Mother's Day at Ham House

The Duchesses' teapot

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 House 

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. 

The Duchess's porcelain teapot c.1650-70
The Duchess's porcelain teapot c.1650-70
The Duchess's porcelain teapot c.1650-70

Children's art activities

Belowstairs in our servant's quarters you will find our education room where there will be teapot card making.  


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. 

Pick up your tickets at visitor reception.

Talks last approximately 15 mins and will be held at 1, 1.30, 2, 2.30 and 3pm in the house. 

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.

Victoria sponge cake.
A slice of victoria sponge cake
Victoria sponge cake.

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.