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'Big Top, Big Fun' Summer of Play (27 July–1 September)

Roll up, roll up! Welcome to Scotney's Big Top Big Summer of Play.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Get ready for fun family days out this summer with great Big Top-themed games and activities which are included in your entry. Little ones and big ones alike can test their stilt-walking skills, try their hand at juggling, plate-spinning and diablo, conquer the ring of fire and balance your way safely across the tight rope. Whatever the ages there'll be lots of activities to enjoy.

(Do remember the Scotney car park is small so, to avoid disappointment and guarantee entry on your chosen day and time, please reserve your parking in advance.)

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Scotney Castle Events

Upcoming events

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Guided Walking Tour: Explore the Scotney Estate 

Join one of our estate guides on a tour around Scotney's woods and parklands to see seasonal flora and fauna and learn about the history of Scotney. This tour is included in your entry to Scotney.

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19 May to 31 Oct 2024
at
11:30 to 13:00
+ 165 other dates or times
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Guided Garden Tours: Herbaceous Borders (21 May-13 June) 

The mainstay of many an English garden, there is something magical about a herbaceous border. Hear how we plan, plant and care for our borders here at Scotney.

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on
21 May to 13 Jun 2024
at
11:00 to 11:45
+ 15 other dates or times
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Discovering Scotney: Guided Garden Tours 

Scotney has one of the best examples of a garden designed along Picturesque principles in the United Kingdom. Join our guided garden tours (free with your entry ticket) to discover what this means.

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on
21 May to 31 Oct 2024
at
11:00 to 11:45
+ 95 other dates or times
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Half-term trail: 'The Scotney Story Book' (25 May-2 June) 

Discover what 10 pairs of underpants, Grandma's false teeth, burnt broccoli, a rubber chicken, a beloved acorn and the complete works of Charles Dickens have in common this half-term at Scotney Castle ...

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on
25 May to 2 Jun 2024
at
10:00 to 17:00
+ 8 other dates or times