Things to see & do

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From playing a game of croquet or snakes and ladders on the lawn to dressing up as a Victorian, there is plenty to do at A la Ronde.


We run events for all ages. Learn how to make a textile collage or a piece of lace. Have fun making a papier-maché shell or a beautiful butterfly.

Don't miss

  • Be amazed and inspired by the decorative wow factor
  • Explore the Discovery Room with dressing up, silhouette and shell activities
  • Try out wildlife brass rubbing and spotter sheets in the grounds
  • Enjoy free garden games - croquet, snakes and ladders and more
  • Follow the family trail in the house

Changing faces

Take a look at the artwork of local artists

Our art exhibitions change every fortnight. We feature painters, photographers, textilers and many more artists working in a range of mediums.

Free entry to exhibitions in the stable and tea-room.

Spring exhibitions

  • Painted landscapes by Heatherbell Barlow - 24 April to 7 May
  • Times and seasons by John Onley - 8 to 21 May
  • Prints from the kitchen table by Mary Harold - 22 May to 4 June
  • Etchings and silks by Sheila Stone and daughter - 5 to 18 June
  • Exmouth Art Group - 3 to 16 July
  • Painting for pleasure by Wyn Appleford - 17 to 30 July

Okay to croquet

Why not pass the time with a game of croquet

13 May, 12 - 4pm

Croquet tuition with members of Sidmouth Croquet Club. Drop in any time and stay as long as you want. All equipment is provided. Have a go at this fun summertime sport.


Prizes to be won

A la Ronde in spring with estuary view

Have a go at our regular raffle and see what you could win. The money raised goes back to supporting A la Ronde. Last year we were able to fund vital conservation work in the Shell gallery.

Group visits

A la Ronde is a small house. For groups of more than 15 people we ask that you let us know before visiting.

Second-hand books

A good read

From vintage novels to modern classics, what will you find browsing our second-hand bookshop? The money raised goes straight back into supporting this unique house.