What's on: events
Join us this year as our events programme time travels back to 15th century and celebrate when Henry V became King in 1413. And our Maize Maze also returns! With a mini maze.
Combining medieval celebrations with traditional gaming, we have transformed past merrymaking into 21st century entertainment, bringing Penshurst Place to life with the joy of games through a series of events, activities and workshops.
To find out what is happening on a certain day, scroll down to the bottom of the page and you can use our What's on calendar. Just hover over the date and if the text is white, an event should appear.
If you would like to be notified about our events please join our mailing list - see right for sign up - and tick the Visitor Events your interests' box.
Most events are free to garden ticket holders - except where a house or separate ticket is mentioned and needs to be purchased, for example for the Craft Show and the Head Gardener's Tour.
Though we endeavour to run all the events as we have planned, this may be affected by unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions. Please do contact us before visiting to avoid disappointment - call 01892 870307 or email email@example.com (office open 7 days a week during the season; 9am - 4pm at weekends and bank holidays).
Penshurst Farmers' Market
1st Saturday of the month
9.30am - 12noon on 1st Saturday of the month. Held outside the main visitor entrance to Penshurst Place. Free car parking in Penshurst Place visitor car park. Penshurst Gift Shop open from 9.30am.
A Times Newspaper Top 10 farmers’ market. With over 25 stalls offering fish, seafood, meat and game; fruit and vegetables; bread, cheese, chutney and jam; beer, fruit juice and more with seasonal promotions.
Summer Music in the Hall
Sunday 7 July 2013 at 7.30pm
Primavera Chamber Ensemble perform:
Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor
Brahms: Horn Trio
Schumann: Piano Quintet
In the medieval Baron's Hall. Tickets £25 include interval drinks. By post from Primavera Trust, Bumbles, The Lees, Boughton Aluph TN25 4HX 01233 622971. Please make cheques payable to Primavera Trust and enclose sae www.primavera-ensemble.co.uk.
Garden Season Ticket Holders' Evening
Thursday 11 July 2013
An invitation for our individual garden season ticket holders to the annual evening garden party, hosted by Viscount & Viscountess De L’Isle.
Followed by an informal garden tour with our Head Gardener. Please RSVP, with your membership number, by 28th June if you wish to attend to Lesley Headdon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01892 870307.
Maize Maze open
20 July - 2 September 2013
Come and have fun in a field of maize this summer! AMAZing maze entertainment for all the family!
- Open daily up to and including Monday 2nd September
- Open all three days of Craft Show weekend – Friday 6 Sunday 8 September
Open from 10.30am - last entry 5pm or an hour before closing. For full opening times and prices go to www.penshurstplace.com/maizemaze.
Porcupine Party Code Quest
Sunday 21 July 2013
From 4pm. Family Season ticket holders are invited to join us for our annual Porcupine Party. Hunt for the Spikey Porcupine and solve clues to find him. With face painting and the usual fun and games.
RSVP to Penshurst Place by 7th July to email@example.com or call 01892 870307.
Summer Sunday Stories
27 July - 26 August 2013
On some summer Sundays from 2pm - 4pm visit our fabulous Maze and join the Fool's Errand - stories from Aardvark productions.
And visit our Education Room between 12 noon - 4pm for children's Medieval workshops.
August Bank Holiday Fun
Sun 25th & Mon 26th August
From 12 noon try your hand at mini crossbows, tug of war and leatherworking – or join our Knights’ school and find out how to be a princess in the maze (weather permitting) – from 2pm-4pm.
With Falconry from Huxleys Birds of Prey Centre - birds on display from 12 noon and flying with public participation from 3pm. Find out more about the history of Falconry here.
Weald of Kent Craft & Design Show
Friday 6 - Sunday 8 Sep 2013
9.30am to 5pm Organised by ICHF Events. Joint tickets available to purchase in advance for just £10.
The Weald of Kent Craft & Design Show offers a stunning array of unique crafts from over 250 craftspeople from across the UK. With Workshops, Demonstrations, awe-inspiring features and live music, it's a perfect day out for all the family!
To book special offer tickets of just £10 to Penshurst Place and the Craft Show, book a week in advance - click here to order.
Tickets to Penshurst Place also available on the day. Book 10 tickets get 1 free. Craft Show only tickets for adult on the day £7, senior £6 . Child under 16 free if accompanied by parent - otherwise £3. Entry to Penshurst Place is additional.
For further information click here.
See instructions to the Show entrance in How to find us section.
Kent Foundation Heritage Bike Ride POSTPONED
See Kent Foundation website for details of other events.
Spooky Half Term Fun
Sat 19th - Sun 3 Nov 2013
A spooky trail around the gardens from Saturday 19th October – Sunday 3rd November 10.30am – 6pm or dusk if earlier. Craft workshops daily from Saturday 26th - Sunday 3rd November 12 noon – 4pm
Enjoy the half term delving into the legends of Halloween with our medieval workshops and activities. Explore the kingdom of Penshurst and discover the gargoyles that lurk in the grounds along with our popular pumpkin hunt.