• Event dates
    13 Aug - 21 Aug
  • Opening times
    11:00 – 17:00
  • House open
    Part open
  • House Opening Times
    11:00 – 16:00
  • Closed
  • Open
  • Special event

For a family day out with a difference, visit the manor lost in time - step back to the year 1549, where you will find out that history is anything but boring!

Kentwell's skilled living-history experts provide a fully interactive experience, with so many activities, spread throughout the house, gardens, farm and woodlands.

Join in with the activities - crafts and cooking, music and dancing and meet a whole community going about everyday life, as if you had travelled in time back to the year 1549.

Spend a whole day lost in the sights, sounds and smells of the sixteenth century, at Kentwell.  

The House itself will be open and the history will be spread out among our 30 acres of gardens and grounds.  Kentwell's Gardens are extensive and provide quiet space for comfortable relaxation in beautiful surroundings.  

Our 'Hands-On History' event is an amazingly interesting and informative day out for the whole family - you're not just a visitor, we invite you to be part of the event

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

Please pre-book your visit (any time up to 10.30am on the day of your visit).  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 event will close at 5pm.  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 a 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.  

Tickets & prices

Get your tickets online & save

You'll be able to choose dates and use your season ticket discounts during checkout.

Online On the day
Child 8-15 From £14.45 £16.45
Child 3-7 From £6.50 £8.50
Child under 3 From FREE FREE
Adult £18.90 £20.90
Senior £18.15 £20.15
Family of 2 adults & 2 children £62.00 £70.00
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Group discounts available at checkout for parties of over 15 people.

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