• Event dates
    15 Aug - 23 Aug
  • Opening times
    11:00 – 17:00
  • House open
  • House Opening Times


For a family day out with a difference, visit the manor lost in time - step back 500 years to the time of Henry VIII, 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.

See crafts and cooking, music and dancing and a whole community going about everyday life, as if you had travelled in time back to the year 1520.

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

The House itself will not be open - 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.  Visitors should have little problem in keeping socially distant from others!

The event this year will be different in format from our previous living history events, due to current restrictions and regulations.  However, it will still be an amazingly interesting and informative day out for the whole family! 

Booking: you must book entry in advance via this website (before 10.30am on the day of your visit) so we know that you are coming and we have your full contact details.  We will limit the number of people on site each day.  

If you are a current Gold Season Ticket holder, please also book entry in advance via this website. 

If you have not pre-booked and we reach our maximum numbers, we may not be able to let you in.

Please always check our website before travelling, in case circumstances or Government advice has changed.  

Covid and Social Distancing:  Kentwell's gardens are now open to pre-booked visitors on selected days.   All visitors must follow current social distancing guidelines, and follow the specific instructions for the one-way route around the gardens.  We will publish precautions and rules for guidance. We ask all visitors to bring their own gloves and hand sanitiser.  You are welcome to wear masks or face-coverings.

Opening Times: entry will be from 11am until 1pm, with bookable start-time bands, with numbers limited in each time-band.  Once you have entered, you are welcome to stay for the rest of the day until we close at 5pm.

Refreshments: we are pleased to offer refreshments as a take-out service, for our visitors to enjoy outdoors.  We have tea, coffee, cake and ice creams, as well as home-cooked savoury cold snacks.  We also have a selection of cold drinks and bottled water.

Facilities: the loos near the tearoom area will be available for use, on a one-out/one-in basis.  We ask all visitors to wash their hands upon entering as well as leaving these facilities.

The Weather: we will open whatever the weather and your visit can certainly fill a rewarding few hours.  Please dress appropriately for the weather!

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 - sorry.

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
Adult From £17.25 £19.25
Child under 5 yrs From FREE FREE
Child 5-15 yrs From £12.50 £14.50
Senior over 64 yrs From £16.75 £18.75
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Group discounts available at checkout for parties of over 15 people.

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