• Closed
  • Open to the public
  • Special event open to the public
  • Pre-booked for schools and home educators
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2 Mar - 31 Mar

Lambing weekends

Bring your little ones to see our little ones... The best sight of Spring has to be newborn lambs! On our lambing days, you will see new-born lambs and young lambs, as well as older lambs out in the paddocks. You might even see a lamb being born!

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29 Mar - 1 Apr

Easter Weekend

The Easter weekend is one of our most popular weekends of the year, with lots to see and do - House & Gardens, Kentwell’s Everyday Tudor Life Interpreters, Easter egg challenge, Young Lambs, Massed Spring bulbs.

House fully open
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2 Apr - 20 Sep

Visit the Gardens - Not The House

Kentwell's family friendly, country house gardens are a delight to explore and a haven of peace and tranquillity in a busy world with naught but the birds to disturb you.

CURRENT DAILY OPENING TIMES:

Gardens Only - 11am to 4pm

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2 Apr - 20 Sep

Visit the House and Gardens

One of England’s finest and most beautiful Tudor Houses, surrounded by a broad fish-filled moat. Original Tudor service areas little altered. Acquired as a lifetime project in 1970 when costs deterred all others. Main rooms improved in Gothick style in 1825 enhanced idiosyncratically since 1971 by the current owners. The extensive family friendly Gardens are enjoyable in every season.

CURRENT DAILY OPENING TIMES:

Gardens Open - 11am to 4pm & House Open - 12pm to 3pm

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4 May - 6 May

Tudor May Day Celebrations

Before the Puritans stopped people having fun some 400 years ago, May Day was the most joyous Festival of the year. Then villagers made much noise to make sure spring was awake and cavorted about with little restraint.

In our May Day Celebrations our Tudor costumed volunteers recreate the joy and fun of those times. Come and join them.

House fully open
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23 May - 24 May

Schools’ History Festival

This is an opportunity for schools to spend a whole day immersed in history at Kentwell and travel through time. An excellent and stimulating combination of history and nostalgia, over 2000 years of history in one place, on one day - only at Kentwell!

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24 May

History Festival - Home Educators’ Day

The ultimate day of History Time Travel, reserved especially for those who educate their children from home. Explore pockets of history from a range of different eras brought to life by Kentwell’s skilled living historians, spread throughout the house, gardens, farm and woodlands. Spend a whole day immersed in history at Kentwell and travel through time!

House open as part of the event
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25 May - 26 Aug

History Festival - Kentwell Through The Ages

The ultimate day of History Time Travel! Explore pockets of history from a range of different eras brought to life by Kentwell’s skilled living historians, spread throughout the gardens, farm and woodlands. Spend a whole day immersed in history at Kentwell and travel through time!

House fully open
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22 Jun - 30 Jun

The Tudor Manor Midsummer

KENTWELL 1535 Visit the Manor as when Henry VIII was King. For a family day out with a difference, meet some 200 living history specialists portraying life of the time from Gentry to lesser sorts as they go about their daily business.

House part open
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24 Jun

A Day at the Tudor Manor - Home Educators’ Day

Kentwell Hall’s Tudor Re-Creation Home Educators Day - Reserved especially for families who home-educate their children! Experience everyday life as part of a Tudor community and see the 16th Century brought to life by Kentwell's skilled living-historians, spread throughout the house, the gardens, the farm and the woodlands.

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25 Jun - 24 Sep

Schools’ Tudor Days

Over 150 costumed characters from all levels of Tudor society make up the Kentwell working community to provide unrivalled enrichment for the study of everyday life with many tactile and hands-on activities, featuring music, dance, crafts and cookery — Suitable for KS2, KS3 and GCSE students.

House open as part of the event
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27 Jul - 28 Jul

Magic Weekend

A day of outdoor magical fun and activities for the whole family in Kentwell's Enchanted Gardens and grounds.

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2 Aug - 4 Aug

WW1 - Bringing The Boys Home

"WWI Bringing the Boys Home, how the Wounded were Treated". This is the centrepiece of the Event but elsewhere there are other aspects of war, the Home Front and those who advocate Peace. Parts of the House & Gardens Open.

House fully open
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10 Aug - 18 Aug

Hands-On History Days

The whole Manor back in time to show many aspects of everyday life in the 16th Century, from Gentry to the meanest of lesser sorts. Everywhere inside and much outside filled with appropriate 16th C activities some of which visitors may be able to try.

House fully open
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21 Sep - 22 Sep

Tudor Michaelmas Living History Weekend

Re-Creation of Everyday Tudor Life — Step back into the year 1535 for a family day out. Costumed interpreters present inside buildings and outside too everyday life at this fine moated Tudor House from Gentry to lesser sort as it may have been when Henry VIII was on the throne.

House open as part of the event
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5 Oct - 6 Oct

Apple & Conker Weekend

Join us for Apple Weekend and discover the delightful array of apples and pears at Kentwell. Also explore the timeless fun of conkers during our Conker Championship!

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16 Oct - 2 Nov

Scaresville

Scaresville is one of Britain’s Top Halloween Attractions that mysteriously appears in the grounds of Kentwell Hall in Suffolk every October.

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27 Oct - 3 Nov

Halloweenies

Spooky, safe half-term halloween fun for your little monsters!

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7 Dec - 15 Dec

Dickensian Christmas

Kentwell turns the Christmas clock back to the year 1869 and the age of Dickens to create a rich tapestry of lively and enjoyable activities for all ages.

House open as part of the event

Please Note...

The Gardens Are Now Open

The Gardens are now Open For Snowdrops Days. Full details for 2024 opening times are now published on the What's On pages above.

Click on any event in the list above to find out more or to buy tickets.

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