Something for all tastes

Family friendly

There's lots to do for all the Family at Arlington Court © Steve Haywood

We run family friendly activities throughout the school holidays including art and craft sessions, den building workshops and outdoor challenges such as bug hunting. Most activities are free and are drop-in sessions which run regardless of the weather.

Going deeper

One of the many displays to see at Arlington Court © Steve Haywood

In 2014 we will be hosting different themes to give visitors a deeper insight into our conservation work. These include 'Ships', 'Pests' and 'Fading of the Light'. Look at our event listings for more information.

Bringing the past to life

Step back in time and meet our volunteers dressed in period costumes © Steve Haywood

Look out for our seasonal living history days in 2014 focussing on how tasks for the Arlington Victorian servants changed throughout the year.

Festive events

Father Christmas and his elf preparing for Christmas at Arlington Court

We're running a variety of exciting events and activities during the festive period, from workshops to living history and of course, the arrival of Father Christmas.

Discover more about our Festive events here.

Victorian Christmas

Step back in time to 1883 and meet our costumed volunteers in the grounds.

Saturday 13 December, 11am-3.30pm

Meet the Victorian staff getting the house and gardens ready for Christmas. Learn how many modern traditions date back to the Victorian times. Also try your hand at making festive decorations.

Discover more about Victorian Christmas and other events here.

New Year's Eve walk

Winter walking in the countryside

Wednesday 31 December, 11am-1pm

Enjoy a guided walk through the winter estate and say goodbye to 2014. Dogs on leads welcome. £1 suggested donation per person. Please note the tea-room and shop will be closed at this time. Meet at visitor reception.

Volunteer week


16-22 February, 11am-1pm

Thinking of doing something different in 2015? Drop in to Arlington during our recruitment week and find out more about volunteering with us. Discover more about some of our roles here.