31 May

70 Years from V.E. Day

On Sunday 31st May, at 11.45am at Kiplin Hall, World War II re-enactors will raise the flag to celebrate Victory in Europe day - 8 May 1945.

Following this, in the grounds observe RAF and Naval displays on the ground, a Battle of Britain operations room display and talks; parachute mine demonstration; butterfly bomb disposal, grenade throwing and more.

During the afternoon in the gardens see how people held street parties despite rationing and in the Library hear music from the era sung by Malcolm and Carole Brown. Also fun for children with the Land Girls’s Hunt for Rats hidden around the house.

In the Hall during the afternoon, Brian Forbes, who gave a most moving performance last year in Home for Tea, presents War’s End. In his interpretation, of what V.E. Day meant to different people, Brian will present the stories of different characters, reflecting personal views from the perspective of where they were when the armistice was declared and the effect that the end of the war had on their lives. You may meet Brian as Sir Edward, giving a Message to the Nation; or Bob with some Sobering Thoughts and Private Tom Dixon reflecting on the Western Front.

Visitors are encouraged to dress up for the day and to take part in some of the activities until the event closes at 5pm, when the re-enactors lower the flag.

Included in admission to the Hall - Adult £8.30, Concession £7.30, Child £4.30, Family £24.50, or for grounds only activities Adult £5.30, Concession £4.30, Child £2.30, Family £14.50                           

Children must be accompanied by an adult

7 Jun

Plant, Book, Craft and Food Fair

Held by the Friends of Kiplin Hall on Sunday 7 June, between 1 and 5pm.

 This annual event is held in the Parkland in front of the Hall, and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever with more stalls and a greater variety.

 For the first time there are food stalls including Kitson’s Pies of Northallerton, a fudge stall and a Scotch egg vendor. Our four-legged friends are also catered for with a Treats for Dogs stall.

 Local nurseries and garden centres have stalls at the fair and other garden centres and Friends of Kiplin Hall are kindly donating plants for sale.

Second-hand book stalls have thousands of books on sale and there will be a number of craft stalls selling a wide variety of goods.

 All funds raised from the Plant, Book and Craft Fair go towards the ongoing programme of conservation of paintings and furniture in the Hall, and the restoration of the gardens.

Adult £1.50, Child free

Normal admisison prices apply to the Gardens and Tea Room, which is open from 10am, and to the Hall, which is open from 2pm. All close at 5pm.

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Fundraising event for the Friends of Kiplin Hall

19 Jun

Pride and Prejudice

The Pantaloons present Jane Austen's much admired novel

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen's witty and romantic masterpiece is one of the best-loved stories of all time, dealing with the most important questions in life... Will Mrs Bennett manage to offload her numerous daughters in record time? Will Lizzy and Darcy actually get together? Will creepy Mr Collins just go away please? The literary classic gets the full Pantaloons treatment in this beautifully hilarious and delightfully innovative new adaptation.

Performed in the beautiful setting of Kiplin Hall's grounds

Gates open for picnics at 6pm, performance commences 7.30pm

Tickets Adults £12.50, Children £8

Warm drinks, cakes and bakes for sale in the interval


Children must be accompanied by an adult

12 Jul

Scottish Dancing

Sunday 12 July, 2 - 5pm

Join in with, Northallerton Caledonian Society  for an afternoon of Scottish dancing in the gardens.

Admission: Included in admission to the Gardens and Grounds or Hall, Gardens and Grounds - adult £5.30, concession £4.30, child £2.30, family (2+3) £14.50

28 Jul

Poetry and Song from the First World War

Students from Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Maryland perform Poetry and Song from the First World War World War I

Before the perfromance, visual Arts students - creative writers, vocalists and instrumentalists - will partake in research and discussion forums in order to gain knowledge on England's involvement during World War I as an Allied Power, famous British poets during WWI, such as Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Herbert Read, and Wildfred Gibson, as well as Kiplin Hall's involvement during WWI under the owner of Bridget Talbot.

Writers, vocalists and instrumentalists will then create original pieces of writing and music, taking inspiration from the poets they have researched, in order to create new poetry encompassing the hardships, history, and lifestyle during WWI. These will be performed on 28 and 29 July in Kiplin Hall.

Included in admission to the Hall.

Children must be accompanied by an adult

4 Aug

Plein Air Exhibition

This exhibition shows work done by students from Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Maryland.

During their stay at Kiplin Hall, the students will be painting views of the Hall and grounds, which they will exhibit in the Hall's Long Gallery on 4 and 5 August. 

Included in admission to the Hall.

Children must be accompanied by an adult