Kidbrooke Mansion, built in 1735, stands majestically in 60 acres of landscaped parkland adjoining the Ashdown Forest. Constructed from local sandstone in the Palladian style, the Mansion is a Grade II Listed Building which has been home to many great families over the centuries. Many renowned names have been associated with Kidbrooke over the years, including Lord Abergavenney, Charles Abbot, Humphry Repton, the Freshfield and Hambro families - each adding to the richness of Kidbrooke Park.
The extensive grounds were landscaped by renowned Landscape Architect Humphry Repton and incorporate sweeping vistas, an outdoor theatre, a folly, walled garden and majestic trees.
Once a hunting ground for royalty, Kidbrooke was the setting for a memorable Pageant in 1929 attended by the late Queen Mother (then Duchess of York). This featured the author A A Milne and his much-loved characters from Winnie the Pooh whose home was in the Ashdown Forest.
Today Kidbrooke is home to Michael Hall School, the oldest and largest Steiner Waldorf School in the UK and one of over 875 worldwide. The holistic nature of this education is visible through the local community and estate.
There are a variety of spaces to hire for a wide range of purposes including conferences, weddings, sporting activities and other functions. However, availability does depend on the school timetable. Catering can also be organised through our preferred contract caterers.
Facilities for hire:
There are a variety of spaces to hire for a wide range of purposes including conferences, weddings, sporting activities and other functions. However, availability does depend on the school timetable. Catering can also be organised through our preferred contract caterers. Please see over for more details.
A number of rooms on the ground floor of the Mansion are available, including: Reception Hall (The Great Hall), The Long Room, The Round Room, The Terrace Room and The Oak Panelled Room. Perfect for weddings, conferences, parties, film shoots and memorials.
The theatre seats up to 450 and is supported by the brand new link building offering green rooms including Dressing Rooms and Set & Prop store.
Our showcase Gym can accommodate: Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Climbing and much, much more.
Studio 2 (Dick Chester)
Our multi-purpose studio seats up to 80 for seminars, musical and other performances.
As well as using the grounds throughout the year, the summer months are a particularly great time to hire the facilities for: Concerts, Film locations, Photography shoots and more.
If you are interested in finding out more about the spaces available to hire please contact our lettings co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone us on 01342 822275.