All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Outdoor Fun

Knole National Trust

Knole, Knole House, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RP
01732 462100
Average time spent - 3 hours
Featured image for Knole National Trust

Things to do at Knole review

Knole Park is arguably the jewel in Sevenoaks crown. Accessible from various points including what is known by locals as “the hole in the wall” along Seal Hollow Road the main entrance is at the top of the high street.

It is hugely popular and you will often find the car park has been closed so it is worth checking their social media before you set off. You can park in Sevenoaks itself (I recommend Suffolk Way or Buckhurst car parks as they are cheaper) and walk or get a hopper bus in. Knole Park itself is free to enter, you can just walk in. National Trust members benefit from free parking or there is a daily fee.

Knole House is set among acres of ancient deer park where the deer roam free – please don’t feed them! Although there is no playground, kids love exploring all the woods have to offer and climbing the trees. Particular note is the dome of the old ice house which is hidden in the trees to the right of the car park as you are looking at the house. 

As well as Knole House that you can explore and take in the 400 year history there is also the Orangery where there are often exhibitions – most recently they had The Tiger Who Came to Tea which was fabulous! A trip up the Gatehouse Tower will give fabulous views over the park and further afield. It is very steep though and single file – not one for those who don’t like heights.

I would recommend walking all the way round the house (you have to cross the golf club – just be careful of flying balls!) to take in the different aspects of both the house and park. You can peer through the gates at the garden that is only open to the public on selected days through the year.

Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places still require you to pre-book online in advance.

FAQ and Further Information Knole National Trust

Is there food and drink available?

The Brewhouse cafe is as you have come to expect from National Trust cafes, selling an assortment of hot and cold food and drink. There is also a smaller shop next door selling items to take away, drinks, ice creams and so on.

What are the main things to do?

Ancient deer park, woods, ice house, a house that you can explore, gatehouse tower and exhibitions. There are toilets, a shop and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*Mid-range. Free for National Trust members
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *The grounds are free but to visit the whole property it costs £15.50 for a standard adult ticket and £7.75 for a child. Under 5’s are free. You can purchase cheaper tickets depending on the time of year and what you want to do.

Is there parking?

There is parking, non member will have to pay to park.

When are they open?

Knole is open for most of the year although not everything is open all year round. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.

Dog friendly?

Only assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?

Guest post by Erica, writer at 

Knole National Trust
Knole National Trust
Knole National Trust
Knole National Trust

*This post contains affiliate links

Find a great family-friendy hotel to stay at nearby

Join in the conversation of find a great day out near you, join us on Facebook and Instagram 

Top attractions in Kent

  • Planet Ice Gillingham
    All Ages Indoor Indoor Fun Sports

    Planet Ice Gillingham

    Planet Ice Gillingham, Gillingham Business Park, Ambley Rd, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 0PU

  • Capstone Farm Country Park
    All Ages Outdoor Free Great Outdoors

    Capstone Farm Country Park

    Capstone Farm Country Park, Capstone Rd, Chatham, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 3JG

  • Port Lympne Reserve
    All Ages Outdoor Animals Outdoor Fun

    Port Lympne Reserve

    Port Lympne Reserve, Aldington Rd, Lympne, Hythe, Kent, CT21 4LR

  • Gravity Trampoline Parks Maidstone
    All Ages Indoor Indoor Fun Indoor Play Centres

    Gravity Trampoline Parks Maidstone

    Gravity Trampoline Parks Maidstone, Lockmeadow Entertainment Centre, Barker rd, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8SF

  • Gravity Active Entertainment Dartford
    All Ages Indoor Indoor Fun Indoor Play Centres

    Gravity Active Entertainment Dartford

    Gravity Active Entertainment Dartford, Bluewater Pkwy, Dartford, Greenhithe, Kent, DA9 9ST

  • Scotney Castle
    All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Historical Outdoor Fun

    Scotney Castle

    Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst, Tunbrige Wells, Kent, TN3 8JN