Events

Winter opening

View of the frost in front of Elizabethan cottages at Ightham Mote © NTPL/Andrew Butler

View of the frost in front of Elizabethan cottages at Ightham Mote

Don't forget we are open all year round - 363 days per year.

Let the festivities begin! Sat 29 Nov - Mon 5 Jan, see the ground floor of the house transformed to celebrate Christmas traditions old and new.

From Tues 6 Jan - 28 Feb, join us during the week to find out how we conserve the house and its contents.

Christmas traditions

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care... © NTPL/John Millar

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...

Sat 29 Nov 2014 - Mon 5 Jan 2015, 11am - 3pm

Ground floor of house dressed for Christmas past.

 

Mon 1 Dec - Weds 23 Dec, 11am - 3pm.

On most days, you can pop into the house and make a decoration for our tree.

Christmas lunches

Book a Christmas lunch in the Mote Café © NTPL/John Millar

Book a Christmas lunch in the Mote Café

Book a 2-course (£25) or 3-course (27.50) Christmas lunch in the Mote Café.

Booking essential on 01732 811314.

Pastime Elizabethan dancing

Pastime Historical Dance performing medieval dances at Ightham Mote © NTPL/NT / Hannah Holohan

Pastime Historical Dance performing medieval dances at Ightham Mote

Sun 7 Dec and Tues 16 Dec, 12 noon and 2pm

Watch our dancers as they dance at court - they may even ask you to join them for a la volta.

Carols in the courtyard

Join us for our carols in the courtyard © NTPL/National Trust

Join us for our carols in the courtyard

Fri 12 and 19 Dec, 7pm.

Enjoy a glass of mulled wine, followed by carols in the house courtyard. £9.50

Sat 13 and 20 Dec 7pm.

Mulled wine and carols in the courtyard, followed by a 2-course buffet supper in the Mote Café. £32.50

 

Booking essential on 01732 811314

Breakfast and treks

A group head out onto the estate © NTPL/NT

A group head out onto the estate

Enjoy a full English breakfast in the Mote Café followed by an informal walk on the estate.

Boxing Day trek - Fri 26 Dec, 10am

New Year's Day trek - Thurs 1 Jan, 10am.

£21.50

Booking essential on 01732 811314.

Roast and rambles

Enjoy a walk in the countryside before a hearty lunch in the Mote Café © NTPL/David Levenson

Enjoy a walk in the countryside before a hearty lunch in the Mote Café

Sundays in Jan and Feb 2015, 10.30am

Join a led walk across the nearby estate and countryside, with one of our walk leaders. Reward yourself with a hearty lunch afterwards in the Mote Café.

£22.50

Booking essential on 01732 811314

Valentine's dinner

Enjoy a romantic meal in the Mote Café © NTPL/Geoff Smith

Enjoy a romantic meal in the Mote Café

Sat 14 Feb, 7.30pm

 

Enjoy a romantic evening at the Mote Café, with sparkling wine on arrival and a three dinner with live music from our guest pianist.

£37.50

Booking essential on 01732 811314

Quilting workshop

An example from one of Sue and Annie's previous courses © NTPL/Sue Lee

An example from one of Sue and Annie's previous courses

Fri 27 Feb, mornings only, for 8 weeks.

Try something new - join Sue and Annie for their beginner's quilting course as the help you learn how to quilt.

Some materials are included, as is Sue and Annie's enthusiasm, knowledge and experience.

£99

Booking essential on 01732 810378 ext 100. (Book quickly as their courses are always oversubscribed)

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