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  • Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member
  • Historic Houses Association Member

Historical Event, Sat 26 - Mon 28 May 2018, £12.28-£17.28


Kentwell Hall and Gardens

Kentwell Hall and Gardens


Long Melford,
CO10 9BA


From a Neolithic camp to the twentieth century (with a few historical surprises along the way), this is a fantastic event for all the family!

This is a wonderful journey starting with the The Neolithics, you never know what you might find in the woods - a shaman, some hunters and some crafts in our earliest re-created period yet!

Then on to The Romans; ‘will they choose to settle at Kentwell’?

Of course, a visit to Kentwell would not be complete without our two main time periods! In the Moat House, the Elizabethans will be hard at work in the bakehouse and dairy. Upstairs you will find the stillroom where lotions and potions are made, and the needlewomen working on their latest wall hangings and The Alchemist will be in his hut.

And there is so much more to see including 17th Century music and dance. The Victorian Household will be offering an insight in to what life was like in 1869.

The list of activities go on and on including:

WWI - the Home Front
The 1920s
WWII - with the Home Guard, the War time kitchen & the WVS ladies
The 1960s
The 1970s
The Punks
All of the above activities run throughout each day
Delve deeper into the history with our 'Twangs to Bangs - Weapons through the Centuries' demonstration and a multi-period 'Fashion Through the Ages' Show.
Kids - Explore our colourful 'Rats through the Ages' Trail!
Visit all our time periods and search out our friendly little rats with colourful tails!

Kentwell’s gardens and grounds are often described as ‘magical’ and you will see why when visiting the Walled & Sunken garden’s with their unique and special interest features. Look out for the Pied Piper Hedge, an original Tudor Ice House and the Yew Castle.

This year Kentwell has extended the Story Book Adventure Trail to encourage children to get ‘outdoors and let their imagination have fun’. The trail includes nineteen stories and characters who you will meet on your journey around the Kentwell Estate. Characters include the enormous ‘Crunching Munching Caterpillar’ who is over 6 yards long to magnificent sculptured metal 'Gorilla who wanted to Grow Up' - and each book and every character is represented in its own unique way.

If you still have time enjoy the Stable Yard Tea Rooms for a delicious lunch or afternoon tea.

A great family day out.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitalityHelicopter landing

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for groupsSmoking not allowedVenue approved for civil marriage

Open house, gardens and farm. Special events. Corporate hospitality and conference facilities. Groups & Tours. Weddings.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 26 - Mon 28 May 2018 11:00 to 17:00
Please visit Kentwell Hall's website for full details of opening times and ticket prices.


Please visit Kentwell Hall's website for full details of opening times and ticket prices.



Plan route to Kentwell Hall and Gardens using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 863479  Lat: 52.09844 Long: 0.71892

By Road:
Take the A134 to Long Melford.

By Public Transport:
From Sudbury station it is 4 miles to Kentwell Hall & Gardens.

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Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Venue approved for civil marriageVenue approved for civil marriage

Open house, gardens and farm. Special events. Corporate hospitality and conference facilities. Groups & Tours. Weddings.