Events for July 2021

Saturday Falconry Shows with Joe's Bows

17th Jul - 28th Aug from 11.00am - 4.00pm

Every Saturday from 17th July - 28th August

Falconry Shows with Joe’s Bows at 11am, 2pm and 4pm

On Saturdays, falconry experts from Joe’s Bows will be at Penshurst Place for three daily shows. Watch these magnificent birds of prey give soaring acrobatic displays high above the historic house and gardens and be prepared to fall in love with a very special Little Owl called Elf who is sure to capture your heart when introduced.  The handlers, who have a font on knowledge on all things avian, will be available after each display to talk about the birds and answer questions for those who want to learn more. 

Summer Trails

17th Jul - 11th Sep from 10.00am - 5.00pm

Daily from 17th July – 12th September

Children’s activity trails around the gardens, continuous running all day

Trail 1: Itsy-Bitsy-Bingo

Trail sheet includes close-up images of objects that can be seen around the gardens and grounds, each of which will be portrayed within an image of a small magnifying glass containing a letter clue. Collect all the letters to reveal the secret word.

Trail 2: Woodland Trail Butterfly Trail

Youngsters are invited to embark on a magical butterfly hunt to find photos of exotic species along the  woodland trail This is a very simple children’s trail ideal for younger children to participate in.

Free trail sheets can be collected from the main visitor entrance on arrival that will outline the routes to follow. 

Penshurst Place Summer Passport!

17th Jul - 29th Aug from 10.00am - 5.00pm

Children can collect a frequent visitor passport from the main entrance as they come in on their first summer entry to Penshurst Place and should collect one stamp for each activity they attend to complete their passport, so remember to keep it somewhere safe ready for your next visit!

Stamps can be collected at Joe’s Bows falconry show on Saturdays, Aardvark’s storytelling sessions on Mondays, Camp Wilderness’s bushcraft activities on Wednesdays, and from the gift shop following completion of one of the garden trails.  Children who collect all four stamps will receive a bundle of ‘What On Earth’ books to take away with them.*

*While stocks last, alternative prize may be otherwise offered. 

Tudor Legacies at Penshurst Place

18th Jul - 5th Sep from 11.00am - 5.00pm

18th July, 8th August, 5th September

On selected Sundays throughout the year we'll be joined by the fabulous ladies of Tudor Legacies : The Queens of Henry VIII, who will be wandering the gardens throughout the day dressed as the extraordinary women who were married to King Henry VIII!

During your visit, please do stop, say hello and ask any questions you might have about the lives, loves and losses of the Tudor Queens.

Monday Storytelling with Aardvark Productions

19th Jul - 30th Aug from 12.00pm - 3.00pm

Every Monday from 19th July – 30th August:

Storytelling with Aardvark Productions in the gardens at 12noon, 1.30pm, 3pm

Summer Story Time at Penshurst Place sees the talented performers from Aardvark Productions in the garden with their own whacky panto-style adaption of two favourite tales including The Wind in the Willows and A Bugs Life alternating weekly.  Watch Mr Toad cause all sorts of havoc and help warn his companions when he’s coming and how to avoid his mad antics in these fun, interactive sessions running three times a day on Mondays throughout the summer. In a Bug’s Life, join Professor Crump as he quizzes Buzz the housefly and The Queen Bee about their lives and habits, audience participation is encouraged!

Wilderness Wednesdays with Camp Wilderness

21st Jul - 25th Aug from 10.00am - 5.00pm

Every Wednesdays from 21st July – 25th August:

Have-a-go bushcraft sessions with Camp Wilderness on the Woodland Trail, drop in sessions running all day

Get some great outdoor survival hacks at ‘have a go’ bushcraft drop-in sessions that are running every Wednesday in the summer holidays on the Woodland Trail. Suitable for all those budding survivalists wanting to pick-up some tips and tricks - from wood whittling, fire-making and shelter-building through to identifying plants and animal tracks. Bushcraft experts from Camp Wilderness team will be on-hand to demonstrate techniques that are sure to come in handy and answer questions about how to survive outdoors.