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September 2017

The Bolton Bridgeman Connection

September 6 - 28

For nearly four hundred years the Bridgeman family (latterly the Earls of Bradford) played a notable role in the development of the Lancashire town of Bolton. During this time Bolton grew from being a small town to become – by virtue of its manufacture of textiles – a key player in the industrial revolution. In time, mining and engineering companies also came to the fore – as well as the aerospace and IT sectors, mainstays now of the local economy.…

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A Moment in Time

September 30 - October 26

The exhibitors are colleagues who meet as Friends, Associates & Members of the RBSA, BWS and BAC, taking part in open and prize exhibitions throughout the Country, and a group of us have joined together to exhibit at Weston Park. The Granary Art Gallery welcomes this miscellany of artists who have come together to create a varied and vibrant selection of work. An exciting variety of water based media, and also printing and sculpture will be exhibited.

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October 2017

Wedding Open Day

October 1

Discover the endless possibilities Weston Park has to create your perfect wedding during our wedding open day this autumn. Make our House your home for a special wedding party that you and your guests will remember forever. Visualise how your day could be. Take a look inside the beautiful glazed Victorian Orangery, jaw-dropping Dining Room, sophisticated Library and some of our luxurious 28 bedrooms, all set in the historic House. You will be met by our dedicated team of experienced…

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International Autumn Horse Trials

October 7 - 8

The International Autumn Horse Trials is run over two days for the National Junior Championships, National under 21 Championships CC1* and CCII* classes which consist of dressage, cross country and show jumping. For further information please visit: http://www.westonht.co.uk/ Admission: Adults £10, children under 12 go free

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“Halloween Horrors”

October 24 - 28

Join us for spooky half term fun at Weston Park! Kids can get creative with creepy crafts for all ages, and carve their very own peculiar pumpkins to take home. Down in the woods you’re sure of a big surprise! Go exploring and follow our Halloween trail through the branches of Temple Wood, and let off some steam on our much loved Woodland Adventure Playground. The Miniature Railway will be also be running, taking riders around the beautiful autumnal woodland.…

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Joss Cole – There is Another Sky

October 28 - November 30

Joss Cole is a painter and artist who lives in Yorkshire and works with Acme Studios Deptford, London. He holds a first class degree in Fine Art from the University of Loughborough and he completed an MA in Fine Art at UAL Wimbledon College of Art. Cole’s paintings are based on a conceptual link between poetry, visual art and life. For the works at The Granary Art Gallery, he is drawing on what Emily Dickinson calls a, ‘brighter garden’, with…

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Autumn Walk

October 29

Our Education department provides a year round programme of walks in the parkland, woodlands, gardens and pleasure grounds. View the stunning autumnal colours in vivid showers of reds, ambers and golds across the Parkland. Head Gardener Martin Gee will lead the Autumn Walk through the Park and will talk about the wide variety of tree species on the estate, explore sites of historic interest and areas not normally accessible to the visiting public. After walking up an appetite why not enjoy Sunday…

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Afternoon Tea – Behind the Scenes

October 29

Combine a fascinating Behind the Scenes Tour with a delicious afternoon tea, served in the Victorian Orangery on selected Sunday’s this summer. Step beyond the ropes and see more of the House including areas that are not normally open to visitors.  Venture upstairs, peek into some of the stunning bedrooms, take a look into the Boudoir and delve deep into the rich history of the House, the family that once lived there and how it is used today. Following the…

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November 2017

Autumn Flavours Dine & Stay

November 4

Savour the warm and comforting flavours of Autumn with our food lovers dine and stay weekend. Arriving from 2pm on Saturday 4th November, guests will be able to make themselves at home in one of the beautifully furnished bedrooms and explore the estate, then enjoy tea and cakes around the Library fire. Following a champagne reception in the Marble Halls, a 5-course tasting menu crafted by our team of Chefs featuring autumnal produce at its most delicious will be served…

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Bonfire & Fireworks

November 5

Come along to one of the regions largest and most spectacular bonfire celebrations with entertainment for all the family. The giant bonfire is lit at 5.30pm with two fantastic displays rocketing into action at 6pm and 7.30pm. There is plenty on offer with a fun fair, food stalls and licensed bar all set in 1,000 acres of Capability Brown Parkland. Tickets Buy in advance and save! £15 per per car (+ 75p booking fee until Wednesday 1st November 2017) Buy…

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December 2017

Halls Young Artist Competition

December 1 - 31

Our annual Junior Open Competition generously sponsored by Shrewsbury based auction house, Halls will take place in the Granary Art Gallery throughout December. The Weston Park Foundation is inviting schools in Shropshire and Staffordshire to enter this exciting competition so please tell all teachers! We have a sensational art collection in the House and we are now on the lookout for the next generation of budding artists to stop the crowds with their work. In view of Weston Park’s involvement in…

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Christmas Food & Craft Fayre

December 2 - 3

With over 80 indoor and outdoor stalls, the Christmas Fayre is the ideal place to pick up gifts and festive food and drink. Take a ride on the Miniature Railway, tuck into a delicious hog roast or enjoy lunch in the Granary Grill. Over in the Granary Deli you can make up your own hampers, create the perfect cheeseboard and choose from a wide range of stocking fillers and gifts for the foodie in the family. The House, beautifully decorated…

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Festive Afternoon Teas

December 2 - 3

Combine a visit to the Christmas Food and Craft Fayre with Afternoon Tea in the Victorian Orangery. Pick up delicious festive food and unusual, thoughtful gifts from over 100 stalls at the Christmas Food and Craft Fayre. Take a break from the shopping with a stroll out the decorated House, then relax in the Victorian Orangery with a deliciously festive Afternoon Tea. On the menu will feature an array of seasonal treats hand crafted by our Pastry Chef. Festive Afternoon…

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Roaring 20′s House Party

December 9

Guests are invited to enjoy the decadence of the 1920′s in a special night of celebration that will set Christmas alight! The Marble Halls will provide the perfect setting to transport guests back in time, with Weston’s Head Butler welcoming everyone to a stylish country house party. Guests will be seated around the long dining room table to enjoy a 6-course tasting menu, with a flight of matching wines, conjuring up the flavours of the season. Following dinner, guests can play…

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Afternoon Tea – Behind the Scenes

December 10

Combine a fascinating Behind the Scenes Tour with a delicious afternoon tea, served in the Victorian Orangery on selected Sunday’s this summer. Step beyond the ropes and see more of the House including areas that are not normally open to visitors.  Venture upstairs, peek into some of the stunning bedrooms, take a look into the Boudoir and delve deep into the rich history of the House, the family that once lived there and how it is used today. Following the…

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Christmas Dine & Stay

December 15

For a truly indulgent start to the festive season why not enjoy a very special night away? Your bedroom will be ready from 2pm so you can check in, wrap up warm and go for a walk through the Capability Brown parkland before returning to the Library to a crackling log fire, warm winter cup, freshly baked mince pies and roasted chestnuts. Return to your room and dress to impress for champagne in the Marble Halls before sitting down to…

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Christmas Dine & Stay

December 16

For a truly indulgent start to the festive season why not enjoy a very special night away? Your bedroom will be ready from 2pm so you can check in, wrap up warm and go for a walk through the Capability Brown parkland before returning to the Library to a crackling log fire, warm winter cup, freshly baked mince pies and roasted chestnuts. Return to your room and dress to impress for champagne in the Marble Halls before sitting down to…

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Carols and Sunday Lunch

December 17

Join us at St Andrew’s Parish Church on the Weston Park estate for a carol service with the ‘Castle Belles’ singers. On return to the House you will greeted with a Winter Cup before enjoying a 4-course Sunday Lunch in the Dining Room. Following lunch you can enjoy a walk through the formal gardens and parkland. Carol service starts at 12noon, followed by lunch in the Dining Room at 1:30pm. £40 per person   Pre-booking is required by calling Emily Thompson on 01952…

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Christmas Ramble

December 17

Head Gardener Martin Gee will take visitors on a walk around the Capability Brown Parkland.  Martin will talk about how the landscape has evolved over the centuries and how the legacy of generations of the Earls of Bradford shaped what we see today and Weston Park Foundation’s plans for the future. This bracing walk takes in sites of historical interest as well as areas of the Park that are not normally accessible to visitors. After walking up an appetite why…

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Christmas Dine & Stay

December 22

For a truly indulgent start to the festive season why not enjoy a very special night away? Your bedroom will be ready from 2pm so you can check in, wrap up warm and go for a walk through the Capability Brown parkland before returning to the Library to a crackling log fire, warm winter cup, freshly baked mince pies and roasted chestnuts. Return to your room and dress to impress for champagne in the Marble Halls before sitting down to…

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