8 Apr

Easter Eggsplorers

Saturday - Wednesday, 8 - 26 April, 10am - 5pm

FREE with admission to the Hall and Gardens - activities for children.

Easter Eggsplorers in the woods at Kiplin HallA strange new creature has been seen in the Kiplin Woods! Using our 'Eggsplorer' packs, search the woods for clues to help us track it down. Best solution wins a great, big egg and there are lots of little eggs for runners-up.

Open Saturday - Wednesday, Gardens and Tea Room from 10am, Hall from 11am.


 Plus on Easter Sunday, North Yorkshire Vintage Machinery Society show items from their collections.


Children must be accompanied by an adult

27 Apr

Photography for Beginners: Introduction to Photography


Photography for Beginners at Kiplin HallSo you’ve got a nice camera and you’re wondering how to use it? Then this is the course for you, where you will be guided gently through the important technical fundamentals of your camera: your camera is a tool, and in order to use it effectively, you need to know how it works.

Unlike many photography tutorials, this course is less about taking photographs, and more about the camera: how it works, and how to use it. A simple introduction to the elements of exposure and how to control it will be given, which will give you the knowledge you need to take the photographs YOU want to take, whatever they might be. 

Photography for Beginners at Kiplin Hall

 You will spend some time enjoying a cup of tea or coffee in Kiplin hall while learning the necessary knowledge to use your camera effectively, and then we will head out into the grounds to put it into practice, where you will be given individual advice and feedback to help you take the photographs you want to take.

Photography for Beginners at Kiplin HallIt doesn’t matter what camera you have, though a camera with the ability to change at least some settings manually is preferable. All you need to bring is a camera: no other equipment is required. However, please bring warm clothing as it will be cold outside!

£45 per person. Maximum 12.

Thursday 27 April, 10am - 3pm at Kiplin Hall

Booking essential

17 Jun

Flower Festival


Spring Flower Festival at Kiplin HallNew This Year! Kiplin Hall's First Flower Festival

Saturday 17th - Wednesday 21st June  11am - 5pm

FREE with admission to the Hall and Gardens

A 5-day celebration of the garden, with flowers and garden themes throughout the Hall.

Volunteers and local craft clubs bring summer into the Hall with beautiful displays and exhibitions.

Craft fair in the gardens.

Groups, please telephone Rosie on 01748 818178 to book your places. 

8 Jul

Hog Roast

The Friends of Kiplin Hall are holding a traditional hog roast.

A fun evening event with music and licensed bar.  


Tickets £12 adults, £8 under 16's.

Gates open 6.00pm, food served from 7.00pm

Booking essential

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Fundraising event for the Friends of Kiplin Hall

9 Jul

Scottish Dancing

Members of Northallerton Caledonian Society dance in the gardens 2.00pm - 5.00pm.

FREE with admission to the grounds! 

16 Jul

George Frederic Watts

G.F. Watts, Victorian Artist, and the Kiplin Connection

Amongst the friends and supporters of G.F. Watts were the beautiful Ladies Pembroke, Brownlow and Lothian, sisters of Walter Cecil Talbot, owner of Kiplin Hall from 1868 - 1904. The three sisters were painted by Watts on several occasions and fine portraits of Constance, Marchioness of Lothian of Blickling Hall; Gertrude, Countess of Pembroke of Wilton House; and Adelaide, Countess Brownlow of Belton House and Ashridge Park, hang in the Drawing Room at Kiplin Hall, drawing much admiration from visitors.

 Also on display at Kiplin is a portrait by Watts of Harry Cust, Earl Brownlow’s cousin, and Victorian prints of Love and Life and Love and Death and a sketch of Love Triumphant, which was sent by Watts to Gertrude, Lady Pembroke, following the death of her husband in 1895, is held within the collection.

 In the year of the 200th anniversary of this famous Victorian artist, Brian Forbes, as George Frederic Watts, brings to life the stories behind these portraits and prints that hang at Kiplin Hall.

GF Watts 200th anniversary of the Victorian artist

 2 - 5pm. FREE with admission to the Hall and Gardens!


(L) Gertrude Talbot, Countess of Pembroke