A carnival of light

This autumn, join our spooktacular Halloween shindig, marvel at our illuminated gardens by night – and much more…

A carnival of light

This autumn, join our spooktacular Halloween shindig, marvel at our illuminated gardens by night – and much more…

Also coming up at Dartington…

Our year-round, jam-packed programme of wonderful courses, talks, festivals and events. Browse them all here or take a look at some selected highlights below.

It’s Hot It’s Not

24-27 Oct: This surreal, funny show explores the weather in all its forms – and why we experience it differently, wherever we are.

Half term family fun

Kids film every day, live family theatre, brisk autumn walks and more: keep the kids occupied this half term holiday.

The Art of Rapid Transition

An exciting new series of talks and workshops about change – and making it happen. Starts 22 Oct.

Visiting Dartington

At our 1,200 acre estate, based in South Devon, there’s plenty to explore – from the natural beauty of the grounds, to our visitor attractions and year-round events programme. You can also make a stay of it with our historic hotel or campsite.




Do & see

Before your visit

An old place with a new story

Dartington is not just a beautiful place to visit. It attracts people with big ideas who want to change the world.

⇓ just published

Women supporting women

In what ways can we help each other to succeed, as women? The key is to motivate ourselves to make those new connections with other women we admire, says Daisy Healy of Dartington’s Accelerating Women’s Enterprise (AWE) programme.

Old Postern added to English Heritage’s At Risk Register

Schumacher College’s medieval parsonage, once home to the half-brother of Richard II and also to the celebrated botanist William Keble Martin, is among the latest buildings to be added to annual Heritage at Risk Register.

Diary: Notes from the Walled Kitchen Garden

Regular, rolling updates from the brilliant volunteer team at our beautiful Kitchen Garden! Follow the progress of this beautiful organic garden as zero-food miles produce is grown for our café, The Green Table and our restaurant, The White Hart.

⇓ more stories and features


GYROSCOPE tells the story of how we are reinventing the Dartington Project for the 21st century, and exploring how a place can help people live a more fulfilled life: from the food we eat, to the art that inspires us, to the communities that we’re part of and the impact we have on the world around us.

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👧🧒🍴This #halfterm any families heading up to #DartingtonHall to catch a morning film at #BarnCinema or see wonderfully bonkers children's theatre, It's Hot It's Not, can get a free meal for their little ones in the historic hall of the White Hart... On the menu are tasty tummy fillers such as Toad In The Hole, Cheesy Quesadillas and Fish & Chips, made with the most delicious, locally-sourced ingredients. No need to book - just present your cinema / theatre ticket to qualify!* To browse the full range of family activities and entertainment up over half term at Dartington, head to: www.dartington.org/whats-on/half-term/ *Details - Every adult main course receives a kids meal free (minimum two adults). Available between 12 and 2 pm between 21 and 27 October. ...

Get ready for a carnival of light in the gardens of historic @DartingtonHall this November. For the first time, we are hugely excited to present "Illuminate the Darkness" with the brilliant @pl1events – a unique opportunity to explore our stunning Grade 2* listed, heritage gardens outside Totnes after dark for the first time. Book now and experience the magic of Dartington Hall aglow this Autumn!www.dartington.org/event/illuminate-the-gardens #illuminations #gardensaglow #autumnvibes🍁 #whatsondevon #devon #totnes #dartingtonhall ...

🍂 “I’m so glad to live in a world where there are October’s” wrote Lucy Montgomery in Anne of Green Gables. This autumn light really can take one’s breath away. Come for a woodland walk up at Dartington and prepare for your soul to be well and truly nourished! 🍂 #devonwalks #woodland #autumnvibes🍁 #totnes #dartington ...

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