What's On

What’s on this Spring . . .

Ightham Mote

Ightham Mote 

The Queen of Ightham Mote - an American Interlude: Queen Palmer, John Singer Sergeant and their Circle is the 2017 exhibition running from 4 March - 23 December.  The highlight is the famed Singer Sergeant portrait of Elsie Palmer, on loan from the States and last seen in the UK in 1999.  A definite 2017 highlight.

Sunday 9 April: Guided estate walk.  1030 - 1230 pm.  Booking essential on 01732 810378 x 100.  Donations welcome.

Ightham Mote  cafe and garden is open daily all year from 10am – 3.30pm.  The house re-opens on 4 March, from 11am with last entry half an hour before closing). 

Knole House

Knole House State Rooms open for the season on 18 March.

Saturday 18 February: Monumental Tree Walks

Saturday 4 March: Will weaving workshop

Daily self-guided Knole Park walks.

New for 2017!

The Gatehouse Tower (open daily) can be viewed by the public for the first time. 

The Brewhouse Cafe - newly refurbished and with a tempting new menu.

The private gardens are open each Tuesday, 5th April - 27th September.

Hever Castle

The Castle and Gardens are open daily from 1 April - 29 October.

Snowdrop Walk: a galanthopile's delight!

Daily 11 - 18 February; 19 February - 26 March: Wednesday - Sunday.

Mother's Day Week-end: a week-end of family workshops.  Pre-booking required for special lunch and tea.

Saturday and Sunday 25/26 March 


The house re-opens on 25 February.

Winter Exhibition (open daily): Child of the Commons

The political career of Sir Winston Churchill

Leeds Castle

The castle is open daily. Book online for a 10% discount.

 April - September: Daily falconry displays.

February to May: Below Stairs Tours

March - May: Upstairs Tours

See website for details of dates.

Penshurst Place

Penshurst Place is open at week-ends from 11 February - 26 March; daily from 1 April - 29 October

18 - 19 March: Elizabeth I and the Armada

1 - 17 April: Riddles & Rhymes - Big Easter Break.  Enjoy an Easter event!

29 April - 1 May: Weald of Kent handmade Fair featuring home-made crafts and artisan food.

Porcupine Pantry

Open daily for that cup of tea and wicked cake!

Great Comp Garden

The garden is open daily 1 April -31 October.

Sunday 19 February: Snowdrop Sensation - 10 am - noon with garden open until 4 pm.

Galanthophiles' delight! 

Sunday 26 March: NGS Open day.  11 am - 5 pm with plant sales from Dyson's Nursery.

Sunday 9 April: Great Comp's Spring Fling, Kent's finest garden show!

Visit the Great Comp website to book.  Teas and lunches available from the Old Dairy Tea Room.

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens

The garden opens on 18 March 2017.

Wednesday 19 - Sunday 23 April: Bluebell Festival. 

A celebration of this iconic English spring flower.

Lullingstone Castle

The castle and garden re-open on 1 April 2017.

The Stag

Cinema and theatre with various live performances.