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December 2017

Halls Young Artist Competition

December 1 - 31

Our annual Junior Open Competition generously sponsored by Shrewsbury based auction house, Halls will take place in the Granary Art Gallery throughout December. The Weston Park Foundation is inviting schools in Shropshire and Staffordshire to enter this exciting competition so please tell all teachers! 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…

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Christmas Dine & Stay

December 15

For a truly indulgent start to the festive season why not enjoy a very special night away? Your bedroom will be ready from 2pm so you can check in, wrap up warm and go for a walk through the Capability Brown parkland before returning to the Library to a crackling log fire, warm winter cup, freshly baked mince pies and roasted chestnuts. Return to your room and dress to impress for champagne in the Marble Halls before sitting down to…

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Christmas Dine & Stay

December 16

For a truly indulgent start to the festive season why not enjoy a very special night away? Your bedroom will be ready from 2pm so you can check in, wrap up warm and go for a walk through the Capability Brown parkland before returning to the Library to a crackling log fire, warm winter cup, freshly baked mince pies and roasted chestnuts. Return to your room and dress to impress for champagne in the Marble Halls before sitting down to…

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Carols and Sunday Lunch

December 17

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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Christmas Ramble

December 17

Head Gardener Martin Gee will take visitors on a walk around the Capability Brown Parkland.  Martin will talk about how the landscape has evolved over the centuries and how the legacy of generations of the Earls of Bradford shaped what we see today and Weston Park Foundation’s plans for the future. This bracing walk takes in sites of historical interest as well as areas of the Park that are not normally accessible to visitors. After walking up an appetite why…

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Christmas Carols & Lunch

December 20

Join us for carols in the House 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 01952…

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Christmas Dine & Stay

December 22

For a truly indulgent start to the festive season why not enjoy a very special night away? Your bedroom will be ready from 2pm so you can check in, wrap up warm and go for a walk through the Capability Brown parkland before returning to the Library to a crackling log fire, warm winter cup, freshly baked mince pies and roasted chestnuts. Return to your room and dress to impress for champagne in the Marble Halls before sitting down to…

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Christmas Opening

December 26 - 31

Walk off those Christmas indulgences and escape from the washing up and wrapping paper with a walk around the Park. Landscaped by the legendary Capability Brown in the late 1700’s there are miles of woodland walks, lakes and follies to explore. The Granary Grill & Deli will be open serving freshly brewed coffee, bacon sandwiches, homemade cakes, hearty lunches and light bites. The Miniature Railway will be running every day taking visitors through the scenic beauty of Temple Wood on…

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Twixmas Afternoon Tea

December 28

The perfect festive treat – with not a turkey in sight! Enjoy a wintery walk around the scenic Parkland, then come inside and warm up in the Weston Park House by roaring fires, with the House dressed for the occasion. Finish your day with a delicious, delicate Afternoon Tea in the Victorian Orangery. Twixmas Afternoon Tea is the perfect opportunity to get out of the house, away from all the crazy and enjoy something special yet seasonal this Christmas break.…

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January 2018

Glances: a series of works by Colin Self

Friday, January 5, 2018 - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Granary Art Gallery welcomes Colin Self and his exhibition ‘Glances’ this January and February. Colin Self  is a significant figure in British art history. Self studied at Norwich School of Art before attending the Slade School of Art in London during the early 1960s, where he met fellow artists David Hockney and Peter Blake. Born during World War II, his earlier work demonstrated a sensibility to political issues and nuclear paranoia, making him the only British Pop artist to…

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New Year’s Walk

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Join Head Gardener Martin Gee for a guided walk around Capability Brown’s landscaped parkland.  The three and half mile walk explores areas of the Park that are not normally accessible to the visiting public and includes a climb up to Knoll Tower to see the views across Shropshire to the Wrekin Hill and beyond. Martin’s knowledge of the estate is vast and makes for a very informative walk and is ideal for blowing away the cobwebs after the festive season.…

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Wedding Open Day

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Discover the endless possibilities Weston Park has to create your perfect wedding during our wedding open day this autumn. Make our House your home for a special wedding party that you and your guests will remember forever. Visualise how your day could be. Take a look inside the beautiful glazed Victorian Orangery, jaw-dropping Dining Room, sophisticated Library and some of our luxurious 28 bedrooms, all set in the historic House. You will be met by our dedicated team of experienced…

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Burns Night Dine & Stay

Saturday, January 27, 2018

The classic Scottish tradition of Burns Night is coming to Shropshire. Join us for a great night of food and drink. Check in at 2pm and make yourself at home in one of our luxurious bedrooms, all individually designed with the heritage of the House in mind as well as ultimately the comfort of our guests. Take a wintery walk around the Park and the Formal Gardens or cosy up in front of the Library fire. Our Head Butler Barry…

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February 2018

Historic Conservation Study Day

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Join Curator & Head of Learning Gareth Williams and experts from the Hamilton Kerr Institute for a fascinating and fact-filled day at Weston Park to learn more about the challenges that the Foundation faces and have the unique opportunity to see at first hand some of the work involved. Weston Park is dedicated to the conservation of Weston Park and its world class collections in perpetuity. The historic former home of the Earls of Bradford holds a staggering 30,000 objects…

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Valentine’s Dine & Stay

Friday, February 16, 2018 - Saturday, February 17, 2018

The perfect romantic retreat Treat your loved one to a very special evening away with our Valentines Dine & Stay. You can check into your room from 2pm and take a walk around the Parkland before trying your hand at chocolate making with our Head Chef in the Victorian Orangery. With our harpist playing, indulge in a menu centred around the tastes of romance in the Dining Room. Spend the night in one of our beautiful bedrooms with comfy beds,…

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March 2018

Morville: A Garden in Another Time Exhibition

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Maureen Cooper will be exhibiting her work in ‘Morville: A Garden in Another Time’ throughout March in the Granary Art Gallery. Having been captivated by both ‘The Morville Hours’ and the garden itself, the task of expressing the complexity of its ideas, both historical and horticultural, in visual terms became an ongoing preoccupation. Her photographs, including polaroids, were starting points which developed into digital images, paintings and mixed media work to reflect both the garden’s structure and its wildness. The…

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Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea in the Orangery

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Treat your mother, grandmother or another important lady in your life this Mother’s Day to an exquisite Afternoon Tea in the beautiful surroundings of the Victorian Orangery. £27.50 per person | £33.50 with a Gin Fizz or Prosecco Includes entry to the Park & Gardens To book or for more information please contact Emily Thompson on 01952 852106 or email emily@weston-park.com  

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Rupert Cordeux Exhibition

Friday, March 30, 2018 - Thursday, April 26, 2018

Rupert Cordeux began painting professionally in 2000 after winning the Channel 4 programme, Watercolour Challenge. He graduated in 1988 from Wolverhampton Polytechnic School of Art where he studied graphic design and printmaking, and has since exhibited work in one-man shows as well as in mixed shows at a number of commercial galleries. The paintings are the product of Cordeux’s enthusiasm for the medium of watercolour and a genuine interest in the subjects, and all of the artworks are done on…

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April 2018

Easter Sunday Afternoon Tea

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Enjoy a great day out and a classic afternoon tea this Easter Sunday. Afternoon Tea will be served in the Victorian Orangery with a delicious twist. Classic finger sandwiches will be followed by Easter inspired sweet treats including mini hot cross buns and simnel cake. Following tea guests are welcome to tour the historic rooms of the House and take a look at the vintage cars on display at Motorfest. £27.50 per person | £33.50 with a glass of Prosecco…

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International Watercolour Masters Exhibition: David Poxon with Special Guests

Friday, April 27, 2018 - Thursday, May 31, 2018

During May 2018 the world’s leading water colour Masters come to England, for the first time, for a unique contemporary exhibition at historic Weston Park. During the show several of the artists will lead guided tours, and also demonstrate their techniques in watercolour workshops held during May. Participating Master Artists; David Poxon RI (England) with special guests Janine Gallizia (Australia)  Dean Mitchell (USA) Alvaro Castagnet (Uruguay)  Jayson Yeoh (Malasia) John Salminen (USA)  Mark Mehaffey (USA)  Xidan Chen (China)  Marvin Chew…

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