Eastertide at Kentwell Hall
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk CO10 9BA
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- 29th March 11:00am - 29th March 5:00pm
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About this event
The Easter weekend is one of our most popular weekends of the year — with family-friendly activities and acres of gardens and woodland to explore outside.
Around the manor, you will encounter some of our Tudor living history specialists, in the Hall, Moat House and elsewhere. You may learn from them their daily life and what people in their age did at this time of year. Also in the Stableyard at Cratchit's Cottage a few of our Victorians.
The Egghead’s Challenge
Find the eggs, mostly (but not all) huge wooden eggs; note all the letters, discard three letters: use the other letters to 'crack' the Code. This is an egg-hunt for the whole family to enjoy together.; children may find the Eggs while brain boxes resolve the challenge. The winner receives the huge Kentwell Egg.
Games With Eggs
Games with Eggs
Eggtra old game of Egg Rolling
Eggciting Egg & Spoon Race - with a difference
Eggtreme Egg Throwing
Younger Children's I Spy Trail
Gambolling lambs are the very embodiment of Eastertide. You’ll find our this year's young lambs out enjoying new season’s grass.
Another certainty of England at this time of year are swathes of daffodils and at Kentwell massive drifts abound. It's a lovely time to see the Gardens - charming as their winter starkness is being banished but here always much green yew and pine.
For children follow and read in varied settings in the Gardens.
Easter is a good time for contemplation, where better than on the ZEN influenced Kentwellness Walk — Read more about the Wellness Walk.
The Tearoom: for lunches and teas open all day
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.