Events for December 2022

Penshurst Place Presents: The Machine That Goes Wrong!

3rd Dec - 22nd Dec from 10.30am - 4.00pm

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Join us on select dates in December as we bring back our panto-style performances in the beautifully-dressed medieval Baron's Hall, which will be hosting a brand new story for 2022!

As Christmas Day approaches, things are moving at a quick pace at the North Pole as gifts are wrapped, packed and stacked on the sled. Some plucky Elves think they've discovered a way to increase time-efficiency and have installed the Super Neat Occasion Wrapper or S.N.O.W for short. A fantastic fantangled gift-wrapping machine that should cut the time it takes our elves to wrap all the gifts by at least half, until it all goes wrong of course!

In this year's panto-style performance, follow Mother Christmas as she tries to undo the muddle that S.N.O.W has caused with the help of one very special man in a red suit. Will the North Pole team be able to get things moving again ready for Christmas Day? Join us and find out!


This year's Panto-style story is Ideal for children aged 0 - 12, or anyone who simply loves Christmas! 

  • Tickets £6.00per person plus small booking fee (all attendees require a ticket each)
  • All tickets are non-refundable
  • Tickets include access to the Panto and Adventure Playground only. All other attractions at Penshurst Place, to include the House and Gardens, will be closed. 
  • Babies-in-arms (up to one year) will not require a ticket but must sit on the lap of a parent/ guardian
  • Performances last approx. 25 minutes, with plenty of time at the end to take a family photograph with Father Christmas if you wish.
  • Choose a performance time on either 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st or 22nd December
  • Performances are limited to 70 guests per show to allow everyone ample room, and a good view of the performance
  • Tickets include access to our Adventure Playground, though we would recommend visiting the playground after the performance, unless you are attending the last performance of the day in which case you may visit the Playground ahead of the performance whilst it is still light
  • We reserve the right to close the Adventure Playground without warning should we feel the conditions (likely caused by wet weather) make it unsafe to use
  • Please arrive no earlier than 20 minutes before the start of your booked performance
  • Please note performances take place in the Baron's Hall which is a 5 - 10 minute walk from the Visitor Entrance. A ramp will be installed on the Lime Walk stairs for buggy and wheelchair access.
  • The Gift Shop and Porcupine Pantry Cafe will both be open daily from 9am, until guests depart after the final performance.