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August 2019

Victorious Exhibition

August 1 - September 26
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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Victorious is an exciting two month long exhibition celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria. Weston Park enjoyed a strong connection with Queen Victoria, as the 3rd Earl Bradford was Master of the Horse and Prime Minister Disraeli was a close family friend. The exhibition will explore this close relationship and celebrate Queen Victoria's reign using the unique historic collection here at Weston Park.   Queen Victoria’s reign was a time of immense social, economic and artistic…

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September 2019

Thump of the Tale – Ruth Buchanan and Julie Cross

September 28 - October 30
Granary Art Gallery

Thump of the Tale is a snapshot of those works, which seek, not to illustrate the stories, but to use themes and elements and connect them to memories as prompts. The exhibition also features some of the artists’ earlier animal studies, published works and sketchbooks. The tales of childhood: mythology, parable, poems, or folk and fairy tale become enmeshed with our memories and echo forward throughout our lives. We feel the reverberations of the Thump of the Tale. Ruth Buchanan…

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October 2019

500 years of Garden Design Tour & Afternoon Tea

October 6
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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Join our Assistant Head Gardener Dan Charlesworth on a special tour of the Gardens. Find out about the History and creation of the Gardens and how they have evolved over the years. Learn about how the families that have lived at Weston over the years have influenced the parkland and how the Gardens got to where they are today. Dan will talk to you about our recent restorations in the Victorian and Walled Gardens and the plans we have for…

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Autumn Horse Trials

October 12 - October 13
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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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: www.westonht.co.uk

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Halloween Half Term Opening

October 26 - November 3
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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Saturday 26th October – Sunday 3rd November Join us for spooky half term fun at Weston Park! Temple Wood and the Woodland Adventure Playground are open daily throughout the October half term holidays.  Children can let off some steam in our much loved Woodland Adventure Playground. Follow a spooky Halloween trail around the woodland. The Miniature Railway will be also be running, taking riders around the beautiful autumnal woodland. Kids can get creative with do-it-yourself creepy crafts for all ages, and…

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Autumn Walk

October 27
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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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 2019

Imagine….

November 1 - November 28
Granary Art Gallery

Penny and David were college students and this is the first time they have exhibited together, Penny having moved from Photography to Art based imagery and David experimenting photographically in monochrome and colour as well as taking up a major role in Academia. Both abstract their source material from nature but in very different ways. David in his College days heavily influenced by the strong graphic use of monochrome by such photographers as Bill Brandt, and continuing to find subjects…

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Bonfire & Fireworks

November 3
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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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. Gates open at 3pm Advanced Tickets £16.00 (plus booking fee) available until 5pm on Wednesday 30th October     Tickets…

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Appointment with Murder – Peril at Weston Park!

November 9 - November 10

You are invited to enjoy an overnight stay, with a twist that’s worthy of any Agatha Christie classic, at Weston Park this Autumn. A dastardly crime, a country house cut off from the outside world and the possibility of the murderer striking again. As guests at Sir Montague Cowley’s birthday dinner you will be called on to solve the crime. Is this a murder of passion, revenge or jealousy? Will everyone turn up for breakfast the following morning? Is Dr…

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Ensemble La Notte

November 24
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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Following performances that have met with critical acclaim on Radio 3, Weston Park is delighted to welcome Ensemble La Notte for a winter’s evening concert of German and Italian baroque music. Having begun life in 2018 as a trio with core members Kate Allsop (recorders), Mark Wilson (bassoons) and William Peart (keyboards), Ensemble La Notte often expand into a larger group to explore other repertoire. Join us on the last Sunday in November as the Ensemble banish the English dusk…

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Kickass Endurance

November 24
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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We are hosting the annual 10k and 5k multi terrain trail race in November. Taking in all the sites of the park the route is run over a combination of concrete, tarmac and gravel paths with a small section over grass. The 5k will cover the first 3 miles of the 10k route before diverting off to the finish line.   For further information please click here Please use the Shrewsbury gate with postcode TF11 8PX Do NOT enter through…

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December 2019

Halls Young Artist Competition 2019

December 1 - December 31
Granary Art Gallery

Weston Park will be hosting its annual art competition for Shropshire and Staffordshire school pupils with cash prizes for the school and art materials for pupils up for grabs. The theme this year is Queen Victoria and the Victorian Industrial Revolution and we welcome all mediums such as paintings, photography, woodwork, printmaking, drawing and sculpture. All shortlisted artwork will be exhibited in the Granary Art Gallery during December 2019 and the competition is free to enter.   Deadline for entries:…

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Christmas Food & Craft Fayre

December 7 - December 8
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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With over 100 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 a seasonal lunch in the Granary Brasserie. Over in the Granary Bakery you can enjoy award winning coffee and festive bakes. The House, beautifully decorated for Christmas will be open to explore and children can follow a trail to learn more about…

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Festive Afternoon Teas

December 7 - December 8
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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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. Afternoon Tea will be served at 1pm and 3pm and must be pre booked Festive Afternoon Tea includes,…

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Christmas Dine & Stay

December 13
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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The House at Weston is an exclusive hire venue, usually only available on a private hire basis. The house opens its doors at Christmas for our special dine and stay events allowing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing stay in the House. Your bedroom will be ready from 2pm so you can make yourself at home or wrap up warm and explore the Weston estate including a walk around Enchanted Weston – our illuminated forest experience.  Festive nibbles and…

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Enchanted Weston

December 13 - December 21
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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Winter is set to cast a seasonal spell at Weston this December when Enchanted Weston weaves it festive magic.  As dusk falls the natural beauty and wonder of Capability Brown’s Temple Wood is awakened with an illuminated trail through the ancient trees and woodland. Enchanted Weston celebrates the beauty of the natural world, taking its inspiration from the cold crisp nights, the chill in the air and the joy of an illuminated forest experience.  A rising mist over Temple Pool…

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Christmas Dine & Stay

December 14
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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The House at Weston is an exclusive hire venue, usually only available on a private hire basis. The house opens its doors at Christmas for our special dine and stay events allowing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing stay in the House. Your bedroom will be ready from 2pm so you can make yourself at home or wrap up warm and explore the Weston estate including a walk around Enchanted Weston – our illuminated forest experience.  Festive nibbles and…

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Christmas Carols & Lunch

December 15
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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The “Castle Belles” return to Weston with their entertaining twist on carols and festive songs to get you in the festive spirit.  Following the performance in St Andrews Church a four-course lunch will be served in the House. Following lunch you can enjoy a walk through the formal gardens and parkland. Carol service starts at 12noon, followed by lunch in the House at 1:30pm. £45 per person   Pre-booking is required by calling Kelly on 01952 852110 or e-mail: kelly@weston-park.com Christmas…

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Christmas Dine & Stay

December 20
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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The House at Weston is an exclusive hire venue, usually only available on a private hire basis. The house opens its doors at Christmas for our special dine and stay events allowing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing stay in the House. Your bedroom will be ready from 2pm so you can make yourself at home or wrap up warm and explore the Weston estate including a walk around Enchanted Weston - our illuminated forest experience.  Festive nibbles and…

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Christmas Dine & Stay

December 21
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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The House at Weston is an exclusive hire venue, usually only available on a private hire basis. The house opens its doors at Christmas for our special dine and stay events allowing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing stay in the House. Your bedroom will be ready from 2pm so you can make yourself at home or wrap up warm and explore the Weston estate including a walk around Enchanted Weston - our illuminated forest experience.  Festive nibbles and…

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