Mother's Day at Ham House
Have a tea-rific Mother’s Day this year and join us at Ham House for a celebration of this quintessential English beverage. On March 11 we will have lots of tea themed activities for all the family including craft activities, children's trails, tastings and talks.
The Ground and Basement Floors of the house will be open for freeflow visit from 12pm to 4pm, last entry 3.30pm.
Children's tea trail - FREE, suitable for all ages
Encourage children to learn about tea drinking in the 17th century with our children's trail in the house. Wander around upstairs and downstairs spotting the clues and pick up a sticker as a reward.
Children's art activities
Belowstairs in our servant's quarters you will find our education room where there will be teapot card making.
Held in the Back Parlour our expert storyteller will be wowing the little ones with a story about the Duchesses' famous teapot. Meet in the Great Hall before the session starts and be escorted in. Sessions run at 12.30, 1.30 and 2.30pm and last approximately 20 mins.
If you would like to learn a bit more about the history of tea and why we all love it so much, then pop by one of our short talks in the house.
Ask at visitor reception for times and availablity.
Still house tea tasting
Visit our still house, the place where the Duchess would cook up her concoctions, and get hands on with some tea tasting. Our expert brewers will be using organic ingredients from our very own gardens. Suitable for grown-ups and children alike.
Sweet treats in the cafe
After hearing and learning about it all day you'll want to stop by our orangery cafe to grab a cup of tea. Why not accompany that tea with some delicious cake and bakes, or warm yourself up with our selection of hot food including soups, stews and pastries. Hot food served 12-2pm.
Donate through shopping
Why not end the day with a quick stop at our gift shop and pick up some tea. We also have our Easter range in store so you can get ahead of the rush and stock up on some all important chocolate.