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January 2019

Coast and Country: an Engraver’s View

January 28 - February 28
Granary Art Gallery

Wood engraving is a centuries old technique; it is at once the simplest and one of the most exquisite forms of printmaking. Wood engravings tend to be closely worked and relatively small because of the finely pointed tools that are used. The finesse of wood engraving produces a particularly rich tonal range and therefore they are usually, but by no means exclusively, black and white.   Inspiration for the prints in this exhibition has been drawn from the coast and…

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February 2019

February Half Term Opening

February 18 - February 24
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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Temple Wood and the Woodland Adventure Playground will be open daily for you to explore between Monday 18th and Sunday 24th February from 11am - 5pm (last admission 4:30pm). Weather permitting The Miniature Railway will be running, taking visitors on a 12 minute journey around the woods. Get back to nature with our Education Team’s slef-led ‘Tree Trail in a Bag’ From newspapers to toilet roll, tyres and maple syrup to crayons and cosmetics – discover fascinating facts about trees and…

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Wedding Open Day

February 24
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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Sunday 24th February 2019 - 12 - 4pm   Discover the endless possibilities Weston Park has to create your perfect wedding during our wedding open day. 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 bedrooms. You will be met by our dedicated team of experienced…

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March 2019

Our Feathered Friends – Birds in Watercolour

March 2 - March 31
Granary Art Gallery

Watercolour artists Christina Hopkinson AGSA and John Horton are delighted to be working together for the first time to present their exhibition of paintings of birds in watercolour. Both artists have their own unique style, developed over years of artistic practice. John Horton employs a limited palette to produce this beautiful serene painting of the wild birds he loves to watch. Whilst Christina Hopkinson uses an array of bright colours to represent the wild birds of the UK and Florida,…

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Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea in the Orangery

March 31
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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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. £29.00 per person | £35.00 with Prosecco Includes entry to the Park & Gardens To book or for more information please call us on 01952 852100 or email enquiries@weston-park.com   Mother's Day Afternoon Tea Menu

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April 2019

Living Landscapes – Lindsey Bucknor OBE

April 1 - April 29
Granary Art Gallery

Local photographer Lindsey Bucknor is exhibiting for the first time here at Weston Park, sharing his passion for creating beautiful images. Born and bred in the Black Country, Lindsey Bucknor OBE is inspired by his surroundings and never leaves home without his camera. Three themes runs through the image making Earth, Water and the Living, and Lindsey is particularly inspired by nature and the natural world.   Lindsey Bucknor will be in the Art Gallery on the following dates to…

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Spring Horse Trials

April 6 - April 7
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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The International Spring Horse Trials is run over two days for the National Junior Championships, National under 21 Championships CC1* and CCII* classes which consist of dressage, cross country and show jumping. For further information please visit: www.westonht.co.uk

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NEW for 2019 – Easter Motor Show

April 21 - April 22
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom

New for 2019, we are delighted to welcome Classic Shows and their Easter Motor Show which will place on Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd April 2019. Offering a spectacular day of motoring heritage ideal for enthusiasts, families and day trippers, this event will feature an exciting display of vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles. Add to this classic motorcycles, trade and autojumble stalls, children’s entertainment, modern car dealership stands, craft tents, quality food, drink, ice cream and responsible bars –…

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May 2019

Birmingham Watercolour Society

May 1 - May 30
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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The Birmingham Watercolour Society is renowned as a leader in modern watercolour techniques and styles. It has a broad membership of UK and International members who seek to embody all that is new and refreshing about water based media, whilst upholding the high standards and traditions of an organisation that was founded in 1907. The Society is delighted to be exhibiting once again at the very popular Granary Art Gallery, located within the magnificent grounds of Weston Park, to kick…

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Race For Life

May 4
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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We don’t break records - we beat cancer! This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose. To come together. To raise money. To beat cancer. Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer. People of all ages, abilities and backgrounds take part in the Race for Life. Join the Race for Life Pretty Muddy 5k, 10k or Pretty Muddy Kids at Weston Park on Saturday 4th…

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Spring Plant Fair

May 5 - May 6
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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The wonderful Plant Hunters Fairs will once again make Weston their home over the Bank Holiday weekend showcasing award winning plants.  Whether you are a green fingered professional or just like to potter in the garden there will be a wide selection of top quality nurseries attending. All the nurseries are happy to offer advice and tips on selecting the best plants for the time of year.  It is the aim of the organisers to select a great mix of…

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Bluebell & Blossoms Walk

May 5
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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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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Victorian Gardens Tour and Afternoon Tea

May 5
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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Combine a fascinating tour of the Formal Gardens with our Head Gardener Martin Gee followed by Afternoon Tea in the Victorian Orangery. The Formal Gardens at Weston are recognised as a prime example of Victorian horticultural trends, with the south terrace and its adjacent Italian Gardens, in themselves design masterpieces, created by the celebrated landscape architect Edward Kemp. Over the winter months of 2018 Martin and his team will be taking the formal gardens back to their original Edward Kemp…

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NEW FOR 2019 – Proms & Prosecco in the Park

May 26
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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We are delighted to welcome Proms & Prosecco in the Park by Fizz Festivals to Weston this year. Bring the children, parents and grandparents for a festival of music, food and fizz featuring some of the best talent from across the country supported by local acts culminating with a Last Night of the Proms style finale. Lay out a picnic basket and set the scene with tables, chairs, candelabra, Union Jack bunting and settle in for an afternoon of inspiring…

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NEW for 2019 – Fireflies Festival

May 27
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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Light up your Bank Holiday with Fizz Festival's brand new event - Fireflies Festival! Fireflies is a relaxed, laid back music festival with a multi-generation vibe - with amazingly talented local performers as well as tribute bands to get everyone on their feet, there is truly something for every musical taste. Set within the beautiful grounds here at Weston, it's the perfect event to meet up with friends or gather the whole family for music, food and fizz until the…

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June 2019

Afternoon Tea – Behind the Scenes

June 9
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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Combine a fascinating Behind the Scenes Tour with a delicious afternoon tea, served in the Victorian Orangery on selected Sunday’s this summer. Throughout 2019 we will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria and our tours will take visitors into a world of grand country house parties, stunning formal gardens and the excitement of the arrival of the railways, all seen through the lens of this one incredible house, its residents and its influential visitors. Go…

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International Model Air Show

June 14 - June 16
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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Model aircraft enthusiasts from all the over the UK and Europe will take to the skies to demonstrate their awesome flying skills in the Park. The show is a great place to see top model pilots in action as well as a model boat regatta, slot car racing and a fun fair for children. There will be the Battle of Britain pyrotechnic display and the Swift Glider display team will perform their amazing mid-air acrobatics. Kids can get hands on…

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Afternoon Tea – Behind the Scenes

June 30
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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Combine a fascinating Behind the Scenes Tour with a delicious afternoon tea, served in the Victorian Orangery on selected Sunday’s this summer. Throughout 2019 we will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria and our tours will take visitors into a world of grand country house parties, stunning formal gardens and the excitement of the arrival of the railways, all seen through the lens of this one incredible house, its residents and its influential visitors. Go…

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July 2019

Camper Jam

July 6 - July 7
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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From the publishers of Volkswagen Camper & Commercial and VW Bus T4&5+ magazines Camper Jam is a friendly, fun filled show with a chilled out, take it easy vibe. Highlights over the weekend include live bands, hundreds of traders, a taste bud tantalising food village, children's activities, fun fair and the ever popular "cooking in a camper" competition. There's no better place to admire the beauty of the VW Bus. You may be a first timer with an interest, out…

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NEW for 2019 – Classic Ibiza

July 13
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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Classic Ibiza is bringing it's heady blend of Balearic beats to Weston Park for the first time on Saturday 13th July 2019. Starting with a chill-out set where people can enjoy their picnics and a drink, or dance along as the sun fades.  Then DJ Goldierocks will turn things up in the interval, getting the crowd in the mood before the Urban Soul Orchestra and vocalists return to the stage to bring a vibrant atmosphere to the summer evening. One…

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