Immerse yourself in a Tudor Christmas at Ightham Mote, with music, lights and scents, inspired by the history of the property.
Explore the rich history of our 700-year-old moated manor house. With a roaring fire, traditional carols in our courtyard and crafting workshops, there’s plenty for the whole family to discover and enjoy.
Marvel at our stunning hand-painted Tudor Chapel, fully adorned with the sights, scents and sounds of a festive Tudor mass for the first time in 500 years.
Imaginations will run free as your little one's rummage through our dressing up box and transport themselves back to a time of Kings, Queens, Knights and Ladies. Whatever they decide to be it’ll be sure to be a great opportunity to capture that perfect Tudor Christmas snapshot.
Lose yourself in the music of the past with our wonderful wandering musicians who will regale you with festive tales of Tudor England, set to the sounds of Tudor Court Music in our historic courtyard.
Get well and truly into the festive spirit and join us in enjoying the beautiful voices of so many fantastic local groups and choirs, who will be performing traditional carols in our courtyard all throughout the festive season.
Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.Check admission prices
- What to bring and wear
Please dress for potentially cold weather.
The garden is steep in places with steps and gravel, cobbles and grass pathways - please speak to staff on arrival for the best route for your needs. Disabled parking is available near visitor reception but there is some gravel in areas of the car park. Pushchairs are permitted in all areas of the garden, but please take care. Take care, there are many open water areas around the garden.