What's in store for 2018?

See the spring flowers burst into life at Killerton, Devon

The New Year will see exciting changes at Killerton including a brand new visitor experience in the house including the fashion exhibition, new events and old favourites. Find out more and save the dates in your diary.

Votes for women?

Two Killerton women, Eleanor Acland and Gertrude Acland campaigned on opposite sides of the movement for women's suffrage. Step inside the house to hear their stories and find out more about the campaign for equal voting rights. Part of the National Trust's Women and Power programme for 2018.

Opens Saturday 10 February.

Potratis of Gertrude and Eleanor Acland.

Votes for women?

Two Killerton women campaigned on opposite sides of the debate for women's votes. Discover their stories and find out more about the campaign for women's suffrage. Part of the Women and Power programme.

Lady Londonderry

Celebrating the anniversary of female suffrage 

1918 marks the Representation of the People Act, which granted some women the right to vote in British parliamentary elections for the first time. We are commemorating this anniversary by telling stories from our places, many of which have been overlooked before now.

Hoping to be more active in the New Year?

Killerton will see the return of Relish Running's half marathon, 10km and 5km races in September, as well as the Killerton Duathlon in June. You can practice for both events at the weekly parkrun - a free timed run every Saturday at 9am. 

parkrun at Killerton in autumn and winter

Killerton parkrun

Get your running shoes and bring your friends and family for a fun 5km run every week.

Get closer to nature this year

There is a new programme of bat walks at Killerton and Ashclyst, including joining bat experts to check nesting boxes, letting you see the furry fliers close up in the daylight. 

We've teamed up with Wild and Curious Foraging to put on three seasonal wild food walks at Killerton in March, July and October. To find out more and book please visit www.wildandcurious.org.uk 

If you'd like to explore the wildlife and history of the estate then don't miss the parkland guided walks from March to October.

Visitors enjoying a guided walk from volunteer parkland guides at Killerton

Guided walks around the parkland

Join our knowledgeable parkland guides on a walk to find out more about the landscape, history and wildlife of the historic parkland.

Old favourites

Keep an eye on our event listings webpage and social media for more information about the spring flower trail, Easter trails, Classic Car Day, summer holiday fun, and apple season including the Apple Festival in October.

Upcoming events

Seeing the wood and the trees

Mon 18 Feb 2019
11:00-16:00
Killerton is celebrating 100 years of the Forestry Commission, telling the story of Francis Acland and his crucial role in its formation in 1919 and how we are looking after forests now for the future.

February half term flower trail

Mon 18 Feb 2019
11:00-16:00
Winter is coming to an end and the flowers are starting to bloom, how many will you spot at Killerton.

Tree of life

Mon 18 Feb 2019
11:00-17:00
Explore our link with nature through this fashion exhibition which delves into the use of plants in clothing worn through history.

Killerton parkrun

Sat 23 Feb 2019
09:00-10:00
Join our free friendly 5K family run every Saturday of the year, 9am start. It's not a race but a timed run along the same off-road course each week marshalled by volunteers. Supervised children and dogs on leads are welcome to join in too.

Memory snowdrop weekend

Sat 02 Mar 2019
11:00-16:00
Plant a lasting memory for someone special.

Guided parkland walks

Tue 02 Apr 2019
11:15-13:15
Join a guided walk around the historic parkland and discover stories it holds.