Local sculptors are set to display their works on a plinth in the garden, once home to a piece by coveted artist Henry Moore. Katerina Porter kicks off the programme with her sculpture, 'Hungarian Ballet Dancer'. Garden open daily 10am to 5pm. Normal admission applies.
Discover the story of Lady Clementine, Sir Winston Churchill's devoted wife. See her treasured childhood photographs and learn about the romance of their marriage, through letters and Clementine's beautiful ruby engagement ring. Open daily 11am to 3pm. Normal admission applies.
Emmetts Garden is waking from winter hibernation early this year, just in time for the February half-term. There's a new hot air balloon-themed trail, a wild play area right next to the café and a host of 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 to try.
Give nature a hand and try hedge-planting at Scotney Castle, discover the classic story of the Elf Mound at Ightham Mote or create your own colourful birdhouse at Knole this February half-term in Kent.
A child who has run around in the fresh air is so much nicer to be around. And if it’s in a beautiful place then we’re happy too. But persuading a child away from a screen in a cosy room into the cold outdoors for a walk can be tricky. Here are a few tips
As the showrooms close to protect the fragile collection, our conservationists are undertaking a deep winter clean. It is a highlight for the team, as a chance to get close to the objects they care for.
Winter is a great time to see the birds in the bare branches of garden trees. One way to encourage them to return is to hang a tasty fat cake from a tree in sightline of your kitchen window. You can make a batch with kitchen scraps such as cheese and dry porridge oats and keep them in the freezer until needed.
Do you want to walk along cliff tops and view the English Channel? Or climb hills for stunning views across the countryside? There's something for everyone to enjoy in the coast and countryside sites we look after in Kent.
Henry Middleton helps us care for extraordinary objects in unusual circumstances. A dedicated member of Scotney's Housekeeping Manual Group, he's helped create over 20,000 hand-drawn records of the Castle's unique collection.
Why not join your local supporter group in Kent? You can join a more active volunteers group, or come along to a centre or an association that focuses on fundraising and fun trips and tours. They help support our places like Ightham Mote, and Scotney Cast