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October 2017

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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September 2017

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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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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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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August 2017

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 Full details of access to the estate during the build and breakdown of the V Festival

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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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July 2017

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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Afternoon Tea – Behind the Scenes – FULLY BOOKED

July 23

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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RDA Fun Ride

July 20

Horse riders from across the region can saddle up and ride the five-mile course around 1,000 acres of stunning parkland and raise money for this worthwhile charity at the same time. The ride is in aid of the nearby Tettenhall Group of the RDA who work to improve the lives of people with disabilities offering adults and children who ride with the group an unforgettable and beneficial experience. Every year over 30,000 people benefit from the work that the charity…

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Going Underground – Cellar Tours

July 16

New for 2017! This year we are introducing a brand new tour in order to give the public the opportunity to see more of the House than ever before. The cellars of Weston Park are amongst the earliest areas of the House, with parts believed to date back to the Medieval period. Follow the winding passageways beneath the House and discover the purposes of the Cellar from times gone by. See where the valuable vintage wines were stored in the…

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The Kickass Big Weekender

July 15 - 16

Kickass are back in the Park this summer for three events set over two days. Saturday 15th July – KickButts Especially for kids – the 5k kids obstacle race will feature swamps, shallow pools, climbing and crawling. This event also offers the parents the option to run for free with their child. Fully marshalled and with the addition of a lead runner from the Kickass Team and also a follow up Runner this is set to be a great run…

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Afternoon Tea – Behind the Scenes

July 9

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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Camper Jam

July 8 - 9

From the publishers of Volkswagen Camper & Commercial and VW Bus T4&5+ magazines Camper Jam is a friendly, fun filled show with a chilled out, take it easy vibe. Highlights over the weekend include live bands, hundreds of traders, a taste bud tantalising food village, children’s activities, fun fair and the ever popular “cooking in a camper” competition. There’s no better place to admire the beauty of the VW Bus. You may be a first timer with an interest, out…

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June 2017

M Fest 300

June 24 - 25

Weston Park will be home to a weekend of family fun celebrating 300 years of Freemasonry this June. The event invites all to come along for an entire weekend of exciting activities and entertainment for everybody to enjoy. The highlight of the weekend will be the much anticipated re-enactment of the Battle of the Alamo, with eight hundred Mexicans in full uniform attacking a mock fort defended by one hundred Texans. The demonstration will use real gunpowder, cannons and explosives…

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International Model Air Show

June 16 - 18

Model aircraft enthusiasts from all the over the UK and Europe will take to the skies to demonstrate their awesome flying skills in the Park. The show is a great place to see top model pilots in action as well as a model boat regatta, slot car racing and a fun fair for children. There will be the Battle of Britain pyrotechnic display and the Swift Glider display team will perform their amazing mid-air acrobatics. Kids can get hands on…

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Going Underground – Cellar Tours

June 8

New for 2017! This year we are introducing a brand new tour in order to give the public the opportunity to see more of the House than ever before. The cellars of Weston Park are amongst the earliest areas of the House, with parts believed to date back to the Medieval period. Follow the winding passageways beneath the House and discover the purposes of the Cellar from times gone by. See where the valuable vintage wines were stored in the…

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May 2017

Bugs, Bells & Beads – Half Term Craft Workshops

May 30 - June 2

Tuesday 30th May – Friday 2nd June Children can get crafty with our Education team as they put on a range of children’s activites on weekdays during the half-term holidays. This year we will be running our “Bugs, Bells & Beads” crafts daily throughout the holidays. Inspired by the great outdoors children can make a range of fun items to take home from Princess Wands to cute creepy crawlies to take home. The wider estate is open so you can run…

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Great British Food Festival

May 27 - 29

A brand new event for 2017! This summer, great food is coming to Weston Park. The Great British Food Festival, the hugely popular nationwide food show is coming to the Park this May Bank Holiday. An artisan food market with more than 70 stalls, food challenges and competitions, live music, children’s entertainment food demonstrations and much more will be taking place over the three day weekend, providing endless family entertainment for all good food lovers. Entry will include the Park,…

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Traditional & Contemporary: Equestrian Art at Weston Park

May 8

Join us for a special study day dedicated to contemporary and traditional equestrian art with renowned artists Alison Wilson and Glynis Mills. This unique day will have a particular focus on the world famous Art Collection at Weston Park. The day will include a private guided tour of the House led by Curator & Head of Learning of the Weston Park Foundation, Gareth Williams, providing guests with the opportunity to be part of a very special viewing of Weston’s magnificent…

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Bluebell Walk

May 7

Our Education department provides a year round programme of walks in the parkland, woodlands, gardens and pleasure grounds. Head Gardener Martin Gee will lead a three and half mile guided walk through carpets of bluebells, avenues and azaleas and Capability Brown’s pleasure grounds. At this time of year Temple Wood is a riot of colour and perfume as the rhododendrons and azaleas are in full bloom.  Martin will talk about these fashionable hybrids and why the walks were created by the 4th…

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