Autumn half-term family fun

A young owl perched on someone's hand

Take your kids on our Owl Trail this October half-term at Ightham Mote and find out about these feathery hunters of the estate.

Saturday 19 to Sunday 3 November

The stories of our half term owl garden trail have been written by children from The New Beacon and Dunton Green Primary Schools. Each of the schools helped contribute to our stories - about a Barn Owl, and about a Little Owl. Follow the trail around the garden and uncover their stories.

Normal admission applies, £2.50 per child for the trail.


Thursday 24 October - Meet real owls

We will be joined by Kent Owl Academy, who we have worked in partnership with this year engaging with local schools.  They will be bringing some of their owls to Ightham Mote where you can get up close to these incredible creatures. Owl talks at 11am, 1pm and 3pm subject to availability.

Learning and having fun at Ightham Mote
Child and parent looking at trail sheet in front of Ightham Mote
Learning and having fun at Ightham Mote

50 Things to do before you’re 11¾

Autumn is a great time to catch a falling leaf or create some wild art. There's plenty of other challenges children can tackle as part of our recently updated National Trust 50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ here at Ightham Mote.