What's On

April
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Fri 19 April - Mon 22 April

Plenty of indoor Easter-themed activities, so the event goes on whatever the weather! Elizabethan Household: baking, cookery, crafts, music, gentry • The Impossible Easter Quiz • Childrens' Egg Hunt Quiz • House, Gardens and Farm open

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Sun 28 April

Sun 28 April

"Touching Peace”: A Day of Mindfulness with Thich Nhat Hanh’s Monastics

This event has now sold out. Please call 01787 310207 during office hours if you would like to add your name to our reserve list. Please note, we will not have any tickets available to purchase on the day.

Enjoy the peace and relaxation of an immersive day of mindfulness led by Plum Village monks and nuns, trained by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, the leading Buddhist teacher and author of the meditation classic The Miracle of Mindfulness.

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Tue 23 April - Wed 24 April
Sat 27 April - Tue 30 April

House is open, except for Special Events, daily during school holidays and otherwise on Sats and Suns, from April to September from noon to 4pm.

May
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Wed 1 May
Sat 4 May - Wed 8 May
Sat 11 May - Wed 15 May
Tue 21 May - Wed 22 May
Tue 28 May - Fri 31 May

House, Gardens & Farm open

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Sat 4 May - Mon 6 May

Celebrate May Day at our liveliest event of the year. Music, dancing, plays and processions with over 100 of our costumed 'Tudors' and activities for the whole family to join in with. House, Gardens and Farm also open.

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Fri 24 May

Fri 24 May 2019


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Kentwell is the originator of historical live educational events in the UK. Since we started, nearly 40 years ago, we've had over half a million schoolchildren pass through our gates.

Our Home Educators History Day is especially for those families who have chosen to educate their children outside of mainstream schools.

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Sat 25 May - Mon 27 May

Come and enjoy all of our time-periods at one event -

from Neolithic to the 1970s in the space of a single day!

June
7

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Sat 1 June - Sun 2 June

Celebrating wool: shearing Kentwell's sheep and working with wool. Kentwell spun wool and fleece for sale, and Topiary: clipping Kentwell's unique topiary

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Sat 22 June - Sun 23 June
Sat 29 June - Sun 30 June

Everyday life on the Tudor Manor.

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Fri 14 June

Classic film and entertainment in the great outdoors!

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Fri 21 June

2.00pm Visit to House and Gardens
4.00pm Afternoon Tea and Q&A with the owner of Kentwell
5.00pm depart

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Wed 26 June

Wednesday 26 June 2019


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Kentwell is the originator of historical live educational events in the UK. Since we started, nearly 40 years ago, we've had over half a million schoolchildren pass through our gates.

Our Home Educators Tudor Day is especially for those families who have chosen to educate their children outside of mainstream schools.

July
14

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Fri 19 July

Classic film and entertainment in the great outdoors!

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Fri 26 July

Classic film and entertainment in the great outdoors!

August
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Fri 2 August

Classic film and entertainment in the great outdoors!

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Sat 3 August - Sun 4 August

WWI, Tudors and WWII combine to illustrate the impact of war on the inhabitants of Kentwell. This is one of our smaller events, with fifty of our volunteers taking part. The House, Gardens and Farm are fully open during this event and the restaurant and tea room will be open.

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Sat 17 August - Mon 26 August

Tudor High Summer takes the manor back to Tudor times with some 200+ costumed Tudors, plus House, Gardens and Farm open. Our biggest and most hands-on re-creation this year. Don't just 'visit' - join in with the event!

September
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Sat 21 September - Sun 22 September

Some 100 Tudors spread throughout the Manor from Gentry & retainers (cooks, bakers etc) to craftsmen & labourers. Some visitors' favourite Re-Creation. House, Gardens and Farm also open

December
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Sat 7 December - Sun 8 December
Sat 14 December - Sun 15 December

A day of magical, festive activities for the whole family. Victorian Household • Mr Dickens narrates 'A Christmas Carol', with authentic Victorian Illusions • Visit the Music Hall and Magic Show • Father Christmas • Carols round the Tree • Christmas Crafts • Victorian Tavern • Tea Room.

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