May half-term fun

  • Trails at Knightshayes © National Trust

    Half-term trail

    Saturday 21 May to Sunday 31 May, 10am to 5pm.
    Run of some of that excess energy by visiting Knightshayes this half-term. Grab a 50p trail from reception and discover our gardens. Go on a hunt for one of our geocaches, explore the house and meet our chickens in the kitchen garden. There's loads to keep them busy this May.

  • Print making at Knightshayes © Sarah Kinnersley

    Print Making Workshops - Drop-In Session

     Thursday 28 and Saturday 30 May, 11am to 4pm
    Come and have a go at printmaking and help make a large banner commemorating Tiverton in World War One. Using your own individually designed plate, roll on ink before printing your portion of the banner. The end result will be displayed at Knightshayes later in the year. Most suitable for ages 7 years plus, but younger helpers welcome.
    Free activity. Normal admission applies.

Knightshayes at war exhibition

Knightshayes at War exhibition logo

Knightshayes at War exhibition logo

 Knightshayes at War: The untold story 1915-1918
Saturday 1 August to Sunday 15 November.
Learn about a hidden chapter in the history of Knightshayes as we bring you the story of the estate during the First World War, when the house was given over as a VAD hospital from 1915-1918. We'll be transforming our Stické Tennis Court, here at Knightshayes where wounded soldiers convalesced. A chance to learn the stories of men who came to Knightshayes for recuperation and tranquility at this peaceful sanctuary, away from the battlefront during one of the most challenging periods of their lives.
Free exhibition

50 things Summer Activities

50 Things: Pond dipping

No. 35 Pond dipping in the parkland: 30 July and 1 Aug. 11am - 4pm on the hour. 
No. 41 Grow it, plant it, eat it: Vegetable growing in the Kitchen Garden. 6 - 8 Aug, 10am - 5pm. 
All £2 per child plus admission.
No. 1 Climb a Tree: Climb up into the canopy of a tree in the Woodland Garden. 20-22 Aug. Book session in advance. £18.75 per session. or call 0800 0556760


Keep your eyes peeled...

We've got lots of exciting events coming up, so keep your eyes peeled on this page for more details to come on the following:
Reluctant Dragon theatre performances: 13-15 August. Bring along a blanket and relax in the gardens whilst watching the play, 'The Reluctant Dragon. 
Soupstock: 2,9,16,23 August. Our music festival in the parkland returns.
Knightshayes at war exhibition:              1 August - 29 November. A chance to find out about Knightshayes' role in the first world war.