• Event dates
    15 Apr - 18 Apr
  • Opening times
    11:00 – 16:00
  • House open
    Part open
  • House Opening Times
    12:00 – 14:00
  • Closed
  • Open
  • Special event

The Easter weekend is one of our most popular weekends of the year - with family-friendly activities and acres of gardens and woodland to explore outside.

Are you ready for an adventure?  Explore our family-friendly Gardens and woodlands for a fun Easter Trail with a difference, and discover some of Kentwell's fun surprises along the way!  We have laid dozens of decorated eggs on a trail which runs around the gardens and through the woods and we challenge families to find them all, while they enjoy exploring over 30 acres of glorious country house gardens and grounds.  There is also our Eggheads Challenge - 'scramble' the code on the huge wooden eggs to 'crack' the puzzle they reveal, but please don't get 'eggy' if you can't work it out!  This is an egg-hunt with a difference, for the whole family to enjoy and join in with together.

Around the manor, you will also find some of our living history experts, who will encourage you to travel in time back to the year 1600, to find out all about historical cooking, baking and crafts, and see this year's lambs in the paddocks on the farm.

An active, outdoor day out for explorers of all ages - a breath of fresh air for everyone!

We recommend you dress for the weather - our pathways can become a little muddy after prolonged rainy periods.  However, this is great news for our younger visitors, as it means there could be lots of puddles to splash in!

Spring is a lovely time to visit Kentwell's Gardens - charming as their winter starkness is banished by emerging springtime shoots.  Winter-scented plants such as mahonia, sarcococca and hellebore add scent and softness to the stunning backdrop of sculptural topiary and specimen trees.  The gardens come back to life with primroses and violets leading the way.  We will have swathes of daffodils, cowslips and primroses, with bugle, violets and forget-me-nots adding even more colour.   Tree blossom begins to show, notably on the may, and on the ancient fruit trees in the Walled Garden.  Grape hyacinths and tulips soak up the sunshine along the moat walls and the fernery has delicate wood anemones adding highlights to the shady calm.  The trees are all coming into leaf and a thousand shades of green rule the landscape.  

Come out for a breath of fresh air around our gardens, farm and woodland trails.

We recommend you dress for the weather - our pathways can become little muddy after prolonged rainy periods.  However, this is great news for our younger visitors, as it means there are puddles galore!

We prefer you to pre-book your visit (any time up to 10.30am on the day of your visit), so we can monitor numbers expected on site.  Also, if you pre-book, you get a discount of £2 per ticket!  Please arrive in good time to get the most out of your visit.  You are welcome to arrive at any time from opening time until our last entry at 2.00pm.  The Gardens will close at 4pm.  If you are Season Ticket holders, or Historic Houses members, please also book your tickets on-line.

Refreshments: we are pleased to offer light lunches and refreshments as a take-out service, for our visitors to enjoy outdoors.

Facilities: the loos near the Tea Garden area will be available for use.

The Weather: we will open whatever the weather and your visit can certainly fill a rewarding few hours.  Please dress appropriately for the weather!  Kentwell has its own Met Office weather report - please click here to view it.

Accessibility: the majority of the gardens are accessible by wheelchair in good weather, via good pathways and firm, lawned or mown grass tracks.

Disabled Visitor Discount:  for registered disabled visitors and their carers: please purchase tickets at the next rate down.  If you are adults, please purchase a senior ticket; if you are seniors, please purchase an child ticket, and so on.  

Dogs: no dogs, except guide dogs, are permitted within the grounds.

Cancellations and refunds: Should Government action at any time cause us to close, we will, of course, refund any tickets purchased for any affected days.  Otherwise, we operate a no-refunds policy.  Tickets are not transferrable to other days, or to other events.  Please always check our website before travelling, in case circumstances or Government Advice has changed.

Covid Precautions: we ask that everyone brings lower face coverings to wear in indoor areas such as our loos.  Please bring your own hand sanitiser.  Please do not attend if you are suffering from, or displaying any symptoms of, Coronavirus, or if you have recently been in contact with someone who has had symptoms or tested positive for Coronavirus.  

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