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.

Join us until Fri 28 November as we start the season with special weekday tours of some of the rooms of the house.

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

From Tues 6 Jan - 28 Feb, join us during the week to find out about conservation in action

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.

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Nov 2014, 11am - 3pm.

Join us for our Christmas opening weekend with Father Christmas, mini-market and children's craft activity.

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

Pop in 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.

Pudding evening

Enjoy a two-course meal where the pudding is the focus © NTPL/David Levenson

Enjoy a two-course meal where the pudding is the focus

Thurs 4 Dec, 7.30pm

Enjoy a 2-course dinner in the Mote Café where the range of puddings is the focus.

£22.50

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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