Home Educators Tudor Event


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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 Event is especially for those families who have chosen to educate their children outside of mainstream schools.

What we offer is the biggest, most comprehensive, and most authentic Tudor experience you will get anywhere. We Re-Create life on a community scale, our entire historic house and estate are transformed into a 16th Century Manor, with over 200 inhabitants of all ages, skills and wealth carrying out a huge variety of daily tasks.

You cannot get a better experience in the UK for giving children a real insight into life in Tudor England.

A visitor to our Home Educators Event said:

A huge thank you to you and everyone at Kentwell for a wonderful, memorable day at Kentwell yesterday.

We had not heard of Kentwell before it came up on the Home Ed lists. We travelled from Oxfordshire the day before, visited Lavenham on Tuesday and stayed nearby overnight, so it was quite a big trip for us. The lead-up to it, with the costume-making, was great fun too.

My six year old and our German teenage friend both voted it fantastic. The Tudor characters were all great, and they were excellent at pitching things just right for our different ages and experiences. We've used it as an introduction to the Tudors and to see and take part in such a range of activities was just perfect. We managed to visit virtually every part, with a repeat visit to the blacksmith who was a favourite. The girls are downstairs at the moment working enthusiastically on pricked designs of Tudor roses onto little wooden panels - they've mixed powder paint in cockle shells inspired also by the miniature painters and I can hear them discussing Tudor dancing as they do their painting. They are keen to try some natural dyeing and to try to make felt hats too.

Weather

Please do not think that Kentwell is just a fair weather visit - we carry on whatever the weather. There will be indoor activities and some of our outdoor activities can be moved inside if the weather fails us.

How long to spend?

Most people will spend most of the afternoon here - there is so much to do and see.

Timings

The event will open to Home Educators from 1.00pm. You are welcome to arrive on site from 12.30pm if you would like to picnic prior to entering the event. Many Home Educator visitors find this an ideal networking time! Last entry is at 3pm - if you arrive later than this, you will not get the full value of your visit. The House and the Bakery/Dairy area will close at 4pm and the whole event will close at 5.30pm.

Catering

We do not allow picnics inside the Tudor event, however you are welcome to use our picnic area. We will have a catering trailer serving hot and cold drinks, and light snacks, near to the picnic area.

Please note, dogs are not allowed within the grounds.

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Ticket Prices

TicketOn-the-Day PriceOnline Price
Adult18.0015.00
Child 5-15 years15.0012.00
Child under 5 yearsfreefree
Open on: 
Thu 29 June
Open times: 
1.00pm to 5.30pm
Number of Re-Creation Folk: 
200+ Tudors
Amount of House open: 
Ground floor only, as part of the event
Anglian Business Green 100

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