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Ightham Mote

Outstanding 14th-century moated manor house, gardens and estate

Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0NT

Blue sky over the half-timbered west front of Ightham Mote, a moat in the foreground

Important notice

The House is closed until 1 March, but the Gardens, Café, Shop and Estate are open as usual. Booking is not required.

Planning your visit

Easter trail at Ightham Mote

Easter Egg Hunt at Ightham Mote 

Follow our Easter rabbits around the garden and complete ten challenges to win an Easter treat. The trail takes place between Saturday 23 March and Sunday 14 April 2024, from 10.00 to 17.00, with last entry at 16.30, so come along and explore the beautiful gardens of Ightham Mote. Prices are £3 per trail which includes an Easter trail sheet, bunny ears and dairy or vegan and Free From* chocolate egg. *Suitable for people with milk, egg, gluten, peanut and tree nut allergies.

Planting Tibetan Cherry Trees at Burley Park (Not NT), Leeds

Tree Planting Days 

Lend a few minutes or a few hours as part of our ‘Plant a Tree’ scheme, where we will be planting a mix of native trees and saplings for the conservation of wildlife habitat, hedges and shelter belts within and around our new car park. This event is free, donations towards this planting project are always welcome

Walking in the gardens Ightham Mote

Visiting Ightham Mote with the family 

With walks, trails, a natural play area and acres of nature there is plenty to keep the family occupied on a visit to Ightham Mote. Read on to find out how to get the best out of your visit.

A volunteer talking to children outside Ightham Mote, Kent

Volunteer opportunities at Ightham Mote 

Find out more about volunteering at Ightham Mote and how you can play your part in looking after 700 years’ worth of history and bringing its stories to life.

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Visiting Ightham Mote with your dog 

Ightham Mote is a one pawprint rated place. With so much space to explore your four-legged friend won’t be bored on a day out at Ightham Mote. Find out where they can go and what facilities are available on your visit.

Group of visitors listening to Garden Tour guide outside Ightham Mote Kent

Group and education visits to Ightham Mote 

Find out more about booking your group or school for a visit to Ightham Mote and the information you need to help you plan your trip.

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