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Event Venues UK Overview

Here you will find a calendar of our top occasions and experiences found across Britain. To make your life that bit easier, we have complied a list of popular categories for you to browse at your leisure. Whether you are searching for the perfect inspiration for your wedding, fancy a trip to the theatre or crave a cultural art exhibition, Britain’s Finest has you covered.

Current and Upcoming Events (1/12)

Plant Hunters' Fair

Congleton Rd, Siddington, Macclesfield, SK11 9JY
10:00 - 16:00
16
Aug 2020

Wonderful new Summer Plant Hunters’ Fair with entry to the Plant Fair and Gardens at the special half price rate of just £3.50! (Children 5-16 years old: £1.50)

Why not bring your friends and family to make a day of it.

It’s just the right time to pick up some late flowering plants to give your garden a boost and we know that the nurseries will have just the right plant to set your summer garden ablaze with colour or to add a sparkle to a shady spot, plus lots of expert knowledge on hand to help you choose the best plants for your own unique garden.

For full details of nurseries attending please see www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk

The Hall is also open 12pm-4pm: £3.00 special reduced rate for this event. (Children 5-16 years old: £1.00)

Free parking

Adult: £3.50 | Children (5-16yrs): £1.50

Meet Peppa Pig at Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park, Alfriston, BN26 5QS
10:00 - 16:00
12
Aug 2020
Join in the excitement and snorts of laughter as the lovable Peppa Pig embarks on a Drusillas Park adventure. The cheeky piggy will be making appearances at various intervals throughout the day.
Admission from:: £20.50

Landscape Painting Summer School

Congleton Rd, Siddington, Macclesfield, SK11 9JY
10
Aug 2020
14
Aug 2020
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Join us in the grounds of Capesthorne Hall for a landscape painting summer school with Charles Hickson. Aimed at all levels, from novice to experienced artist.

The course references other painters and the artist’s own work in order to stimulate activity. Sessions begin with a demonstration by the artist covering composition, starting the painting, brush techniques and colour mixing.

Subjects include: buildings and structures; with guidance on viewpoint and perspective. trees and plants; to include colour mixing. skies and all the basic elements of a landscape composition. A variety of media will be covered, from pencil. charcoal, ink and wash through to watercolour, acrylic and mixed media.

Specific sessions during the week covering:

Tree studies in pencil, charcoal and pastel.

Trees in context with surroundings in watercolour.

Buildings or building detail – basic perspective and mark making.

Selective composition placing a building into its environment.

Plants in detail – study sheet of varieties & species.

Identifying a plant’s unique character – watercolour / oil / ink and wash.

Pen and ink study of landscape.

Pastel drawing of an alternative panoramic landscape.

Putting it all together.

Painting in watercolour showing detail versus a contrasting looser background of brush strokes.

Completing the painting followed by group critique of the weeks work.

To book your place and enquire about prices please contact Charles – www.charleshickson.co.uk . Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

5 Day Price: £180.00

Chatsworth House All Year Round Event

Portland House, Matlock Bath, Matlock Bath, DE4 3PX
05
Mar 2019
31
Mar 2021
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Visit Britain's top stately home and see why it has been voted the nation's favourite with country fairs, music and theatrical shows, stunning gardens, children's farmyard and play ground and the fun maze...
FREE: FREE

Sherlock Holmes (Open-air)

Smallhythe, Tenterden, TN30 7NG
Performance by The Pantaloons (Group)
18:30 - 20:30
19
Aug 2020

How can one show with just four actors possibly contain so much action and adventure? Elementary, my dear! The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company put dynamic detective duo Holmes and Watson through their paces as they tackle their most fiendish case yet in this delightfully inventive and hilarious show for all ages featuring live music, audience interaction and more mystery than you can shake a magnifying glass at. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it!

“A production of ingenuity, verve and wit… hilarious! * * * * *” Oxford Times

Gardens open at 5.45pm for picnics.

Adult: £16.00 | Child: £10.00

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Smallhythe, Tenterden, TN30 7NG
Performance by East 15 Acting School (Group)
19:30 - 21:45
26
Jun 2020

In a story of jealousy, lies, marriage and wealth, the talented second year students from East 15 Acting School bring you one of Shakespeare’s less frequently performed classic comedies.

Adult: £13.00 | Child/Student: £11.00

SUPERSIZED!

Thompson's Lane, Colden Common, Winchester, SO21 1JH
04
Apr 2020
03
Sep 2020
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April 2020 will see an exciting new addition at Marwell Zoo… the world exclusive toy brick event: SUPERSIZED! The brand-new immersive adventure has been created with more than two million toy bricks and will include some of the deadliest and most deceptive creatures in the world, all blown up to enormous proportions. Follow the trail to discover more about each species and break the myth of these often-misunderstood creatures. The larger than life brick adventure features up to 40 astonishing models of real-life creatures with an explosion of colour and size. From sneaky predators such as the fearless honey badger and venomous blue-ringed octopus, to the aptly named assassin bug, all creatures have been chosen for their colourful appearance in nature, unusual natural abilities and because they can be magnified to an eye-popping size. Guests will also be able to play games, build their own models and create toy brick graffiti. The creative geniuses at BRICKLIVE say it will take their team of professional builders more than 10,000 hours to create the exclusive event. The event will be on display at the zoo from 4 April to 3 September 2020. SUPERSIZED! will be included with general admission. Ticket prices cost from £18 per child (3-16 years) and £22 per adult, which include an optional donation. Children aged 2 and under go free and every penny spent at Marwell helps the charity support the zoo and its conservation projects in the UK and overseas.
Adult: £22.00 | Child: £18.00 | Family: £76.00

Meet Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol at Drusillas!

Drusillas Park, Alfriston, BN26 5QS
10:00 - 16:00
29
Jul 2020
PAW Patrol is on a roll! Get ready for action as two of PAW Patrol's finest recruits, Chase and Marshall, return to Drusillas Park. The heroic pups will be appearing in the Events Arena at intervals throughout the day. You’d be barking mad to miss it!
Admission from:: £20.50

Grease Tribute Evening

Moor Hall Drive, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, B75 6LN
19:00 - 22:30
29
May 2020

Do you have chills? Are they multiplying? Our new tribute to Grease will take you back in time and make you feel part of ’Rydell High’. 

This fantastic show has just the right mix of high energy routines, comedy action, audience participation and great live vocals! So whether you want to sing along to “Summer Nights” and “You’re the one that I want” or do the “hand jive, baby”, there’s something for everyone

Please let us know any dietary requirements at the time of booking. Please note that parties of fewer than 8 may be seated at large tables with other guests. Over 18s only. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. This event is not affiliated with “Grease”.

Menu

Cured venison, pork belly, green peppercorn and red onion marmalade terrine, baby leaf salad, apple puree
Cream of cauliflower soup, lightly curried fritter
Goat's cheese and sun dried tomato tart, rocket salad (v)

Corn fed chicken supreme, wrapped in smoked bacon, potato gratin, wild mushroom sauce
Sea bass fillet, crushed new potatoes, lemon butter sauce
Sweet potato and spinach suet pudding, cream sauce (v)

Main courses are served with a selection of fresh seasonal vegetables

Manchester tart, fruit compote (v)
Bread and butter pudding, vanilla custard (v)
Chocolate truffle torte, honeycomb ice cream (v)

Tea or coffee and chocolates

Please let us know any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Per person: £47.00

WEDDING INSPIRATION DAY

Maunsel Rd, North Newton, Bridgwater, TA7 0BS
11:00 - 15:00
14
Jun 2020

Dedicated to newly engaged couples and those beginning their wedding journey.

We bring you our first Wedding Inspiration Day of the year together with a talented group of creative wedding experts all on hand to help guide, inspire and excite you.

Our Wedding Inspiration Day will be filled with ideas, expert wedding day advice and pretty details too, also, to help guide you in the right direction you will have the opportunity to meet with our friendly wedding and events team who will be on hand to discuss details on planning weddings here at Maunsel House.

Enjoy a guided walk through our unique, wildly romantic country house, whilst embracing the luxurious splendor of our regency ballroom and the natural beauty of our garden pergola, both of which will be styled and dressed beautifully to showcase a wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast.

Throughout your visit you will also get the chance to meet with our preferred wedding suppliers ranging from florists, cake designers, stylist, wedding attire specialist, jewellery designers, and photographers too.

No appointments necessary. Just a lovely glass of prosecco on arrival!

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Open-air)

Smallhythe, Tenterden, TN30 7NG
Performance by Changeling Theatre Company (Group)
18:30 - 20:30
13
Jul 2020

“The course of true love never did run smooth”
On Midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves in an enchanted and mysterious forest, ruled by prying pixies and feuding fairies. The Fairy King and Queen are at war and keen but clueless amateur actors Bottom, Quince and friends are putting on a play. Mischievous fairy Puck is up to no good, playing tricks on them all in a magical comic tale where the course of true love is well and truly scuppered…

Think gothic fantasy meets RuPaul‘s Drag Race,  A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be another unmissable Changeling production. A funny, fantastical feast for the senses that will delight all ages.

Adult: £16.00 | Child: £10.00

Ascot Ladies Day Lunch

Moor Hall Drive, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, B75 6LN
12:00 - 17:00
18
Jun 2020

Celebrate the world’s most glamorous race at our Ascot Ladies’ Day Lunch!

You’ll enjoy a superb three course lunch followed by an afternoon at the races, courtesy of big screens, plus tea and scones in the afternoon. A bookmaker will be on hand to help you place your bets and you are encouraged to dress up to the nines!

Moor Hall have been hosting our Ascot Ladies’ Day Lunches for over 10 years and we love welcoming guests to this very special lunch. It’s the best way to experience all the fun of the races (without actually being there!) There will be big screens to see all the racing action and a bookmaker on hand to help you place your bets. We often get asked if men are allowed to attend - and yes, of course!

£5 from the sale of each ticket includes a voluntary donation to our chosen charity

Menu

Starters:

Gin cured salmon, compressed cucumber, pickled mooli, lemon oil
Trio of melon, gin sorbet (v)
Duck liver pâté, poached pear, cherry purée, toasted sourdough

Mains:

Corn fed chicken breast, stuffed with sage and onion, black truffle mash, braised chicory, olive crumb, veal reduction
Steamed cod, lightly spiced mussels, carrot chowder
Fig and honey tart, warm potato salad (v)

Main courses are served with a selection of fresh seasonal vegetables

Desserts:

A selection of 4 local cheeses, fruit chutney, biscuits, grapes, celery (v)
Orange and treacle tart, Cointreau Crème fraîche (v)
Broken lemon meringue, lemon textures (v)

Tea or coffee and petit fours

Cream Tea

Tea and scones will be served later on in the afternoon.

Please let us know any dietary requirements at the time of booking. Due to the nature of our business we cannot guarantee that food prepared on these premises is free from allergenic ingredients. Please note that parties of fewer than 8 may be seated at large tables with other guests. Over 16s only. Deposits are non - refundable and non - transferable.

Per person: £72.50
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