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June 2017

Meadow Arts – Synthetic Landscapes

June 4 - September 3

Meadow Arts will bring a vibrant programme of contemporary art to Weston Park for the first time. Renowned contemporary artists have been invited to explore Weston Park and its history, responding to ‘Capability’ Brown’s grand landscape and James Paine’s architecture with newly commissioned work and a group exhibition. In this corner of the West Midlands, two radically different visions of man-made landscapes collide: on the one hand, the idealised landscaped garden magnificently expressed at Weston, on the other, the emerging industrial…

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July 2017

‘Wonders of the Woodlands’ Discovery Workshops

July 24 - August 15

Kids can explore the “Wonders of the Woodlands” this summer holidays during our free Discovery Workshops. In the STUFF! Playroom Weston’s education team will be on hand to help younger visitors make magic wands, dream catchers, fire breathing dragons and fairy houses. Every week will take a different theme from Sticks & Stuff to the Magic of the Woodland so there is plenty on offer to keep children entertained.  The ever popular Pond Dipping returns so visitors can learn more…

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Landscape Management Walk

July 30

During a walk around the Park and Gardens at Weston Park, Head Gardener Martin Gee will be giving an informative insight into the work that goes into the day to day planning and conservation of a historic garden. Covered during the walk will be the management of trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, annuals and turf. Martin with also be discussing the careful maintenance of Rose Gardens, Parterres Glass House plants and container growing. The walk will start at 10:30am and admission…

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August 2017

Baroque Sonatas & Duets from the Archives of the Bridgeman Family: Musical & Amicable Society at Weston Park

August 2

In 2014 the music collection belonging to the family of Sir Henry Bridgeman, 1st Baron Bradford, was rediscovered after lying hidden for over 200 years at his ancestral home of Weston Park.  Hundreds of pieces, both printed and in manuscript, make up the collection and show just how important music was to this family in the 18th century. Particularly exciting has been the discovery of twenty-five pieces for cello (solos and duets), which belonged to Sir Henry’s eldest son, Henry…

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‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ Behind the Scenes Tour

August 6

Step beyond the ropes! Would you like to see even more of the House, into areas that are not usually accessible to the public? Venture upstairs, peek into some of the stunning bedrooms and see different staircases on this very special tour. Delve deeper into the rich history of the House and family of Weston Park, as your tour guide will reveal hidden history as well as the inner workings of the stately home.  The tour will also reveal the…

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A Taste of Summer Afternoon Teas

August 8 - 10

We will be bringing you a taste of summer during Afternoon Tea Week. Enjoy a glass of Pimms and a special menu inspired by strawberries and cream served in the beautiful Victorian Orangery. Following tea, the House, Park & Gardens are yours to explore. £27.50 per person £33.50 with a glass of Prosecco Includes admission to the House, Park and Gardens. Our Taste of Summer Afternoon Teas will be taking place on the 8th, 9th and 10th of August. To book your Afternoon Tea or…

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V Festival

August 19 - 20

The nationally acclaimed rock and pop festival runs over two days with over 100 live acts due to appear.  Campers will be arriving on Friday and departing on Monday. For further information on who will be performing at this year’s festival and to buy tickets please visit V Festival For all the latest news, updates and info chat with V Festival through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat  

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September 2017

‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ Behind the Scenes Tour

September 3

Step beyond the ropes! Would you like to see even more of the House, into areas that are not usually accessible to the public? Venture upstairs, peek into some of the stunning bedrooms and see different staircases on this very special tour. Delve deeper into the rich history of the House and family of Weston Park, as your tour guide will reveal hidden history as well as the inner workings of the stately home.  The tour will also reveal the…

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Afternoon Tea – Behind the Scenes

September 3

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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Autumn Plant Fair

September 10

If your garden is looking a little tired after the summer then this is a great opportunity to find some late blooming plants to cheer it up! Autumn is also the perfect to plant, ready for next year’s bloom. The soil is still warm and plants have plenty of time to establish and make themselves at home before winter.  The nursery folk will be more than happy to give you the benefit of their experience in planting and caring for…

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Midland Game Fair House Party Package

September 15 - 17

Experience the Midland Game Fair, the premier event for outdoor and country life pursuits, from the comfort of your very own stately home. On arrival you will be greeted by the House Butler and shown to your luxurious bedroom, which has everything you would expect from a country house hotel but with antique furniture and family heirlooms you wouldn’t. You will then enjoy a Game BBQ in the Italian Gardens before heading into the Library for post-dinner drinks. A day of…

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Midland Game Fair

September 16 - 17

The Midland Game Fair is the premier event of its kind in the country for anyone interested in traditional country pursuits.  The show has something for everyone from world class clay pigeon shooting to game and coarse fishing demonstrations; gun dog competitions, falconry displays, ferret racing, fine arts and rural crafts plus over 600 stands for all your countryside shopping needs. Why not head over to “Beer in the Park” just in front of the House and enjoy real and…

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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 bedroom, all set in the historic House. You will be met by our dedicated team of experienced…

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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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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 5th 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 free flowing champagne and canape reception in the Marble Halls, a 5-course tasting menu crafted by our team of Chefs featuring autumnal produce at its most delicious…

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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.          

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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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Christmas Dine & Stay

December 15

Enjoy an exquisite dinner with family and friends or extend your evening and escape for a night away and stay in one of our beautiful bedrooms. The House is transformed with beautiful decorations, roaring fires and Christmas trees.  From the moment you arrive we will look after your every need so you can relax, unwind and feel completely at home. Arriving from 2pm you can check into your room – all our bedrooms have televisions, fluffy towels and robes that…

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Christmas Dine & Stay

December 16

Enjoy an exquisite dinner with family and friends or extend your evening and escape for a night away and stay in one of our beautiful bedrooms. The House is transformed with beautiful decorations, roaring fires and Christmas trees.  From the moment you arrive we will look after your every need so you can relax, unwind and feel completely at home. Arriving from 2pm you can check into your room – all our bedrooms have televisions, fluffy towels and robes that…

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