'll find information about the history and events at Kentwell with further artefact displays coming soon...
Congratulations to our Shop Manager for her hard work in setting up this fantastic new resource for Kentwell.
The first crocuses of the year in the Kentwell Gardens.
The woodlands are full of snowdrops and the daffodils are coming on fast, so now is a fantastic time to shake off the winter blues and explore the Kentwell grounds. Head to our Spring Bulbs page for opening times and advance booking discounts!
A successful start to our 2014 Supper Series as whisky, haggis, neeps and poetry combined for a lively Burns Night Celebration.
Particular thanks to the kitchen who worked by candlelight to provide the 'Great Chieftain o' the puddin-race' after an unexpected storm played havoc with the electricity!
Next stop, A 1920s Valentine on Friday February 14th. Start practising your charleston!
Celebrate one of Scotland's greatest poets at our traditional Burns Night celebration on January 25th. Whether you're Scottish or not, you'll find it a stimulating occasion!
A welcome in the Great Hall complete with piper, hot mull and shortbread, before processing to the banquet and enjoying a three course feast of traditional Scottish fare. We'll then push the tables back and clear the floor for dancing into the evening.
Thanks to the staff, volunteers and visitors for making 2013 a very special year at Kentwell Hall. Here's to an exciting 2014!
The halls are decked, the fire is roaring and the Bence family and their household look forward to welcoming you to Christmas 1869. With special guest, Mr Dickens, reading his popular 'A Christmas Carol', a Music Hall complete with magic from The Great Edmundo, plus Father Christmas in residence, there's plenty of festive cheer to go round. Click here to learn more about our festive treat.
To celebrate a wonderful year at Kentwell, we're counting down the days to Christmas with a Kentwell Advent Calendar (#kentwellcalendar). Each day, we'll be posting a favourite picture of Kentwell life, events and other animals from 2013, looking back at some of the highlights on the Manor. Make it part of your festive routine!
Kentwell's Dickensian Christmas is a magical treat for all the family. As the Bence family prepare for the festive season of 1869, Captain Bence hopes Mr Fenner has learnt his lesson from the previous year.
From the reports of the Petty Session, December 24th 1868
[Before E.S. Bence and J. Sikes Esq., and Rev. N.W. Hallward.]
Bury and Norwich Post, and Suffolk Herald, Tuesday 29th December 1868; p.6; Issue 4514; p. 6; 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.
We hope our visitors avoid the pleasure of Christmas in Melford Gaol this year!
As the last ghosts and ghouls are rounded up from the Manor, we would like to say a massive thank you to the staff, volunteers, and of course, the visitors to Scaresville and our new Little Monster, Halloweenies.
We are already working to make Halloween 2014 better than ever! Make sure you keep up-to-date with the latest news by signing up to the Kentwell newsletter (website footer) and following us on Facebook and Twitter.
Dark forces are at work in the grounds... a Haunted Village has mysteriously appeared. Enter Scaresville at your peril!
Winner of a prestigious Screamie Award, experience over an hour of pure adrenaline, as you journey through dark rooms, forests and farmland. By the time you leave, you will be exhausted from screaming (and laughing) so much. Only the bravest should enter the Scare Zone...
If you're a Scaredy Cat, or own some Little Monsters, you may prefer Halloweenies - Scaresville's Little Monster.
Good, old-fashioned Halloween fun is in store for Little Terrors this half-term. With ghoulish games, scary stories and creepy crafts to keep mini-werewolves entertained, we recommend wearing your favourite Halloween outfit for double the fun - fearsome face painting available in the Big Top!