Kentwell Hall's Joyful Dickensian Christmas Experience
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk CO10 9BA
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- 9th December 10:00am - 9th December 5:00pm
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About this event
Meet the Hall’s Victorian Bence Family with their children, other relatives and friends together with their household staff and cooks - all busy or active.
The Young are anxious to attend an upcoming Christmas Balls and from time to time spend in the ballroom perfecting their waltz and other dance steps..
The gentlemen are mostly out on the Hunting Field or Shooting. While the ladies gossip together when not at their needle and often then too.
Staff are busy fussing around. Cooks ever active in the Great Kitchen.
OUTSIDE THE HALL
IN THE YARD
Villagers collect in the yard outside and within the busy Inn determined to have as much Christmas cheer as their betters but often rather more noisily
IN THE GARDEN
Solve the riddle of the Pantomimes
AT THE MUSIC HALL
Featuring singing and Magic to entertain all
IN THE LITTLE THEATRE
Regular performances of the pantomime story of Jack & the Beans Talk.
AT THE GROTTO
Meet Father Christmas who will individually see children with their family.
Nearby Mother Christmas will help children write a letter fo Santa Claus to visit them on Christmas Eve
AT THE TAVERN
Our Mr Dickens will read from his own A Christmas Carol with the Ghost and Spirits of Christmas making their appearance with the aid of a novel Victorian Effect.
IN THE STABLES
Transformed into a Christmas Trail about Mrs Cratchit’s Cottage where may be her or her family.
IN THE TEAROOM
Suitable fare to sustain visitors during their visit.
About the Venue
Kentwell Hall is Suffolk’s hidden gem and one of England’s finest Tudor houses that stands within the most extensive moat in the county and nearly 30 acres of formal gardens and grounds.
The house offers the visitor a journey through time from the Great Tudor Kitchen, the Gothic centre block to the State bedroom that was created by Thomas Hopper in the 1820s for a visit from the then Duke of York.
The house offers a relaxed environment, mixed with an individuality that is not often seen these days in great historic venues.
Kentwell Hall’s organic gardens are a combination of ancient features, elements of the substantial alterations of Lady Guthrie, tenant during the 1930s, and the recent landscaping and planting by the current owners.
Particular areas of interest include the formal walled garden with its glorious borders providing seasonal displays of colour, the wildlife meadows and the Pied Piper Topiary hedge.
Whilst the magnificent Cedar Trees that date back to the late 18th century provide a lovely backdrop and The Sculpted Tree, based on the theme of the Tower of Babel, is the UK's biggest single wood carving.
The house and gardens are described as “magical with a surprise around every corner” and are to be enjoyed at your leisure.
The Stable Yard Tea Rooms serve light lunches and afternoon tea using seasonal produce from the gardens and farm.
Kentwell Hall is famous for producing some of the countries largest Re-creations and family events that run throughout the year.
Kentwell is available to hire for weddings, corporate functions, events and filming.