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Family activities at Smallhythe Place

A family enjoying the daffodils
A family enjoying the daffodils | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Discover what's on offer for families throughout our open season.

Easter Egg Hunts (24 March - 1 April)
Join us for an Easter trail inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream! £3 per trail. Please note we are closed Mondays & Tuesdays (except Monday 1 April).Find out more here
Meet the Archaeologists (May - September)
Bring along your budding archaeologists to meet members of our archaeology team every other Sunday from May.Find out more here
Festival of Archaeology: 'Smallfest' (Sat 13 & Sun 14 July)
Join us for a celebration of archaeology at Smallhythe Place as part of the nationwide Festival of Archaeology!Find out more here
Take centre stage
Dress up in costume and act like the great Divas of old under the cow byre.
Summer sports
In the summer months, why try your hand at badminton on the tennis lawn or a game of croquet?
Traditional Kentish house and barns reflected in pond in foreground beneath blue skies

Discover more at Smallhythe Place

Find out when Smallhythe Place is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

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The house and garden at Smallhythe Place showing flowers in bloom in June

The garden at Smallhythe Place 

Discover this charming cottage garden surrounding the house, with borders packed full of flowers, an orchard underplanted with bulbs and roses tumbling over the front of the house.

A volunteer cleans a bookshelf in the house at Tyntesfield in North Somerset

Volunteer opportunities at Smallhythe Place 

Join the volunteer team at Smallhythe Place working to preserve and share the story of actor Ellen Terry’s historic home.