- Event dates
6 Aug - 7 Aug
- Opening times
11:00 – 17:00
- House open
- House Opening Times
11:00 – 16:00
- 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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House/Gardens Open (no special event)
Visit the Gardens - visit the gardens but not the House
Kentwell's family friendly, country house gardens are a delight to explore and a haven of peace and tranquillity in a busy world with naught but the birds to disturb you. If you wish to also visit the house, please see below.
House/Gardens Open (no special event)
Visit the House and Gardens
A timeless Manor House set in glorious, family-friendly country house gardens and parkland. Kentwell is a privately-owned family home, acquired by Patrick and Judith Phillips in the 1970s, when it stood neglected and in need of restoration. Over 50 years of renovation have passed, and repairs continue to this day. Tearoom and Gift Shop also open.
Garden Tour with Judith Phillips
Join Judith Phillips, Kentwell's Owner and Head Gardener, for a tour of Kentwell's Gardens, focussing on Topiary, for World Topiary Day. Includes morning coffee. Pre-booking essential.
Join local yoga and wellbeing expert, Brenda Louw on a soft, guided walking meditation and gentle Earth Salute to celebrate the launch of our KentWellNess Walks and contemplation benches. Pre-booking essential.
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 continues for the public on Thu 2, Fri 3, Sat 4 and Sun 5 June.)
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 under 3||From||FREE||FREE|
|Family of 2 adults & 2 children||£58.00||£65.00|
Group discounts available at checkout for parties of over 15 people.