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September 2018

Fungi Walk

September 23

Do you know your Deathcap from your Puffball?  Find out everything you ever wanted to know about Fungi with Neville Walters from the Staffordshire Fungus Group as he leads the hunt for mushrooms in the woods at Weston. Find out what is safe to pick, how best to cook with fungi and the myths and legends surrounding this extraordinary fruit. Walk starts at 10.30am from the Admissions Office. The walk is extremely popular and places are pre-booked only, please call 01952 852104…

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Midland Game Fair

September 15 - 16

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. Eat with us In the Granary Grill & Deli the team will be serving breakfast from 8am so you can start…

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Midland Game Fair House Party Package

September 14 - 16

Weston is host to the annual Midland Game Fair, one of the largest shows dedicated to country sports and rural life. You can have the ultimate experience of enjoying the show from the comfort of your very own stately home. On Friday night guests will enjoy dinner in the Granary Grill on the estate before returning to the House for a night cap by the Library fire. After a day at the show a seasonal 5-course tasting menu will be…

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Autumn Plant Fair

September 9

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 2

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 2018

Association of Animal Artists

August 31 - September 27

The Association of Animal Artists (AAA), was established to actively encourage artists working in the animal art genre, to come together for support and fellowship. The (AAA) is unique because we accept work depicting any living creature, not just wildlife. Many of our artists are award winners, and work in a variety of both 2D and 3D mediums, and many actively support animal charities and conservation work all around the world. In any AAA exhibition, you will see an eclectic…

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‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ Behind the Scenes Tour

August 26

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

August 26

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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Little Folk and Furniture – Chippendale Discovery Workshops

August 20 - 24

This week in our discovery workshops, make teeny tiny furniture, inspired by legendary furniture maker Thomas Chippendale! As the furniture maker celebrates his 300th birthday, and his real chairs in the historic house, the education team are adding a touch of magic to his legacy, making fairy furniture for little folk. On Clay Day Wednesday, make miniature houses made of clay. Craft activities take place at 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm with places allocated on a first come, first served basis.…

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‘Meet Aurelia’ Discovery Workshops

August 13 - 17

This week in our discovery workshops, meet Aurelia, the Fairy Queen from the Enchanted Glen who looks after all of the other magical folk living in Temple Wood! Get crafty making all things magical! Try your hand at creating all things fairy, magic, friendship and rainbows. On Clay Day Wednesday, make fairy magic stars made of clay. Craft activities take place at 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm with places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Free with standard admission

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‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ Behind the Scenes Tour

August 12

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

August 12

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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‘Meet Bernard’ Discovery Workshops

August 6 - 10

This week in our discovery workshops, meet Bernard from the Enchanted Glen, our friendly Gnome who lives in the Redwoods in Temple Wood! Get crafty making garden gnomes and all things green! Try your hand at creating your own gnomes, flower pots, miniature gnome houses! On Clay Day Wednesday, make gnome friends made of clay. Craft activities take place at 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm with places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Free with standard admission

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Afternoon Tea – Behind the Scenes

August 5

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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July 2018

‘Meet Florence’ Discovery Workshops

July 30 - August 3

This week in our discovery workshops, meet Florence, the elegant mermaid who lives in Temple Pool from the Enchanted Glen. Get crafty making mermaids and their underwater friends! Try your hand at creating fish, jellyfish, mermaids and sailboats! On Clay Day Wednesday, make beautiful bejewelled sea creatures made of clay. Craft activities take place at 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm with places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Free with standard admission

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‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ Behind the Scenes Tour

July 29

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

July 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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Summer Fun Family Activities

July 23 - August 24

This summer we have a brilliant line-up across the estate for families to enjoy while school is out for summer! Craft Making in the STUFF Activity Room Join us for fun filled craft making in the Stuff Activity Room, where each week a character from the Enchanted Glen will be the theme for our workshops! Week 1 – Meet Larkin Week 2 – Meet Florence  Week 3 – Meet Bernard  Week 4 – Meet Aurelia Week 5 – Little Folk…

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‘Meet Larkin’ Discovery Workshops

July 23 - 27

This week in our discovery workshops, meet Larkin, the mischievous elf from the Enchanted Glen! Get crafty making elves and their woodland friends! Make an elf or an elf hat just like Larkins, or owls, bees, foxes and butterflies! On Clay Day Wednesday, make woodland creatures made of clay. Craft activities take place at 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm with places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Free with standard admission

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Afternoon Tea – Behind the Scenes

July 22

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 t