Public Events Diary

Due to the dynamic nature of event organising at Poltimore House please check for updates and additional events.

Admission Fees (unless otherwise stated) 

Admission Prices
Adults Child U16 Friends
Gift Aid Admission*
Grounds only £1.75 FREE FREE
House and Grounds £3.00 FREE FREE
Standard Admission
Grounds only £1.50 FREE FREE
House and Grounds £2.50 FREE FREE

Allocated Blue Badge Parking to the front of the house

Wheelchair access to the house and cafe. Grounds access dependent on the weather

Adapted toilet to rear of cafe with wheelchair access

2018 Events and Open Days

We are unable to open on a regular basis so ALL our Public Open Days/Events are listed below.

Please contact us on if you would like to make a special arrangement


‘Wild about Wool’ (& other fibres)

Wild about wool logo

Saturday 8th September

Poltimore House is going to go WOOL mad, literally. Come and enjoy all that is wool with displays, old knitting machine demonstrations, felt making, weaving and spinning demonstrations. Stalls to buy materials or finished products. Information for stall holders and anyone who would like to make a contribution or join in the yarn bombing can be found on the Wild about wool information page more details

10am – 4pm

Entrance: £3.00 children free.

Heritage Open Day

Sunday 16th September

We are taking part in the National Heritage Open Days event. Come along and enjoy FREE entrance to the House and Grounds.

The Chapel will be open for refreshments and light lunches for the duration.

Tudor dancers will be performing in the house during the day.

11am – 4pm

Entrance: FREE

Mad about Motorcycles Charity Show

Saturday 22nd  – Sunday 23rd September

Rob Blinkhorn set up the Madaboutmotorcycles magazine, in 2007, after he was left unable to work following a head injury sustained in a hit and run whilst riding his Suzuki GS550. With a passion for all things ‘bike’ he hosted a show at Poltimore in 2017 and this year he is back with more bikes, stalls, live music, food and much much more.

All profits go to charity.

10am – 5pm

Entrance: Cars or Non-Motorcycle £5, Solo Motorcycle £3.00, Pillion £5.

Richard Digance Evening

Saturday 6th October

With a BAFTA Nomination as TV Entertainer Of the Year and Gold Award recipient from the British Academy of Composers, he turned his back on show biz for his first love of music and live performance. He composed the audio book music for Bill Bryson’s best seller ‘The Road to Little Dribbling’. His Animal Alphabet poems, serialised by the BBC, are used as English Teaching Aids, in 14 countries from the USA to Swaziland, his guitar instrumentals are used on numerous TV productions. He supported Robin Williams at The Londong Palladium, and supported Steve Martin in the USA. On TV he played guitar with Queen’s Brian May, Status Quo and The Moody Blues. Yes, after 50 years he is still doing what he loves.

8pm performance (Doors 7pm)

Entrance: £15 (Booking essential). Online Booking via website/Call or email us.

Craft Workshops

Saturday 13th October

Come along to one of our workshops and learn a new skill in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. No experience needed. Choose one or more of our workshops, at various times during the day, from weaving, crochet, tapestry or jewellery making.

More details will be published nearer the date.

If you are interested in running a workshop at Poltimore please contact

10am – 4pm

Tickets: £15 per workshop (Booking Essential). Online Booking via website/Call or email us.

Halloween House!

Saturday 27th October

Trick or treat! Knock at the doors of Poltimore House, if you dare, and meet the ghosts that have been awaiting you on All Hallows Eve.

Areas suitable for children and scary areas for the braver amongst you!

5.30 pm – 9.00pm

Entrance: £2 adult £1 Chilll-dren

Talk and Tour

Saturday 3rd November

An opportunity to take an in depth look at the house and its history. After a relaxed talk in the Chapel you will then follow the guide around the House for a detailed tour. Tea and cake included

1pm – 3.30pm

Tickets: £7 (booking essential) Online – Phone or email to arrange entry on the door.

Christmas Fair

Sunday 18th November

Enjoy the festive atmosphere at Poltimore’s Christmas Fair with a range of lovely gifts to buy for family and friends. The House will be decorated, Father Christmas will be in his Grotto and music will be playing to help get you in the mood for Christmas. Sit and relax during your shopping and enjoy a light lunch or just some mulled wine/punch and a mince pie.

10am – 3pm

Entrance: £1.50