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June 2018

The Enchanted Glen

June 1 - September 29

Do you believe in fairies?  Come and discover the magic of the Enchanted Glen, in our brand new augmented reality experience. With the help of your mobile device, you can uncover the hidden secrets of Temple Wood and see new fairy friends appear right in front of your eyes. Children will be able to create their very own adventure with playful new characters like Larkin the Elf and Aurelia the Fairy Queen and even pose for photos with them. Collect…

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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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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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100 Hearts War Stories

September 29 - October 30

“Lest we Forget” are the poignant words spoken by a generation long ago. Those who fought in World War 1 are now largely memories to the generation who came after, and soon they too will be lost to us. Stories of comradeship, bravery, victories and setbacks were captured in the letters sent back to relatives eagerly waiting for news or told by those who returned. In conjunction with SSAFA, the Embroiderers’ Guild is proud to be part of the commemoration…

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October 2018

“Halloween Horrors”

October 30 - November 3

Half Term Opening Monday 29th October - Sunday 4th November 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. The Miniature Railway will be also be running, taking riders around the beautiful autumnal woodland. Standard Temple Wood Pricing applies Halloween Horrors Tuesday 30th October – Saturday 3rd November Join us for spooky half term fun at Weston Park! Kids can get creative with creepy…

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November 2018

Above and Below – John Scott Martin

November 1 - 30

Paintings and Linocuts of Mining and Miners by John Scott Martin  PPRBSA  ARSMA  FRSA Cramped, claustrophobic spaces contrasting with deep black voids are highlighted with flashes the brightest light to give John’s paintings and prints a sense of drama. He uses collages of papers to depict massive bulks of rough hewn timber juxtaposed with hard rock. Miners are visualised making the steep ascent up wooden ladders towards the daylight after many hours toiling in the hot, dank atmosphere of the…

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Artist Talk by John Scott Martin

November 1

To follow the preview of his exhibition Above & Below John Scott Martin will give an illustrated talk on his work inspired by mines and mining. This work has developed over the last 50 years. John was born in the Nottinghamshire mining village of Hucknall at a time when there were four working pits. John’s grandfather was a miner and it was this that sparked his interest in mining. As a result of frequent visits to the mining districts of…

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Autumn Flavours Dine & Stay

November 3

Cosy up and enjoy a weekend filled with delicious flavours. Check in at 2pm and make yourself at home in your own luxurious bedroom. Wrap up warm and go for a walk around the autumnal park before getting ready for an evening of foodie goodness. Following a Champagne reception in the Marble Halls, a 5-course tasting menu crafted by our team of Chefs, featuring local seasonal produce, will be served in the Dining Room. After dinner guests can relax in…

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Bonfire & Fireworks

November 4

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 Advance Tickets  £16 per car (up to six people per car) Box Office closes on Thursday…

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Autumn Walk

November 4

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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December 2018

Christmas Food & Craft Fayre

December 1 - 2

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 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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Festive Afternoon Teas

December 1 - 2

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 around the decorated House, then relax in the Victorian Orangery with a deliciously festive Afternoon Tea. On the menu will feature an array of seasonal treats hand crafted by our Pastry Chef. Festive Afternoon Tea…

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Halls Young Artist Competition 2018

December 1 - 31

The Weston Park Foundation is inviting schools in Shropshire and Staffordshire to enter this exciting competition. 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 the Chippendale 300 celebrations in 2018, there will be themes this year. Children in primary and secondary education are therefore asked to create artworks on the theme…

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Christmas Dine & Stay

December 14

Start the festive season in style with a very special night away. The House exudes the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas, from roaring log fires, mince pies and mulled wine to twinkling decorations, truly decking the halls. Your bedroom will be ready from 2pm so you can make yourself at home, wrap up warm and then explore our brand new Enchanted Weston experience. On your return, freshly baked warm mince pies and a Christmas Cocktail will be served in…

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NEW for 2018 – Enchanted Weston

December 14 - 22

New for 2018 – join us this December to see the beautiful Temple Wood lit with magical, captivating lights. As night falls, visitors to the Enchanted Weston experience will follow an illuminated trail over half a mile through the woodland on a serene and magical walk. Picking out some of the scenic landmarks, towering trees and other hidden delights of Weston Park, the half-mile woodland walk will create an enchanting backdrop to an unforgettable festive night out for children and…

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Christmas Dine & Stay

December 15

Start the festive season in style with a very special night away. The House exudes the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas, from roaring log fires, mince pies and mulled wine to twinkling decorations, truly decking the halls. Your bedroom will be ready from 2pm so you can make yourself at home, wrap up warm and then explore our brand new Enchanted Weston experience. On your return, freshly baked warm mince pies and a Christmas Cocktail will be served in…

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Christmas Carols & Lunch

December 19

Join us for carols in the Marble Halls with the “Castle Belles” singers followed by a four-course lunch in the beautiful Dining Room. You will be greeted with a warm winter cup on arrival and enjoy rousing carol singing before lunch is served. Following lunch you can enjoy a walk through the formal gardens and parkland. Carol service starts at 12noon, followed by lunch in the Dining Room at 1:30pm. £40 per person   Pre-booking is required by calling Emily Thompson on…

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Christmas Dine & Stay

December 21

Start the festive season in style with a very special night away. The House exudes the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas, from roaring log fires, mince pies and mulled wine to twinkling decorations, truly decking the halls. Your bedroom will be ready from 2pm so you can make yourself at home, wrap up warm and then explore our brand new Enchanted Weston experience. On your return, freshly baked warm mince pies and a Christmas Cocktail will be served in…

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Christmas Dine & Stay

December 22

Start the festive season in style with a very special night away. The House exudes the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas, from roaring log fires, mince pies and mulled wine to twinkling decorations, truly decking the halls. Your bedroom will be ready from 2pm so you can make yourself at home, wrap up warm and then explore our brand new Enchanted Weston experience. On your return, freshly baked warm mince pies and a Christmas Cocktail will be served in…

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Christmas Carols and Sunday Lunch

December 23

Join us at St Andrew’s Parish Church on the Weston Park estate for a carol service with the ‘Castle Belles’ singers. On return to the House you will greeted with a Winter Cup before enjoying a 4-course Sunday Lunch in the Dining Room. Following lunch you can enjoy a walk through the formal gardens and parkland. Carol service starts at 12noon, followed by lunch in the Dining Room at 1:30pm. £40 per person   Pre-booking is required by calling Emily Thompson on 01952…

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