Lambing Weekends at Kentwell Hall
Perfect family days out. Bring your little ones to see out new little ones
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk CO10 9BA
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- 2nd March 11:00am - 2nd March 3:00pm
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About this event
One of the best sights of Spring has to be newborn lambs! On our lambing days, you will see Ewes about to lamb and those with new-born lambs in the lambing pens in our Tudor Stables. It is not only heartwarming, but educational too if a visit coincides with visitors seeing a lamb being born.
Its the season for Mums and children in the gardens too with massed snowdrops gradually giving way to drifts of daffodils. Elsewhere winter starkness shows off the the shapes of trees, especially the gnarled arms of the ancient espaliered fruit trees in the Walled Garden standing like old men in line ?. But with so many yews and conifers there's much colour then too.
The fish in the Moats delight all. Will our Grey Lag and Canada Geese visitors have returned to new ? Will Percy the Peacock's mates who left him in the autumn return ?
For younger visitors there's the Tudor Rose Courtyard Maze, the 'magic' hornbeam circle, the Yew Castle with its secret tunnels to explore and plenty of surprises. Also there's a varied storybook trail for them follow.
The gardens in every season are dominated by the Moats and much mellow redbrick of and around the Hall, built by the Clopton family 500 years ago.
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.