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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)

Coplestone and the Peculiar Potions: Halloween Trail

Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, TA2 8LG
24
Oct 2020
01
Nov 2020
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Hestercombe’s family garden trails are back this October half-term, and it’s time to find out what crazy concoction could Mrs. Bampfylde be cooking up in her cauldron!

Join the intrepid Coplestone on a Halloween walk through the gardens as you keep an eye out for the special ingredients needed to complete his mother’s mysterious potion – from sweet honeycomb near the Hestercombe beehives, to a suspicious pink liquid by the Witch’s Hut…

When you’re done, head back to the plant centre for a special Halloween reward. Suitable for children aged 3+

This trail is safe for the purposes of limiting the spread of COVID-19. Please be sure to observe social distancing as you complete the trail, and avoid touching any signs. Hand sanitiser will be in ample supply at the Visitor Centre.

Tickets
Only £1 per Halloween trail, plus normal admission (free for members)
Become a Hestercombe member from as little as £3.29 per month.
Please book your garden admission tickets before you arrive via hestercombe.com

Family saver tickets and other concessions are available.

Dates & Times
Saturday 24th October until Sunday 1st November (closed Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th October), 10am - 6pm (last entry 3.30pm)

Trail (per child): £1.00 | Garden admission: child: £6.65 | Garden admission: adult: £13.30 | Family (1A, 3C): £20.00 | Family (2A, 3C): £33.00

Spooky Afternoon Tea

Brighton Road, Lower Beeding, Horsham, RH13 6PP
28
Oct 2020
01
Nov 2020
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The Halloween Afternoon Tea menu includes seasonal treats, such as pumpkin tartlets, finger sand’witches’, enchanted pastries, themed cakes and, of course, scones with clotted cream brought to you by Michelin star Chef Jean Delport and his team.

Be treated, not tricked with our spooky take on this quintessentially British tradition.

Classic Afternoon Tea: £45.00 | Childrens Afternoon Tea: £23.00 | Savoury Afternoon Tea: £55.00

Spa Pamper Night

Minster Mill, Oxfordshire, OX29 0RN
06
Feb 2020
05
Nov 2020
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Join us at the beautiful Garden Spa for an evening of pure indulgence and pampering.

Relax and unwind with full use of our spa facilities, including the indoor heated plunge pool, poolside rock sauna and aroma steam room. Indulge in a mini spa treatment before enjoying a glass of fizz and canapés around the fire pit and even take home an ESPA goody bag!

Ticket: £45.00

Festive Canapé & Cocktail Masterclass

Minster Mill, Oxfordshire, OX29 0RN
11:30 - 14:30
03
Dec 2020

Ready for the festive party season, join our Regional Executive Chef for an expert masterclass of how to create the perfect festive canapés. Learn how to craft a selection of these delicious appetisers alongside a cocktail making demonstration, followed by a superb four-course lunch.

Ticket: £50.00

Halloween Shriek Week at Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park, Alfriston, BN26 5QS
24
Oct 2020
01
Nov 2020
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Come and join the frightful fun as Druillas launches another family friendly Halloween! Get ready to come face-to-face with g-g-ghosts, ghouls, witches and more at their fang-tastic Shriek Week! Keep your eyes peeled for the mummy lurking in Mungo’s Maze and get ready for a new for 2020 surprise! On 27th, 28th and 29th November, a Sugar Skull witch will be let loose on her Segway to roam around Drusillas! There’s plenty of light-hearted spooky fun to keep your little horrors half term happy! Also, scuttle along to the Discovery Centre between 10:30 and 4:30pm for some creepy crawly encounters throughout the week and meet some amazing mini monsters. The Discovery Centre will be swarming with weird insects, slimy molluscs, scary spiders and experts from the zoo team will be on hand to answer your questions.
Admission from: £20.50

Eerie Explorers - October half term at Pensthorpe

Fakenham Road, Fakenham, NR21 0LN
22
Oct 2020
01
Nov 2020
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This family-friendly Halloween-themed event encourages children, their parents and grandparents to discover the grim and gruesome side of nature, from creepy crawlies to the sinister sounds you hear outdoors. Join Pensthorpe Natural Park for a wildlife-themed Halloween trail and scavenger hunt, which will force you to wander the nature reserve and gardens, looking behind you at all times and being careful not to wake sleeping predators that lurk in our hedgerows, trees and grasslands. A prize awaits you when you complete the trail!

Get into the Halloween spirit, explore the natural world deeper and find bugs and critters lurking around every corner. 

For serious thrills and spills pay a visit to wicked WildRootz, our award winning outdoor adventure play area packed with dens, tunnels, towers and zip-wires!

Adult: £12.95 | Child (3-16yrs): £11.95 | Senior (60+): £11.95

Welwyn Garden City: By Wisdom and Design

Bush Hall Lane, Hatfield, AL9 5PD
19
Feb 2020
24
Jan 2021
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CANCELLED 19/03/2020

Coronavirus: In light of the latest government advice, we have decided to close all of our galleries, the mill and Welwyn Roman Baths to the public until further notice.

We have also suspended our cream tea service from this Sunday and have cancelled our events until at least May 31st. This includes all toddler sessions, Easter and May holiday activities, workshops and annual events.

We are currently taking flour pre-orders for collection at a later date but, due to high demand, we cannot guarantee collection times. We are limiting each customer to 12kg each, in any combination.

Please see our website https://www.millgreenmuseum.co.uk/ or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/millgreenmillandmuseum/ for updates.

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In our new exhibition, Welwyn Garden City: By Wisdom and Design, we will be looking at how Ebenezer Howard's vision was put into practice by the founders of the Second Garden City Company and in particular the lead architect Louis de Soisson. It is a chance to see objects from Welwyn Hatfield's museum collection as well as some loaned original material from Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies (HALS) and the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation relating to the foundation and early years of Welwyn Garden City.

Howard's Vision
Howard wanted to create a place which embodied the best elements of town living, without the poor conditions that the industrial revolution had produced, and combine them with the benefits of country living. A marriage of town and country: a Garden City.

Admission:
Children (aged 2 to 16) - 50p
Adult - £3.50
The exhibition is open until Sunday 24th January 2021 at the following times:
Tuesday - Thursday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays: 2pm - 5pm
Bank Holidays: Open 2pm - 5pm
Monday, Friday, Saturday: Closed

27
Nov 2020
31
Dec 2020
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Every year we decorate Candlelight Cottage for Christmas from 1st December. Come for a pre Christmas break and soak up the festive atmosphere. Find last minute presents and delicious local food and drink at the Christmas markets, experience carol singing in the caves at Castleton, marvel at this year's themed decorations at Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall or simply enjoy the fact that you have got the beautiful Peak District winter landscape to yourself. However you fill your days, there will be a warm and cosy cottage to greet you when you get back.

Christmas Wreath Arranging

Minster Mill, Oxfordshire, OX29 0RN
10:30 - 13:30
26
Nov 2020

Join us for a Christmas wreath arranging masterclass demonstrating how to put together a stunning Christmas wreath to enjoy throughout the festive season. You'll be welcomed with tea and coffee before you learn how to create your own wreath, followed by a sumptuous full afternoon tea.

Ticket: £65.00

Festive Canapé & Cocktail Masterclass

Minster Mill, Oxfordshire, OX29 0RN
11:30 - 14:30
03
Dec 2020

Ready for the festive party season, join our Regional Executive Chef for an expert masterclass of how to create the perfect festive canapés. Learn how to craft a selection of these delicious appetisers alongside a cocktail making demonstration, followed by a superb four-course lunch.

Ticket: £50.00

Clovelly Herring Festival Cancelled

Clovelly, Bideford, EX39 5TA
10:00 - 16:00
15
Nov 2020

Clovelly Herring Festival always falls in November. It’s the time of year when our historic village celebrates the coming of the great “Silver Darlings”, better known as herring. We celebrate and promote this tasty, nutritious fish whilst supporting sustainable fishing. The Maritime historian and writer, Mike Smylie, attends with his “Kipperland” exhibition, which is devoted to the history of all things herring. Mike also turns the herring into delicate-tasting kippers and bloaters in his smokehouse for sale. Flaxland will provide their exhibitions and demonstrations. An opportunity to discover how the flax plant is used to make a vast range of goods. On the quay, kitchens serve a variety of delicious herring specialities along with beer, gin and cider tastings, local food and craft stalls. And throughout the day there will be live music, street entertainers, face-painting, art workshop, an exhibition of Clovelly herring fishing, tasters & recipes, and children's activities.

Leonardslee Illuminated

Brighton Road, Lower Beeding, Horsham, RH13 6PP
04
Dec 2020
22
Dec 2020
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Explore the magical, illuminated gardens as you follow a trail awash with light, sound, colour and festive cheer.

A spellbinding experience for the whole family on a crisp winter’s evening.

Featuring

  • Enchanting outdoor Christmas light & lantern displays throughout the gardens;
  • A silver moon floats above the lake
  • Large scale projections onto Leonardslee House
  • Musical and theatrical performances

 

Christmas Market

Shop in a festive market offering a mixture of artisan produce, Christmas decorations, ornaments, real Christmas trees, unique gift ideas and stocking fillers - there’s something for the whole family.

Victorian Vintage Funfair

Don’t miss out on the fun of the fairground rides before or after embarking on the illuminated woodland trail.

Rides operate from 4:00pm - 9:30pm

Fairground rides may be purchased on the night.

 

Adult: £16.00 | Child: £8.00 | Child under the age of 2: FREE
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