• What a visit involves

art-hay.jpgA visit to a Kentwell Re-Creation offers your children an opportunity to totally immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and smells of the past.

A typical visit
Schools will arrive down Kentwell's long, lime avenue to a large set of gates. Coaches will park in grass parkland, and the children will disembark, use toilets and eat a snack or lunch, before getting ready to enter the event.

Once groups have entered the event all contact with the 21st Century will cease. As far as the eye can see will be people from history, going about their business on the Manor. And with every child in costume, they will be accepted onto the Manor as visitors. What news might they bring?

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You will not have a guide to escort you, but each activity will be expecting you and when you have finished with them they will direct you where to go next. There will be opportunities to watch and listen, to ask questions, and, in many places, to have a go, but most importantly to get involved with life on the Manor.

You will be inside Tudor England for approximately three and a half hours. There is fresh water available on the way round. Before leaving you will also visit the market or the shop where you can buy visit-appropriate souvenirs.

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