Family fun at Ightham Mote

If you are looking for a family adventure, there is so much to see and do at Ightham Mote across the seasons.

Children taking part in pond dipping at Ightham Mote

A summer of family fun at Ightham Mote

There's a packed programme of activities at Ightham Mote this summer. Along with our Themed Thursdays, enjoy our 50 Things minibeast garden trail, natural play area and explore our estate.

Three children smiling under a tree

Have fun in the garden

Enjoy a picnic in our Pleasure Grounds and discover Discovery Den, a secret garden, our cascade and wildflower orchard, our younger visitors can use our children's garden map and hunt for all the highlights. Can you find our cheeky cherub, trip-trap bridge and curly wurly tree?

Grandma helping two grandchildren in the stream

Explore our natural play area 

Enjoy splashing in the stream or crawl, jump and scramble around our natural play area. With natural features and structures made from the wood on our estate, you can let your imagination run wild.

A couple of children completing one of the house quizzes

Uncover the house

There is something for all ages to enjoy in the house, so why not pick up a quiz from the Conservatory before you go in. Whether you want a simple i-spy to keep the little ones busy, or our look and find quiz with some fact finding, we've got your visit covered. ?

Three children enjoying a woodland walk

Discover our estate

Why not extend your visit with a woodland wander or a hill climb. With three waymarked walks, from 1 to 5 miles, the estate is brimming with wildlife and plenty to see. Download an Ightham Mote seasonal activity pack for lots of ideas of how to make the most of your walk while having fun.