Active minds, active bodies at Ightham Mote

As part of our special exhibition, The Queen of Ightham Mote: an American interlude, we've planned have-a-go sessions and workshops with links to the past, as well as our conservation in action days.

A group of visitors on a guided walk

Guided walks

Grab your walking boots and join our guides to discover the estate. We have a series of walks throughout the year, including a ranger walk, Boxing Dar and New Year's Day trek.

An artist leans on a crutch whilst she paints her male sitters portrait

Portrait workshop

Returning by popular demand, award winning artist John Wiltshire will help you paint portraits in the style of John Singer Sargent in his art workshop. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or experienced, just make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.

A game of bowls in progress on the lawn (no people in shot)

Bowling at Ightham Mote

Bowls are returning to the north lawn as Borough Green Bowls Club join us on select days in June, July and August. Why don't you come along and have-a-go?

A man painting a picture outside

Landscape workshop

Award winning artist John Wiltshire returns to help you paint a landscape in the style of John Singer Sargent. Perfect for beginners and experienced alike.

People dancing to live music with inflatable guitar and saxophone

A touch of theatre and music at Ightham Mote

Have something to look forward to this summer and pre-book tickets for our music and theatre events in the house and gardens at Ightham Mote.

Four children sitting on the grass watching outdoor theatre, with other visitors in the background

Family events at Ightham Mote

Keep the family entertained during the holidays with trails, Themed Thursdays, our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, and even outdoor theatre.

Two people walking in the dappled light of the woodland in spring

Stretch your legs on a walk at Ightham Mote

With over 500 acres, there's plenty of walking on the Ightham Mote estate. From a gentle stroll through Scathes Wood, to longer, circular walks taking in nearby areas such as the iron age hillfort at Oldbury Hill.