Christmas at Ightham Mote

Ightham Mote decorated for Christmas

From Sat 30 November 2019 to Sun 5 January 2020, join us and see the festively decorated ground floor of Ightham Mote for Christmas.

Our 2018 Christmas has now come to an end, however the house will be lovingly decorated again for 2019, opening from Sat 30 November.

Check back here later in the year for more details on what we have planned. You can also see some of our confirmed activities and events below. 

Ightham Mote at Christmas for 2019, every day from Sat 30th Nov to Mon 23 Dec and also, daily Thu 26 Dec - Sun 5 Jan 2020. The downstairs of the house is opened specially throughout this period, allowing access to see the rooms decorated. There is no access upstairs during this month, as annual winter conservation is taking place.

During the rest of November, January and February, admission is only to the gardens, shop, cafe and estate, which are open every day.

 

Kids trail & crafts

Every day, 10am-4pm

Everyday there's a self-led trail for families in the gardens, and kids can have a go at crafts inside the Squire's Room during house opening times.

Christmas mini-market

Sat 30 November - Sun 1 December, 10am-4pm

See the Christmas-dressed house unveiled. Throughout the weekend there will be a mini Christmas Market with local producer stalls, and Father Christmas will be handing out gifts to children. There will also be festive music, plus our Christmas kids trail and craft activities. Father Christmas is visiting from 11am – 2.30pm.

Carols in the courtyard

Friday 13th December, 7pm &
Friday 20th December, 7pm

Enjoy a warm glass of mulled wine and a mince pie, and sing along with the choir in the medieval courtyard. The perfect Christmas curtain-raiser.

Please note, these are outdoor events so please dress warmly.

£9.50 per person. Booking essential - call 01732 811314.

Carols in the courtyard with supper

Saturday 7 December, 7pm &
Saturday 14 December, 7pm

Enjoy a warm glass of mulled wine and a mince pie, and sing along with the choir in the medieval courtyard. The perfect Christmas curtain-raiser.

Please note, these are outdoor events so please dress warmly.

£37.50 per person. Booking essential - call 01732 811314.

 

Brunch & trek

Thursday 26 December, 10.30am &
Wednesday 1 January 2020, 10.30am

Enjoy a full english breakfast combined with an informal guided walk across the Estate.

Stout shoes or boots and appropriate clothing essential. This walk is not suitable for small children or buggies, but dogs on leads are welcome. The walk is weather permitting, so please telephone in advance to double check if there's a bad weather forecast. Some treks are physically challenging, so unfortunately will be unsuitable for those with easier access needs.

£21.50 per person. Booking essential - call 01732 811314.

Blow away the cobwebs with a winter stroll on the estate
A group of people climbing over a stile during a walk on the estate
Blow away the cobwebs with a winter stroll on the estate

Winter walks on the estate

Walk off your Christmas pudding by trying one of our estate walks between Christmas and New Year.

Ightham Mote estate leaflet with walks (PDF / 0.2MB) download