An active outdoor day out for explorers of all ages

For a family day out with a difference, visit the manor lost in time - step back to the year 1564, where you will find out that history is anything but boring!

Over 100 of Kentwell's skilled living-history experts provide a fully interactive experience, spread throughout the buildings, gardens, farm and woodlands. Kenwell's Garden Team will also be on hand to tell you all about the many varieties of apples and pears in Kentwell's Walled Garden - we have over 100 varieties!

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 1564.

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

The House is open, and there are also over thirty acres of beautiful gardens to explore - abundant and alive with blooms, greenery and colour everywhere.

The small print

Tickets and Timing: Please pre-book your visit to help us monitor numbers expected on site (any time up to 10.30am on the day of your visit), plus you get a discount of £3 per ticket.

Last entry at 2.00pm, and the event 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 visitors to enjoy outdoors.

Facilities: The loos are near the Tea Garden area

Dress for the weather: We will open whatever the weather. On sunny days please protects yourselves from the sun with loose clothing and sunscreen. Please note, our pathways can become a little muddy after prolonged rainy periods - however, this is great news for our younger visitors, as it means there are puddles galore!

Check Kentwell's own Met Office weather report.

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

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

Cancellations and refunds: We operate a no-refunds, non-transferrable ticket policy. Please check our website before travelling.

What’s on at Kentwell Hall

Kentwell hosts a variety of events and family days throughout the year, during which time the regular garden and house visit booking is unavailable.
Booking in the event will allow access to the gardens and depending on the event, certain areas of the house but not all.
Please check with our events calendar below before booking your visit.

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

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