New for 2019 is the chance to see history come to life as Henry VIII’s six wives descend on Penshurst Place & Gardens for Mother’s Day on 31st March. The period costume group from Tudor Legacies will perform its ‘Six Wives’ presentation in the Baron’s Hall, as well as wander the house and grounds in character to talk with visitors.
While mum strolls around the Grade I listed gardens to enjoy the spring flowers and blossom coming to life throughout the grounds, youngsters will be able to make a pop-up loving card to present to their special someone and let-off steam in the large adventure playground or natural play areas along the Woodland Walk.
To complete a perfect family day out a special Mother’s Day menu will be available in The Garden Restaurant on a first come first served basis.
Mother’s Day Weekend
30th March 10:30 – 6pm, Crafts: 11am – 4pm
31st March 10:30 – 6pm, Crafts: 11am – 4pm, Sunday lunch: 12:00 – 3pm, Performances: 12:30pm & 3pm
On Mothering Sunday, the 31st March, is the chance to see history come to life as Henry VIII and his six wives descend on Penshurst Place & Gardens. The period costume group from Tudor Legacies will perform its ‘Six Wives’ presentation in the Baron’s Hall, as well as wander the house and grounds in character meeting visitors.
During the thirty-minute performance, each of King Henry VIII’s six Queens will describe her own experience of being married to the regent, giving the audience a special insight into her life including where she was from, how she met the King, how they came to be married and what her final fate was!
In the Craft Barn over the weekend younger visitors can create a ‘pop-up’ loving card and maybe a special craft or two ready to present to Mum. On Sunday, in The Garden Restaurant, a roast lunch menu will be on offer - the perfect treat before or after enjoying the seasonal floral springing up in the 11 acres of formal gardens.
Penshurst Place & Gardens will be open daily from 30th March – 27th October. Most events are included in the standard admission price unless otherwise stated. For further information about what’s on and to buy tickets, visit www.penshurstplace.com/whats-on
Image credit: Alun Rees and Paul Crane