What's on: events

Join us for our ‘Sir and Soldier’ season in 2014 to commemorate the WW1 centenary with war themed activities, events and workshops, there is something for everyone.

If you would like to be notified about our events please join our mailing list and tick 'Visitor Events' in your interests box.

Most events are included in the admission prices except where stated.

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 contactus@penshurstplace.com (office open 7 days a week during the season; 9am - 4pm at weekends and bank holidays).



Penshurst Farmers Market

1st Saturday of every month

9.30am - 12noon

The Times named Penshurst Farmers' Market in its list of top ten markets in the UK, with over 40 stalls offering the best local food and drink. Set in the car park of Penshurst Place, the market is on every month with a special Christmas market in December.


Spy Hunt at Penshurst Place

15th - 23rd February

10.30am - dusk

Pretend to be a WW1 spy and hunt down the missing objects of Penshurst in the Gardens and Adventure Playground with this fun children’s trail.

For more information click here.



War Wounds Make-up Workshop

19th February

4pm - 6pm

Use professional make-up to create fake wounds of a war soldier and then discover how they were bandaged in WW1. For ages 7+.




Spring Stroll & Lunch

16th March 2014

11am - 2pm

A special two hour Sunday walk led by Penshurst Place & Gardens General Manager. Journey across the beautiful Penshurst Estate and learn about its Tudor history on the way. Followed by a delicious two course roast dinner in the Garden Restaurant. Walking boots and warm clothes are recommended.

Sorry tickets have SOLD OUT for this event.


The Great Armada Adventure

22nd - 23rd March

12noon - 4pm

Experience life at Penshurst Place as the militia prepares to ward off the Spanish Armada. Skilled costumed characters invite visitors to join them in the Staterooms as they prepare the Penshurst Place household for invasion.



Big Weekend 2014

29th - 30th March

An event for residents of the county of Kent who win tickets to visit via Visit Kent's Big Weekend website. Free house tour each day.

Ticket winners please bring a print out of your tickets to gain admittance. If you have lost your ticket, please bring some photo ID with proof of your name and address and we can check your details on arrival.



Mothering Sunday

30th March

12noon - 4pm

Children can treat their Mums to a handmade Mother’s Day poetry card or present her with a hidden Morse code message on a necklace in our Education Room. Plus a special Mother’s Day lunch menu will be available in our Garden Restaurant. Click here for more information.


Easter Holiday Fun

5th - 21st April

Trail 10.30am - dusk
Crafts 12noon - 4pm

Pigeons played an important part in WW1 as they proved to be an extremely reliable way of sending messages. Take part in our Easter carrier pigeon egg trail and reveal the hidden message. Plus visit our Education Room from 12 noon to create your very own carrier pigeon, soldier bonnet or Easter colouring activities.


Easter Storytelling

20th - 21st April

2pm, 2.45pm & 3.30pm

Gather around our medieval buttery and enjoy storytelling from Aardvark Productions. Hear the story of Cher Ami, a WW1 carrier pigeon and her friends.


Weald of Kent Craft & Design Show

3rd - 5th May

9.30am – 5pm

Find unusual handmade crafts for the home and garden not usually found on the high street, with over 200 artists from all over the UK. Organised by ICHF Events. Combined ticket to the Craft Show and Penshurst Place available in advance.

Tickets www.ichfevents.co.uk

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