• Event dates
    6 Aug - 7 Aug
  • Opening times
    11:00 – 17:00
  • House open
    Part open
  • House Opening Times
    11:00 – 16:00
  • Closed
  • Open
  • Special event

Discover more about military history through the ages as it is brought to life by Kentwell's expert living historians.  This interesting event illustrates the everyday lives of those involved with conflict and the lives  of those on the home front, over several periods of history.

The history will be spread out among our 30 acres of gardens and grounds, in separate 'time bubbles'.  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 War Weekends, due to current restrictions and regulations.  However, the Ministry for Information can confirm that it will still be an interesting and informative day out for the whole family! 

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 are puddles galore!


Please 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 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.  

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Child 8-11 From £13.45 £15.45
Child 3-7 From £6.50 £8.50
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Adult £17.80 £19.80
Senior £17.00 £19.00
Family of 2 adults & 2 children £58.00 £65.00
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