Ightham Mote

Ightham Mote

Things to see and do

What to do in winter

A couple of children completing one of the house quizzes
Keep the children occupied with one of our house trails National Trust Images / David Levenson

Family fun 

With quizzes, trails, a natural play area and organised events during the Kent school holidays, there is plenty to keep the family occupied on a visit to Ightham Mote.

Healthy exercise

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What's on 

A mother helps her young daughter with a craft activity
The whole family can get involved in arts and crafts National Trust / Vicki Loader

Events at Ightham Mote 

There's always something happening at Ightham Mote. Find out more about our winter events programme including our Christmas mini-market, carols and crafts, vignettes of characters from the past, and our January and February walking events with breakfast / lunch.

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Eating and shopping

Food, drinks and a shopping spree

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A group having a laugh on a visit to Igthham Mote
A group enjoying their visit Arnhel de Serra

Group visits to Ightham Mote 

Planning a day for 15 or more people? Ightham Mote is a fascinating place with lots to see and do. Offering excellent discounts and the option to book a guided tour before the house opens. With plenty of parking for coaches, a café with home-cooked food and a shop packed full of lovely gifts, there's no better place to take your group.

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A class of school children sitting down for a workshop
School children taking part in a workshop NTPL / David Levenson

Be inspired, explore, discover and learn 

Learning doesn't have to be confined to the classroom, so why not inspire your pupils with a visit to Ightham Mote house, garden and estate.

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Looking from the courtyard, across the North Bridge
Please come in... Andrew Butler

Who would live in a place like this?

Who used to live here? Uncover the stories of some of the families who have lived here over the past 700 years

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Our work

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Get involved

Two costumed characters from Ightham Mote's Shades at Christmas kissing under the mistletoe
Go on...give us a kiss National Trust / Tony Fordham

Our volunteers are just like you

Can you spare just three hours a week? If so, you could spend it at this majestic, moated manor house and bring a little magic into your life by joining our family of fantastic volunteers.