Visit the Amazing Maize at Penshurst Place

PUBLISHED: 11:13 26 July 2012 | UPDATED: 21:39 20 February 2013

Visit the Amazing Maize at Penshurst Place

Visit the Amazing Maize at Penshurst Place

Kent jewel Penshurst Place provides a wealth of fascinating days out for the whole family this summer

Visit the Amazing Maize at Penshurst Place


NEW FOR 2012 SCHOOL SUMMER HOLIDAYS!


For the first time, Penshurst Place will have a maize maze attraction for their visitors to enjoy over the school summer holidays this year. Get lost in a field of maize - hours of eco-fun for the family!


This amazing maize maze entertainment, designed for us by Mazescape, will be open at Penshurst Place during the school summer holidays from 21 July to mid September (depending on the weather conditions contact us in advance of your visit to check opening times).


The maze will be free to visit for full paying garden ticket holders and Penshurst Place season ticket holders. For voucher and other ticket and card holders there will be a small additional charge of 2 per adult, 1 per child per visit.


BACK TO 1950S: STORYTELLING AND CRAFT ACTIVITIES


Sundays from 26th July to Bank Holiday Monday 27 August


Following on from the Jubilee celebrations this year, join us for our vintage style Sundays. Meet Fanny, Johnnie and Marjorie again, this time for tea and gossip; then Hoopla, bowling for the pig and rekindle the early days of rock and roll! Interactive storytelling for all the family from Aardvark Productions from 2pm 4pm.


Craft activities from 12 noon 4pm.


For full up-to-date details about the maize maze www.penshurstplace.com/maizemaze


For further details about what a Maize Maze is visit: http://www.maize-maze.com/


Our whats on guide is at: www.penshurstplace.com/whatson


PENSHURST PLACE & GARDENS


Set in the beautiful Weald of Kent, Penshurst Place and the Estate have stood on the banks of the river Medway since the 14th century, when the awe-inspiring medieval Barons Hall was built as a country retreat for the Lord Mayor of London, Sir John de Pulteney. The property was owned by many Dukes and Nobles with Royal blood in their veins, until King Henry VIII forfeited it from the previous owner, the Duke of Buckingham in 1521. It was then used by Henry and his friends as a hunting lodge.


In 1552 the property was gifted by Edward VI to a member of the noble courtier family, the Sidneys, in whose familys hands it has been ever since and is currently owned by Philip Sidney, 2nd Viscount De LIsle MBE, Her Majestys Lord Lieutenant of Kent.


Used as a location for many a large film and small screen productions, Penshurst Place has a unique place in history with literary connections from Sir Philip Sidney, Ben Jonson to Elizabeth Barrett Browning.


It most recently featured in BBC2s screening of Shakespeare's Henry V, part of The Hollow Crown, with scenes shot of the exterior doubling as the Palace of Westminster and inside shots of the Baron's Hall representing the French Court.


The historic gardens are as old as the house, with records dating back to 1346. These enchanting formal gardens were laid out in Elizabethan times and have remained remarkably true to their early design.


Over a mile of yew hedging separates this 11 acre walled garden into a series of self-contained rooms. Each garden offers an abundance of variety in form, foliage and bloom, which ensures a continuous display from Spring to Autumn. The Herbaceous Borders have recently been redesigned.

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