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.

Exhibition programme

  • 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
  • A special light by Ernest Ager - 31 July to 13 August
  • Portraits by Rachael Jamieson - 14 to 27 August
  • Shellwork by Maggie MacMillan Scott - 28 August to 10 September

Okay to croquet

Why not pass the time with a game of croquet

10 June, 12noon to 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.