Things to see & do

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There is something for everyone in our exciting programme of events including children's activities, music, theatre & craft workshops. Details on our events page or click below for our events listing.

Family fun

There's plenty to keep the family occupied here with house trails, the garden explorer map, activities in the Discovery Den and our natural play area. We also run events during the year.


Stepping out exploring the countryside

Extend your visit by taking a stroll on one of our three waymarked walks around the estate. Alternatively, if you prefer a longer walk, follow one of our downloadable walks.

Introductory talk

Introductory talks last for approximately 15 minutest © Hannah Holohan

Learn about the history of Ightham Mote on one of our introductory talks.

The talks last for approximately 15 minutes and are available every day at 11:30, 12:30, 14:30 and 15:30.

Garden tour

Enjoy the view you cannot usually see, on a garden tour © NT/Hannah Holohan

Uncover the history of the gardens and visit the south lake. 

Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are available most days. Please check availability when you arrive.

Tower tour

Just one of the views you can see from the tower. © NT/Hannah Holohan

Enjoy wonderful views from the tower during one of our tours.

Available most days, tours are via steep, uneven steps. Please collect a ticket from the conservatory.

What makes Ightham Mote special?