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  • Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member
  • Historic Houses Association Member
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Historical Event, from 2 May 2020, £11.95-£15.85

HISTORIC HOUSES ASSOCIATION NTAA MEMBER

May Day Celebrations

May Day Celebrations

Watching May Day plays.

Address

Long Melford,
Sudbury,
Suffolk,
CO10 9BA

Details

May Day Celebrations

Don't just visit — be part of it!

Come to the village green and celebrate the coming of the Spring!

May Day was always the most popular festival of the year - time to welcome in the better weather and celebrate. Step back into history and join in with the event as our living historians choose a may queen and raise the may tree. Join in with garlanding, processions and dancing and watch traditional plays, all accompanied by authentic, live music - it all happens right in front of you!

The House will be open with the downstairs rooms brought to life with cooks in the kitchen and gentry in the great hall. The Moat House will be full with workers baking and making and the villagers and crafts will be in the outbuildings.

There are acres of gardens to explore - abundant and alive with spring bulbs and blossom everywhere.

On the farm, see the lambs in the paddocks and meet the miniature shetland ponies and the giant dreadlocked donkey.

Stable Yard Tea Rooms
Outdoor Games Area
Free on-site car parking

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitalityHelicopter landing

Children welcomeDisabled access

Open house & gardens. Re-creations (Tudor, Through the Ages, WWI), musical & family events held throughout the year. Tours & Groups welcome. A stunning venue for weddings, corporate hospitality and team building.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 2 May 2020 11:00 to 17:00
Sun 3 May 2020 11:00 to 17:00

Prices

Children under 5 are free. For further information please visit www.kentwell.co.uk for opening hours and admission prices.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 7 - Sun 8 Mar Lambing at Kentwell Hall
Sat 14 - Sun 15 Mar Lambing at Kentwell Hall
Sat 21 - Sun 22 Mar Lambing at Kentwell Hall
Sun 22 Mar Mothers Day
Sat 28 - Sun 29 Mar Lambing at Kentwell Hall
Fri 10 Apr Easter at Kentwell

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TL 863479  Lat: 52.09844 Long: 0.71892

Kentwell Hall is situated just outside the village of Long Melford on the A134.

Kentwell Hall is just under an hour from Cambridge (A14), one hour 45 minutes from London, 20 minutes from Bury St Edmunds (A134) and 7 minutes Sudbury.

London Stansted Airport is 45 minutes away and Harwich International Ferry Terminal is approx 1 hour's drive.

The nearest train station is Sudbury, Suffolk.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Open house & gardens. Re-creations (Tudor, Through the Ages, WWI), musical & family events held throughout the year. Tours & Groups welcome. A stunning venue for weddings, corporate hospitality and team building.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (ie without steps)

Dining

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 4
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit