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August 2019

Victorious Exhibition

1st August 2019 - 26th September 2019
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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Victorious is an exciting two month long exhibition celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria. Weston Park enjoyed a strong connection with Queen Victoria, as the 3rd Earl Bradford was Master of the Horse and Prime Minister Disraeli was a close family friend. The exhibition will explore this close relationship and celebrate Queen Victoria's reign using the unique historic collection here at Weston Park.   Queen Victoria’s reign was a time of immense social, economic and artistic…

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Behind the Scenes Tour

18th August 2019
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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Afternoon Tea – Behind the Scenes

18th August 2019
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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Afternoon Tea – Behind the Scenes

25th August 2019
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

1st September 2019
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

1st September 2019
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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Victorian Gardens Tour and Afternoon Tea

8th September 2019
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

14th September 2019 - 15th September 2019
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. Beer in the Park  Why not head over to "Beer in the Park" just in front of the House…

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Thump of the Tale – Ruth Buchanan and Julie Cross

28th September 2019 - 30th October 2019
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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Thump of the Tale

28th September 2019 - 30th October 2019
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

6th October 2019
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

12th October 2019 - 13th October 2019
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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Halloween Half Term Opening

26th October 2019 - 2nd November 2019
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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Saturday 26th October – Saturday 2nd November Join us for spooky half term fun at Weston Park! 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. Follow a spooky Halloween trail around the woodland. Kids can get creative with do-it-yourself creepy crafts for all ages, and carve their very own peculiar pumpkins to take home. What’s on and timings: Woodland Adventure…

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Autumn Walk

27th October 2019
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

Imagine….

1st November 2019 - 28th November 2019
Granary Art Gallery

Penny and David were college students and this is the first time they have exhibited together, Penny having moved from Photography to Art based imagery and David experimenting photographically in monochrome and colour as well as taking up a major role in Academia. Both abstract their source material from nature but in very different ways. David in his College days heavily influenced by the strong graphic use of monochrome by such photographers as Bill Brandt, and continuing to find subjects…

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Appointment with Murder – Peril at Weston Park!

9th November 2019 - 10th November 2019

You are invited to enjoy an overnight stay, with a twist that’s worthy of any Agatha Christie classic, at Weston Park this Autumn. A dastardly crime, a country house cut off from the outside world and the possibility of the murderer striking again. As guests at Sir Montague Cowley’s birthday dinner you will be called on to solve the crime. Is this a murder of passion, revenge or jealousy? Will everyone turn up for breakfast the following morning? Is Dr…

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Ensemble La Notte

24th November 2019
Weston Park, Weston Park
Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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Following performances that have met with critical acclaim on Radio 3, Weston Park is delighted to welcome Ensemble La Notte for a winter’s evening concert of German and Italian baroque music. Having begun life in 2018 as a trio with core members Kate Allsop (recorders), Mark Wilson (bassoons) and William Peart (keyboards), Ensemble La Notte often expand into a larger group to explore other repertoire. Join us on the last Sunday in November as the Ensemble banish the English dusk…

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Kickass Endurance

24th November 2019
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

Festive Afternoon Teas – Sold Out

7th December 2019 - 8th December 2019
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 3pm and must be pre booked Festive Afternoon Tea includes, Afternoon Tea…

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Christmas Dine & Stay

13th December 2019
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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