Events for October 2019

Penshurst Village Festival Weekend

4th Oct - 6th Oct from 10.00am - 8.00pm

This October, in celebration of National Poetry Day, the village of Penshurst will be hosting their first ever festival, with events including presentations by the creator of ITV's "Victoria", Loyd Grossman, an evening of comedy, and special jazz and dining events in the Leicester Arms Hotel.

The weekend is absolutely packed with literary talks, entertainment and delicious food, and well-worth a visit for anybody looking to enjoy a busy weekend in the beautiful surrounds of Penshurst Village.

Click here for the full schedule of events and ticket information

The Autumn Amble

13th Oct from 12.00am - 2.00pm

11am, £30 per person to include a two-course roast lunch in the Garden Restaurant, plus House & Gardens access. Pre-booking essential.

Enjoy a guided amble through the changing Autumnal scenes of the Penshurst Place parkland, led by the Penshurst Place Estate General Manager, Ben Thomas. During your walk you’ll gain a keen insight into the agricultural history of the estate, as well as the work we to do to ensure the wildlife within the parkland continues to thrive.

Afterwards we'll be providing a delicious two-course roast lunch in the Garden Restaurant - a wonderfully cosy end to an Autumn amble.

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The Forgetful Witch

19th Oct - 27th Oct from 10.30am - 11.00am

Willow the Witch is well-known for being the most forgetful enchantress in her class. On a recent school trip to Penshurst Place, she failed to notice a large hole had appeared in her satchel, and as she wandered the gardens all of her magical belongings fell out! This Halloween we need you to find Willow’s magical items and unravel the hidden mystery within!

The Wicked Witch of the Wild Wood

21st Oct - 25th Oct from 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Sessions at 1pm, 2.15pm and 3.30pm. Please note that limited places are available for each session and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


Tread down a leaf-covered path through the winding woods and see the pumpkins that mark the entrance to the witch’s lair. Settle in underneath our yurt, hot chocolate in hand, and prepare to face off with the ugly witch of Penshurst Place as she emerges from her forest den to tell you a Halloween tale! Afterwards, you’ll be able to recover by roasting a marshmallow over our open fire.

Witches and Wizards Spells and Tricks

26th Oct from 12.00pm - 3.00pm

Sessions at 12noon, 1.30pm, 3pm Please note that limited places are available for each session and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Discover your inner sorcerer this Halloween as we welcome you to our Witches and Wizards inspired storytelling! Recite some spellbinding tricks before graduating your first magical class with broomstick-flying colours!

Potion Masters From History

27th Oct from 12.00pm - 3.00pm

Sessions at 12noon, 1.00pm, 2.00pm & 3pmPlease note that limited places are available for each session and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

There have been whispers of witches and wizards in literature and folklore all across the globe, with their supposed potions and spells blamed for bad luck throughout the ages. This Halloween we invite you to learn a little more about their horrible history with an interactive session led by Hands on History!