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

Killerton parkrun

Sat 17 Nov 2018
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.

Christmas at Killerton : The Snow Queen

Sat 24 Nov 2018
See sparkling displays in the mansion inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen. Enjoy our family trail through the garden and at twilight see the garden illuminations come to life.

Christmas wreath making

Sat 01 Dec 2018
Learn the festive art of wreath making with Sarah Pepper using foliage from the Killerton estate.

Father Christmas at Killerton

Sat 01 Dec 2018
Meet Father Christmas dressed in his traditional Victorian green.

Christmas lunch at Killerton Kitchen

Sat 01 Dec 2018
Enjoy a home-cooked Christmas lunch in the restaurant with dishes showcasing local, award winning food.

Harp concert

Thu 06 Dec 2018
Enjoy an evening of beautiful music from harpist Elizabeth-Jane Baldry in Killerton's music room.