Weston Park, the stately home on the Shropshire \ Staffordshire border opens to visitors for the summer on Saturday 23rd May with plenty to see and do for all the family.
There will be a scrumptious start to the season with the annual Spring Food & Craft Fayre on Bank Holiday Monday 25th which will see over 60 artisan food producers and handmade craft stalls land at the estate including Mr Moyden’s Handmade Cheese, Cherryblue bags and hats, Forever Beads collectable charms and bead jewellery, Mahorall Farm Cider, Swifts Bakery and Village Cookware amongst many others.
Whit Week half term holidays see the return of our free craft workshops run by the Education team where children are in for a magical May week conjuring up all the sights and sounds of the Maypole, making bells and ribbon wands plus fun and decorative hats. Craft sessions run from 11am – 3pm from Sunday 24th – Friday 29th May.
Go Behind the Scenes on Sunday 31st May and find out more about the 3rd Earl’s lavish Downton Abbey style house parties and how the House is used today on a tour quite literally upstairs and downstairs to rooms not normally on view to the visiting public.
Weston Park houses one of the country’s most important art collections, and includes paintings by Stubbs, Gainsborough and Van Dyck. These can be viewed on daily tours around the house during the open season; guided tours are on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and free-flow is on Friday, Sunday and Monday. Weston’s furniture, tapestries and ceramic collections are also on display.
Set in over 1000 acres of Capability Brown-designed landscapes, Weston Park offers a superb family day out where children can run wild in the adventure playground and take a ride on the miniature railway. Everyone can experience the historical legacy on a tour of the house or simply relax in its formal gardens.
Weston Park throws open its gates to welcome visitors from Saturday 23rd May – Sunday 6th September.
Admission Prices to the Park & Gardens: Adults £6.50, Seniors £6.00 and Children £3.50. “Maypole Crafts” from Sunday 24th – Friday 29th May are free, on a first come, first served basis. The House is closed on Saturdays. Behind the Scenes Tour costs £5.50 per person in addition to standard admission.