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November 2017

Gemma’s Christmas Masterclass

November 21 - 22

Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd November Our new Head Chef Gemma LeClare will be hosting her first culinary Masterclass to get you into the festive spirit! Starting at 11am with coffee in the Granary Deli, Gemma will demonstrate sweet and savoury festive favourites before you enjoy a two-course lunch in the Granary Grill. She will share handy hints and recipe ideas so you can add some sparkle into your festive feast. Gemma’s Masterclass is £25 per person and includes coffee on…

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October 2017

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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September 2017

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

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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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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June 2017

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

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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April 2017

Spring Walk

April 2

Spring Walk Exploring Temple Wood Temple Wood is one of two naturalistic paradises created at Weston; the other being the Shrewsbury Walk.  Temple Wood is a rare treasure and was laid out for the ‘pleasure of walking’ as Sir Henry and Lady Bridgeman would walk with guests. Temple Wood is a classic of Brown’s work, showing the experienced landscape gardener working in a self-assured way to create what would have been a naturalistic garden paradise which would have engaged all…

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February 2017

Half Term Welly Walks: The Importance of Trees

February 24 - 25

Join us on a February half term welly walk around the woodland, and discover more about trees. Follow an exciting activity trail that will teach children about the importance of trees, along with taking part in fun practical activities like tree-dressing and photo competitions. Themed craft activities will be taking place in the STUFF activity room in the afternoon so the kids can get imaginative and create a tree-mendous masterpiece. Whilst you’re here, why not warm up after your walk…

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November 2016

Guy Day’s Hints & Tips: Christmas Special

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - Thursday, November 24, 2016

Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th November Let our Head Chef inspire you on one of his Hints & Tips sessions this year.  Based around a chosen theme Guy will demonstrate dishes, offer practical advice, tricks of the trade and the odd Chef’s cheat here and there! There is always something to taste and sample during the session and Guy is happy to answer any burning culinary questions that you may have. Following the demo, a three-course lunch inspired…

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October 2016

Capability Brown – Autumn Walk

Sunday, October 30, 2016

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown Head Gardener Martin Gee will lead four seasonal guided walks across the estate to reveal Brown’s legacy in all its glory. Martin will explore Weston’s entire landscape story from Brown’s original plans, what did they mean to Sir Henry Bridgeman who commissioned the work and what is Brown’s legacy today. Autumn Walk  Some might argue that the landscape is at its most glorious in the autumn as the trees…

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September 2016

Guy Day’s Hints & Tips: Guy’s British Bake Off

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th September Let our Head Chef inspire you on one of his Hints & Tips sessions this year.  Based around a chosen theme Guy will demonstrate dishes, offer practical advice, tricks of the trade and the odd Chef’s cheat here and there! There is always something to taste and sample during the session and Guy is happy to answer any burning culinary questions that you may have. Following the demo, a three-course lunch inspired by the…

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August 2016

Upstairs, Downstairs: Behind the Scenes

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a real Downton? All will be revealed as one of our knowledgeable guides gives you a glimpse quite literally upstairs and downstairs in a working 21st century stately home. Learn about the Victorian 3rd Earl and his busy household on a tour that takes visitors through hidden corridors and up staircases not usually seen by the public and into fascinating parts of the House.  Areas to be explored include…

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Upstairs, Downstairs: Behind the Scenes

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a real Downton? All will be revealed as one of our knowledgeable guides gives you a glimpse quite literally upstairs and downstairs in a working 21st century stately home. Learn about the Victorian 3rd Earl and his busy household on a tour that takes visitors through hidden corridors and up staircases not usually seen by the public and into fascinating parts of the House.  Areas to be explored include…

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July 2016

Upstairs, Downstairs: Behind the Scenes Tour

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a real Downton? All will be revealed as one of our knowledgeable guides gives you a glimpse quite literally upstairs and downstairs in a working 21st century stately home. Learn about the Victorian 3rd Earl and his busy household on a tour that takes visitors through hidden corridors and up staircases not usually seen by the public and into fascinating parts of the House.  Areas to be explored include…

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Capability Brown – Summer Walk

Thursday, July 28, 2016

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown Head Gardener Martin Gee will lead four seasonal guided walks across the estate to reveal Brown’s legacy in all its glory. Martin will explore Weston’s entire landscape story from Brown’s original plans, what did they mean to Sir Henry Bridgeman who commissioned the work and what is Brown’s legacy today. Summer Walk Capability Brown’s landscaped parkland is now home to some of the largest and most acclaimed outdoor events…

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Upstairs, Downstairs: Behind the Scenes Tour

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a real Downton? All will be revealed as one of our knowledgeable guides gives you a glimpse quite literally upstairs and downstairs in a working 21st century stately home. Learn about the Victorian 3rd Earl and his busy household on a tour that takes visitors through hidden corridors and up staircases not usually seen by the public and into fascinating parts of the House.  Areas to be explored include…

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Upstairs, Downstairs: Behind the Scenes Tour

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a real Downton? All will be revealed as one of our knowledgeable guides gives you a glimpse quite literally upstairs and downstairs in a working 21st century stately home. Learn about the Victorian 3rd Earl and his busy household on a tour that takes visitors through hidden corridors and up staircases not usually seen by the public and into fascinating parts of the House.  Areas to be explored include…

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