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July 2019

Discovery Workshops

July 24 - August 30
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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Our Education team have been busy creating some crafty experiences for our younger visitors. This year’s theme is all things Victorian as decade by decade we reveal the impact of the Victorian age not just on Weston but on the country as a whole. Monday to Friday (Excluding Bank Holidays) The STUFF! Room will be open between 11am and 3pm on a self-led basis. Each week will focus on different topics including toys, entertainment, transport, communication collecting and hobbies. We…

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August 2019

Afternoon Tea – Behind the Scenes

August 25
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 behind…

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September 2019

Afternoon Tea – Behind the Scenes

September 1
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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Behind the Scenes Tour

September 1
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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Throughout 2019 we are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria and our Behind the Scenes Tours will throw open the doors, both front and back of House, for you to explore Victorian Weston. We are not ashamed to say that you can’t see a preserved Victorian kitchen with rows of gleaming copper pans as Weston is still very much a working house and place of hospitality. Join one of our experienced guides to see where world…

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Autumn Plant Fair

September 8
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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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 time 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…

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Victorian Gardens Tour and Afternoon Tea

September 8
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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Midland Game Fair

September 14 - September 15
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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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. Why not head over to "Beer in the Park" just in front of the House and enjoy real ale…

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Thump of the Tale – Ruth Buchanan and Julie Cross

September 28 - October 30
Granary Art Gallery

Thump of the Tale is a snapshot of those works, which seek, not to illustrate the stories, but to use themes and elements and connect them to memories as prompts. The exhibition also features some of the artists’ earlier animal studies, published works and sketchbooks. The tales of childhood: mythology, parable, poems, or folk and fairy tale become enmeshed with our memories and echo forward throughout our lives. We feel the reverberations of the Thump of the Tale. Ruth Buchanan…

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October 2019

500 years of Garden Design Tour & Afternoon Tea

October 6
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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Join our Assistant Head Gardener Dan Charlesworth on a special tour of the Gardens. Find out about the History and creation of the Gardens and how they have evolved over the years. Learn about how the families that have lived at Weston over the years have influenced the parkland and how the Gardens got to where they are today. Dan will talk to you about our recent restorations in the Victorian and Walled Gardens and the plans we have for…

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Autumn Horse Trials

October 12 - October 13
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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The International Autumn 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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Autumn Walk

October 27
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. 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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November 2019

Bonfire & Fireworks

November 3
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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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 Advanced Tickets £16.00 (plus booking fee) available until 5pm on Wednesday 30th October     Tickets…

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Kickass Endurance

November 24
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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We are hosting the annual 10k and 5k multi terrain trail race in November. Taking in all the sites of the park the route is run over a combination of concrete, tarmac and gravel paths with a small section over grass. The 5k will cover the first 3 miles of the 10k route before diverting off to the finish line.   For further information please click here Please use the Shrewsbury gate with postcode TF11 8PX Do NOT enter through…

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December 2019

Halls Young Artist Competition 2019

December 1 - December 31
Granary Art Gallery

Weston Park will be hosting its annual art competition for Shropshire and Staffordshire school pupils with cash prizes for the school and art materials for pupils up for grabs. The theme this year is Queen Victoria and the Victorian Industrial Revolution and we welcome all mediums such as paintings, photography, woodwork, printmaking, drawing and sculpture. All shortlisted artwork will be exhibited in the Granary Art Gallery during December 2019 and the competition is free to enter.   Deadline for entries:…

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Christmas Food & Craft Fayre

December 7 - December 8
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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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 a seasonal lunch in the Granary Brasserie. Over in the Granary Bakery you can enjoy award winning coffee and festive bakes. The House, beautifully decorated for Christmas will be open to explore and children can follow a trail to learn more about…

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Festive Afternoon Teas

December 7 - December 8
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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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 out the decorated House, then relax in the Victorian Orangery with a deliciously festive Afternoon Tea. Afternoon Tea will be served at 1pm and 3pm and must be pre booked Festive Afternoon Tea includes,…

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Enchanted Weston

December 13 - December 21
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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Winter is set to cast a seasonal spell at Weston this December when Enchanted Weston weaves it festive magic.  As dusk falls the natural beauty and wonder of Capability Brown’s Temple Wood is awakened with an illuminated trail through the ancient trees and woodland. Enchanted Weston celebrates the beauty of the natural world, taking its inspiration from the cold crisp nights, the chill in the air and the joy of an illuminated forest experience.  A rising mist over Temple Pool…

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Christmas Dine & Stay

December 14
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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The House at Weston is an exclusive hire venue, usually only available on a private hire basis. The house opens its doors at Christmas for our special dine and stay events allowing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing stay in the House. Your bedroom will be ready from 2pm so you can make yourself at home or wrap up warm and explore the Weston estate including a walk around Enchanted Weston – our illuminated forest experience.  Festive nibbles and…

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Christmas Carols & Lunch

December 15
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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The “Castle Belles” return to Weston with their entertaining twist on carols and festive songs to get you in the festive spirit.  Following the performance in St Andrews Church a four-course lunch will be served in the House. Following lunch you can enjoy a walk through the formal gardens and parkland. Carol service starts at 12noon, followed by lunch in the House at 1:30pm. £45 per person   Pre-booking is required by calling Emily on 01952 852105 or e-mail: emily.dyer@weston-park.com Christmas Carols &…

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Christmas Dine & Stay

December 20
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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The House at Weston is an exclusive hire venue, usually only available on a private hire basis. The house opens its doors at Christmas for our special dine and stay events allowing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing stay in the House. Your bedroom will be ready from 2pm so you can make yourself at home or wrap up warm and explore the Weston estate including a walk around Enchanted Weston - our illuminated forest experience.  Festive nibbles and…

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