- Event dates
6 Mar - 30 Sep
- Opening times
11:00 – 15:00
Come out for a breath of fresh air around our gardens, farm and woodland trails.
If you wish to visit the House as well as the Gardens and Farm, please book your whole visit at our House, Gardens and Farm page.
The 16th Century House and 15th Century Moat House are attractive from every angle and still dominate the Gardens. Their beauty and the usually still waters of the moats, disturbed only by fish and fowl, set the tone. There is an aura of timelessness created by the mellow red brick, the water and the ancient trees, from our 1000 year old oak to a lawn guarded by England's most majestic cedars.
There's a sense of fun too; from the sculpted tree and courtyard maze to the yew castle and varied topiary, some of it truly massive, encountered throughout. Topiary here is not a constant dull green but has many hues and as many shapes - the shaping of the trees as striking bare as when in full leaf.
An active, outdoor day out for explorers of all ages - a breath of fresh air for everyone!
Explore the outdoors - see the signs of spring and discover some of Kentwell’s fun surprises along the way.
Please pre-book your visit (any time up to 10.30am on the day of your visit) and 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 1.30pm. The Gardens will close at 3pm.
Please note that advance booking is essential as we will be strictly limiting numbers on site. We regret we will not be able to offer tickets to buy at the gate, as we cannot go above our maximum safe numbers. We ask that you pre-book so we have your full contact details.
If you are Season Ticket holders, or Historic Houses members, please also book your tickets on-line.
Virus Precautions: Visitors must use the map provided and observe current social distancing guidelines. Please follow the one-way route around the gardens. Rules and precautions for visitors are displayed on entry and on our handout/map. Please bring gloves and hand sanitiser, and wear lower face coverings if you choose.
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.
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. We also suggest gloves are worn. 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.
Gardens and Farm Open - great for families!
Open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays - Kentwell's gardens are a delight — a haven of peace and tranquillity in a busy world with naught but the birds to disturb you.
House, Gardens and Farm Open
Kentwell Hall is open - visit the House, Gardens and Farm. Tearoom and Gift Shop open.
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! (This event is open to the public on Sat 29, Sun 30 and Mon 31 May.)
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!
Garden & Farm
See our sheep having their annual hair-cuts!
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Tickets & prices
Get your tickets online & save
Online tickets must be booked before 9:00am of the day of your visit — but you can nearly always buy tickets on the day at the gate. You'll be able to choose dates and use your season ticket discounts during checkout.
|Online||On the day|
|Child under 3||FREE||FREE|
|Family of 2 adults & 2 children||£31.50||£40.00|
Group discounts available at checkout for parties of over 15 people.