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Chatsworth House All Year Round Event

Portland House c1870, 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

FIA European Finals

Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough, NN29 7XA
10
Sep 2020
13
Sep 2020
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The final round of the acclaimed European Drag Racing Championship, ‘The European Finals’ is the climax to the 2020 FIA/FIM race season. This televised final is where racers put it all on the line to decide who claims the crown! This event exemplifies the very greatest, fastest, loudest and craziest spectacles in drag racing as the most brutal machines in Europe pit themselves head to head over an entire weekend of epic rubber burning, nitro-snorting insanity! The Friday night Nitro session gives a rare opportunity to watch the awesome 300mph Top Fuel Dragster blasting up the strip in under 5 seconds under the cover of darkness. The European Finals exhibits the right combination of cars and bikes to keep even the most die-hard of drag racing fans gripped with excitement and screaming for more. Don’t miss out – get it in your diary now!
Adult tickets from: £35.00

Plant Hunters Fair

Siddington, Congleton Rd, Macclesfield, SK11 9JY
10:00 - 16:00
16
Aug 2020
The plant fair will be sited in front of the magnificent backdrop of the Hall and the entry charge will include access to the picturesque gardens. The Hall will also be open (separate charge). Dogs on leads welcome in the fair and, for this event only, in gardens on paths only.
Palnt Fair and Gardens: £3.50

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

Hello Kitty Meet And Greet At Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park, Alfriston, BN26 5QS
20
Feb 2020
30
Oct 2020
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Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Meet and greet opportunities will operate at intervals throughout the day. Meet her as part of the entry price.
Admission starts from:: £20.50

See Hey Duggee at Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park, Alfriston, BN26 5QS
27
May 2020
05
Aug 2020
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A-WOOF! Calling all squirrels! Hey Duggee will be appearing at Drusillas Park! Head down to our events arena at intervals throughout the day for a ‘DUGGEE HUG’! Included in admission price.
Admission from:: £20.50

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

Meet Spider-Man at Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park, Alfriston, BN26 5QS
10:00 - 16:00
19
Aug 2020
Weaving a web of excitement the Amazing Spider-Man spins into action at Drusillas Park. The crime-fighting crusader will be launching his web-slinging fun and Super Hero antics during meet and greet appearances throughout the day.
Admission from:: £20.50

Meet The Gruffalo at Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park, Alfriston, BN26 5QS
10:00 - 16:00
26
Aug 2020
“Oh help! Oh no! It’s a gruffalo!” Come to Drusillas Park and see the mystical monster who lives in the deep dark wood. The fearsome favourite will be meeting brave visitors in the Events Arena at intervals throughout the day.
Admission from:: £20.50

Meet the Abominable Snowman at Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park, Alfriston, BN26 5QS
10:00 - 16:00
02
Sep 2020
Let lose in the maze, the Abominable Snowman has been woken from his slumber and he’s looking for the pesky explorer’s who disturbed him! You better step lightly as you travel through Mungo’s Maze…the Abominable Snowman is cranky and he’s looking for you! Come and meet the Abominable Snowman in Mungo’s Adventure Maze at intervals throughout the day. Included in admission price.
Admission from:: £20.50

Spider Saturday at Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park, Alfriston, BN26 5QS
10:00 - 16:00
10
Oct 2020
Spider experts from the British Tarantula Society will be displaying some of their most commonly feared animals in the Discovery Centre. The aim of the day is to try and change the public perception of these much maligned creatures, as well as being fun and informative.
Admission from : £20.50

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

Christmas at Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park, Alfriston, BN26 5QS
21
Nov 2020
23
Dec 2020
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Experience the winter magic first-hand at Drusillas Park this year! We’ve hung up our stockings by our chimney with care, in the knowledge that Saint Nick soon will be there! Bring your little monkeys to visit Santa Claus in his cosy Christmas Cottage, meet our lovable husky dogs in the husky ice cave, sample some festive food and drink and marvel at our giant Christmas tree. Don't forget you need to book your Santa tickets online in advance!

Running Break 2020

Ragdale Village, Melton Mowbray, LE14 3PB
17
Sep 2020
19
Sep 2020
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Whether you’d like to aim for next year’s marathon or would like to take on your first 5k, our Running Break will set you off on the right foot. This break will be led by Michelle Read, an experienced fitness instructor, personal trainer and running enthusiast with more than 20 marathons to her name! Part of a small group, you’ll be guided through preparation, post-run techniques and a range of runs tailored to your ability. Over three days you’ll take part in a variety of workshops designed to help you minimise injury and prepare your body for training, receive expert advice on the right nutrition, training techniques and plan for you, and enjoy a motivational talk with self-help tips, while also taking part in a mix of runs of varying distance and pace. The two-night break includes: – Arrival at 2pm on Thursday for your first session at 3pm – A mix of runs of varying distance and pace – All meals including three course buffet lunch and three course dinner, with breakfast served to your room or the Verandah Bar. – Plus the choice of two 25-minute treatments from: • Soothing Back Massage • Conditioning Foot Treatment • Conditioning Hand Treatment • Tension Release Scalp Therapy To ensure you leave feeling completely refreshed and revived, you’ll also have full access to all facilities, including the Rooftop Infinity Pool, multi-million-pound Thermal Spa, indoor and outdoor pools, gym, full timetable of fitness classes, and newly refurbished exercise pool.

Real Life Yoga Breaks (with Meg Jackson 2020)

Ragdale Village, Melton Mowbray, LE14 3PB
14
May 2020
05
Sep 2020
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Feel like you’re stuck in a yoga rut? Know your Surya namaskar from your Savasana but need a bit more? Want to start developing your existing practice and add a bit of ‘oomph’ to your asana? If you’ve been practising consistently for at least six months, this is the perfect yoga break for you. Join founder of Real Life Yoga, Meg Jackson, to start ‘building on the basics’ and start challenging your body (and your mind) a little bit more. Or for the more advanced Yoga practicioner, Join Meg on 'Finding your flow' and dive into the world of vinyasa yoga. Each Real Life Yoga Break includes: – Welcome and introduction to the Break by Meg Jackson, including how to get the most from it and seven yoga sessions with Meg. – Choice of two 25-minute treatments from: • Soothing Back Massage • Conditioning Foot Treatment • Conditioning Hand Treatment • Tension Release Scalp Therapy – All meals including breakfast served to your room, three-course lunch and three-course dinner. – You will also receive a Real Life Yoga pack with tips and hints on enhancing the effects of the break once at home. – 2.00pm arrival on day one, departure on last day is at 2.00pm – Full use of all Ragdale’s facilities including Thermal Spa, gym and exercise classes as listed under What’s included in every visit.

Dancercise Break

Ragdale Village, Melton Mowbray, LE14 3PB
02
Apr 2020
28
Oct 2020
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If Body Pump leaves you feeling deflated and Body Combat has you fighting to get away, then why not join us for a unique dance break in the luxury surroundings for which we’re so renowned. This two-night break promises to be just the inspiration you need to help you on the journey to a fitter, slimmer you, while having fun every (quick) step of the way! The package includes: • Check in from 2pm on Thursday ready for your first session at 3pm • A programme of specially designed dance-based classes that are not normally available at Ragdale Hall (or elsewhere) • The opportunity to join our many other dance-based classes on the regular timetable • Accommodation, breakfast served in your room, three course buffet lunch and three course dinner and use of all the Hall’s facilities including the Thermal Spa, pools, spa facilities and gym. • The choice of a 40-minute treatment from: Ragdale Prescription Facial or Classic Manicure or Calming Back and Scalp Massage.

Pilates Break

Ragdale Village, Melton Mowbray, LE14 3PB
02
Jul 2020
29
Sep 2020
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We welcome you to join a small select group for a two-night Pilates Break at Ragdale Hall Spa, led by one of our experienced teachers including renowned Pilates industry expert, Cherry Baker. The two-night break includes: – Arrival at 2pm on Thursday for your first session at 3pm – Opening session setting the scene for the break – Four varied Pilates sessions – All meals including three course buffet lunch and three course dinner, with breakfast served to your room or the Verandah Bar. – Plus the choice of two 25-minute treatments from: • Soothing Back Massage • Conditioning Foot Treatment • Conditioning Hand Treatment • Tension Release Scalp Therapy

The Jungle Book (Open-air)

Smallhythe, Tenterden, TN30 7NG
Performance by Immersion Theatre Company (Group)
18:30 - 20:00
08
Aug 2020

Immersion’s highly anticipated family musical!

This fast-paced, larger-than-life production contains all the ingredients Immersion’s loyal audiences have come to love and expect, including a laugh out loud script, heaps of audience interaction, a host of catchy songs, unforgettable characters, and maybe even the odd water gun or two!

Funny, exciting, and wildly entertaining, this vibrant musical will have audiences howling with laughter; The perfect treat for the whole family. Ages 4+

The gardens open for picnics at 5.45pm.

Adult: £16.00 | Child: £10.00

The Three Musketeers

Smallhythe, Tenterden, TN30 7NG
Performance by This Is My Theatre (Group)
19:30 - 21:00
14
Aug 2020

“All for one and one for all!”

When young D’Artagnan travels to Paris to join the king’s musketeers he uncovers a plot to discredit Queen Anne in the eyes of King Louis XIII and the country.

With Athos, Porthos and Aramis, D’Artagnon now must help to defeat the evil Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter, but their quest will not be easy…

Join us as we bring this action filled adventure to life in a lively staging of this much-loved novel complete with unexpected plot twists, romance and of course epic fights!

All: £15.50

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 Pirates of Penzance (Opera)

Smallhythe, Tenterden, TN30 7NG
Performance by Opera Anywhere (Group)
26
Aug 2020
27
Aug 2020
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An unfortunate case of mishearing initiates the plot for The Pirates of Penzance, resulting in a dramatic change of direction for Frederic who sets course to become a pirate rather than a ‘pilot’! The twists and turns of this classic operetta unfold with ingenious characters, sublime lyrics and some of the best-known songs in opera!

All: £18.00

Romeo and Juilet (2.30 and 7.30pm)

Smallhythe, Tenterden, TN30 7NG
Performance by The Three Inch Fools (Group)
19:30 - 21:50
13
Sep 2020

Five actors, with all manner of musical instruments, present an inventive take on Shakespeare’s ROMEO & JULIET.

This summer, The Three Inch Fools will be bringing their new production of ROMEO & JULIET to the Barn Theatre at Smallhythe Place. Prepare for a carnival of passion and imagination, as The Fools present the world’s best-known love story in this beautiful intimate theatre.

This infamous play will be getting the full Three Inch Fools treatment: live music-making, deft physicality and vibrant story-telling. Expect fast-paced drama, plenty of musical instruments and many a quick costume change along the way!

All: £15.50

Comedy at the Barn: Sophie Duker, Travis Jay & Jack Barry

Smallhythe, Tenterden, TN30 7NG
19:30 - 21:00
03
Oct 2020

Stand-up comedians Sophie Duker, Travis Jay and Jack Barry join us for an evening of laughter at the Barn Theatre. Strong language, suitable for ages 15+ (with parental discretion). Tickets available online and from the property.

All: £17.00

Wedding Open Day

Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7RH
12:00 - 16:00
20
Sep 2020

Start planning your big day at Careys Manor Hotel - the last word in luxury wedding venues in Hampshire.

From midday, we will be opening up our doors to give you the chance to explore our beautiful manor house wedding venue.  Join us for a glass of prosecco and meet our experienced wedding coordinator, Françoise Gysemans and her team of wedding experts. Her hand-picked selection of wedding suppliers will be available to answer all your questions and bring those Pinterest boards to life! 

In the pretty village of Brockenhurst, Hampshire wedding venue Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa nestles amongst the ancient trees of the New Forest National Park. This Victorian manor house is full of historic charm and has stood as the most idyllic backdrop to thousands of love stories and will make the dream setting for the beginning of yours.

From the beauty of our quintessentially English gardens and grand oak staircase to instagrammable food and an incredible spa, you and your guests will create memories to cherish forever.

We believe your wedding should be as individual as you are. At Careys Manor we hold only one wedding a day so you and your guests can receive our undivided attention and feel like the most important people in the world that day. Our friendly team of wedding experts will be on hand to ensure you’ll have everything you need to enjoy every moment of your special day, safe in the knowledge that absolutely everything is taken care of.

Battle of the Chefs at Minster Mill

Minster Mill, Oxfordshire, OX29 0RN
19:30 - 22:30
20
Aug 2020

Award-winning chefs from across the Andrew Brownsword Hotels collection of properties will come together to share their signature dishes in an evening of culinary competition. Minster Mill's Head Chef is joined by the Executive Chef of Amberley Castle to create a delicious six-course tasting menu showcasing their favourite dishes and techniques.

Each of our talented chefs will create three courses championing their signature style and guests will then be invited to vote for their preferred course to crown their favourite chef! Join us for a unique opportunity to enjoy delicious dishes from two award-winning chefs in one evening.

Ticket: £100.00

Riverside Fishing Experience & Lunch

Minster Mill, Oxfordshire, OX29 0RN
10:00 - 13:00
08
Sep 2020

Enjoy a day of excellent fishing along the River Windrush. The hotel has a mile of private fishing banks, with slow and fast water for exceptionally good fly and coarse fishing, and our experienced ghillie will be on hand to show you the ropes throughout the morning.

Afterwards, relax beside the River Windrush and savour a luxury picnic prepared by Minster Mill’s team of talented chefs.

Ticket: £60.00

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

Christmas Carols & Afternoon Tea

Minster Mill, Oxfordshire, OX29 0RN
15:00 - 18:00
20
Dec 2020

Arrive to a sumptuous full afternoon tea with a glass of warming mulled wine before getting into the Christmas spirit with a festive carol concert performed by a talented local choir.

Adults: £25.00 | Children: £15.00

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

Battle of the Chefs at Minster Mill

Minster Mill, Oxfordshire, OX29 0RN
19:30 - 22:30
20
Aug 2020

Award-winning chefs from across the Andrew Brownsword Hotels collection of properties will come together to share their signature dishes in an evening of culinary competition. Minster Mill's Head Chef is joined by the Executive Chef of Amberley Castle to create a delicious six-course tasting menu showcasing their favourite dishes and techniques.

Each of our talented chefs will create three courses championing their signature style and guests will then be invited to vote for their preferred course to crown their favourite chef! Join us for a unique opportunity to enjoy delicious dishes from two award-winning chefs in one evening.

Ticket: £100.00

Riverside Fishing Experience & Lunch

Minster Mill, Oxfordshire, OX29 0RN
10:00 - 13:00
08
Sep 2020

Enjoy a day of excellent fishing along the River Windrush. The hotel has a mile of private fishing banks, with slow and fast water for exceptionally good fly and coarse fishing, and our experienced ghillie will be on hand to show you the ropes throughout the morning.

Afterwards, relax beside the River Windrush and savour a luxury picnic prepared by Minster Mill’s team of talented chefs.

Ticket: £60.00

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

Christmas Carols & Afternoon Tea

Minster Mill, Oxfordshire, OX29 0RN
15:00 - 18:00
20
Dec 2020

Arrive to a sumptuous full afternoon tea with a glass of warming mulled wine before getting into the Christmas spirit with a festive carol concert performed by a talented local choir.

Adults: £25.00 | Children: £15.00

Wedding Open Evening

Grooms Lane, Creaton, NN6 8NN
18:00 - 20:30
06
Aug 2020

6th August 2020 | 6pm - 8.30pm

Highgate House in Northamptonshire will be holding its Summer Open Evening on Thursday 6th August.

Between 6pm and 8.30pm, view the venue set up as it could be for your special day and meet the team who will be on hand for a friendly, informal chat and to offer ideas and suggestions as to how to create the perfect day tailored to you.

There will also be a handful of our recommended suppliers here to offer their services and inspire you.

Attendance is free but pre-registration is required and can be completed by clicking below.

1920s Prohibition Party

Lichfield Road, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, B76 9PR
19:00 - 00:00
25
Sep 2020

Let us sweep you back 100 years to celebrate the fun and excitement of the 1920s with our fabulously themed décor, live entertainment and a 3 course meal. Fancy dress welcomed! £34.95 per person. Call 01675 238 600 to book.

Adult ticket: £34.95

Masquerade Ball

Lichfield Road, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, B76 9PR
19:00 - 00:00
16
Oct 2020

Dress to impress for a night of elegance and mystery at our grand Masquerade Ball. This indulgent affair includes a 3 course meal and live music. £34.95 per person. Call 01675 238 600 or email [email protected] to book.

Adult ticket: £34.95

The Great Gatsby

Lichfield Road, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, B76 9PR
19:00 - 00:00
27
Nov 2020

Step back in time to the roaring ‘20s for a glamorous & extravagant evening, with our fabulously themed décor, live entertainment and a 3 course meal. Fancy dress welcomed! £59.95 per person. Call 01675 238 600 to book. 

Adult ticket: £59.95

Wedding Open Day

Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7RH
12:00 - 16:00
15
Nov 2020

Start planning your big day at Careys Manor Hotel - the last word in luxury wedding venues in Hampshire.

From midday, we will be opening up our doors to give you the chance to explore our beautiful manor house wedding venue, as part of the New Forest Wedding Showcase.  Meet our experienced wedding coordinator, Françoise Gysemans and her team of wedding experts. Her hand-picked selection of wedding suppliers will be available to answer all your questions and bring those Pinterest boards to life! 

In the pretty village of Brockenhurst, Hampshire wedding venue Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa nestles amongst the ancient trees of the New Forest National Park. This Victorian manor house is full of historic charm and has stood as the most idyllic backdrop to thousands of love stories and will make the dream setting for the beginning of yours.

From the beauty of our quintessentially English gardens and grand oak staircase to instagrammable food and an incredible spa, you and your guests will create memories to cherish forever.

We believe your wedding should be as individual as you are. At Careys Manor we hold only one wedding a day so you and your guests can receive our undivided attention and feel like the most important people in the world that day. Our friendly team of wedding experts will be on hand to ensure you’ll have everything you need to enjoy every moment of your special day, safe in the knowledge that absolutely everything is taken care of.

Wedding Fair

Moor Hall Drive, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, B75 6LN
11:00 - 14:00
20
Sep 2020

If you are involved in the planning of a wedding you should make a date to visit Moor Hall Hotel & Spa's next Wedding Fair on Sunday 20th September 2020. From 11am to 2pm a wide range of exhibitors will be on hand to help you organise your very special day. You can also meet our wedding co-ordinators who will be happy to show you our wedding reception rooms, the Bridal Suites, the Spa and our stunning photographic locations, including the unique and historic sunken garden.

Free admission & £100 worth of vouchers to be won!

Set in beautiful parkland, Moor Hall is a delightful four star country house hotel which offers an elegant setting for civil wedding ceremonies and receptions of 30 to 180 guests. Ask about our All Inclusive Wedding Package for 2020 from just £5,000!

Fashion Show at 1pm

One of the hightlights of our Wedding Fairs is the Fashion Show! Take a seat and see the very latest wedding dresses, mother of the bride outfits and men's formal suits.

Exhibitors

Flowers, stationery, honeymoons, photographs, wedding dresses, menswear, mother of the bride outfits, favours, wedding cars, jewellery, toastmaster, chair covers, entertainment, chocolate fountain, wedding videos, bridal beauty, cakes, gift list and much more!

The Gruffalo

2 Littlestone Road, New Romney, TN28 8PL
09:30 - 16:00
19
Sep 2020

The Gruffalo will be making personal appearances at intervals throughout the day.

Pre-booking is essential for our VIP departures at 9:40, 10:40, 11:40 and 12:40

Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Pre-booked special train tickets guarantee a seat on a VIP departure from Hythe to New Romney Station to see The Gruffalo. These tickets include a reserved seat from Hythe to New Romney and return travel on any train (subject to space being available) plus unlimited travel to other stations for that day, so why not make the most of your day and visit another of our stations with this flexible ticket?

There is a choice of Departures from Hythe to New Romney:

• 9:40, 10:40, 11:40 and 12:40

Advance online tickets include:

• Reserved seat on the VIP departure from Hythe Station to New Romney Station.

• Free parking at Hythe Station (subject to car park availability/capacity)

• Personal appearances from The Gruffalo at New Romney Stations at intervals on each day.

• Entrance to the Model Exhibition at New Romney Station.

• Free short train rides hauled by our famous and oldest steam locomotive ‘The Bug’ at New Romney Station.

• Participation in other organised children’s activities at New Romney Station.

Please note that you may be seated in shared compartments.

The Railway will still be open for those wishing to travel along the line but the Heywood Buffet, the Model Exhibition and other New Romney facilities are exclusively for the use of this special event. Our Dungeness facilities and the End of the Line Restaurant will be operating as normal.

Special Fares apply this weekend: Passengers travelling to, from and through New Romney Station will require a Romney Rover Ticket.

Prior to 2.00 there will be no Café Entry, Model Railway Exhibition or Platform Tickets available at New Romney Station.

 

Adult: £19.00 | Children aged 1-15: £9.50

Wedding Showcase

Palace Lane, Beaulieu, SO42 7ZL
12:00 - 16:00
15
Nov 2020

Offering timeless elegance, luxurious sophistication and undisputed service, The Montagu Arms is a firm favourite with many brides and grooms.

Discover our 24 luxurious bedrooms and suites, the Library bar offering a range of the finest beverages, our relaxed Magnolia lounge with huge sofas by open fires, picturesque gardens and ambient private dining facilities as we show you around our beautiful 17th century country house.

Meet our dedicated team who have an abundance of experience under their belt in creating your special day and to find out more about our exclusive use packages.

We look forward to welcoming you then.

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

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

Cheshire Classic Car & Motorcycle Show

Congleton Rd, Siddington, Macclesfield, SK11 9JY
10:00 - 16:00
30
Aug 2020

Includes North West Mercedes-Benz Day

Our third and final event of 2020 at Capesthorne Hall, this popular event regularly attracts 400-500 display vehicles to this most picturesque of settings.

In addition to an eclectic display of vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles the Capesthorne Hall courtyard directly outside Capesthorne Hall will be filled with a stunning display of vehicles courtesy of the Cheshire Mercedes-Benz Owners Club.

Prices: Adults £8.50, Children (7-14yrs) £3.50. Visitor parking is free.

Hall opens from 12 noon (last admission 3.30pm)
Hall Admission Adults £3, accompanied children free
Lakeside Cafe open 11am – 4.30pm for refreshments

Please see Classic Shows website for exhibitor enquiries.

www.classicshows.org
Tel: 01484 667776
Email: [email protected]

Adult: £8.50 | Child (7-14yrs): £3.50

Cheshire Half Marathon

Congleton Rd, Siddington, Macclesfield, SK11 9JY
09:00 - 12:00
13
Sep 2020

The 2020 Cheshire Half Marathon will be held at Capesthorne Hall for a brand new road closed route. This Run Britain/UKA licensed, officially measured Cheshire Half Marathon distance road race, offers the perfect opportunity for runners of all abilities to get a chip timed personal best over 13.1 miles.

The Cheshire Half starts and finishes outside the stunning Capesthorne Hall and runs around the flat and rural closed roads of Cheshire.

Entry Fee: £26.00

Further information at: https://www.cheshirehalf.com/

Entry Fee: £26.00

Tough Woofer

Congleton Rd, Siddington, Macclesfield, SK11 9JY
09:00 - 17:00
18
Oct 2020

After the success of last year’s event, East Cheshire Hospice are holding Tough Woofer again at Capesthorne Hall on Sunday 18th October 2020!

Tough Woofer is a fun 5K obstacle course for you to enjoy with your four legged friends. The course will include 15 different obstacles including water, mud and climbing challenges.

On the day there will be a range of different stalls selling dog treats, accessories etc, an agility course to put your dogs through their paces, and a doggy shower and pampering area for dogs who have finished the course! It will be a fantastic day out for the whole family.

Human & Dog: £30.00

Summer Wedding Open House

Bolton Abbey, Skipton, BD23 6AJ
13:00 - 16:00
16
Aug 2020

Experience the magic of The Devonshire Arms for yourself, at our next wedding open house!

We will be joined by a selection of trusted suppliers, providing all the inspiration and ideas you need to make your day unique at this stunning Bolton Abbey wedding venue. Our experienced team of wedding coordinators will also be on hand to guide you through the planning process and answer any questions you may about our wedding packages on the Bolton Abbey Estate.

Image credit: www.photographybykathryn.com/

Jackdaw Line by Richard Long

Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, TA2 8LG
Performance by Richard Long (Individual)
15
Jul 2020
30
Jun 2021
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Celebrated artist Richard Long’s newly installed artwork Jackdaw Line is set in Hestercombe’s Georgian Landscape Garden. The piece has been commissioned as part of Bampfylde 300, a year of exhibitions and events celebrating the life and work of Hestercombe’s former owner and landscape designer, Coplestone Warre Bampfylde.

Made using local Morte Slate, Jackdaw Line snakes through the landscape below the Box Pond at Hestercombe, and uses stone sourced from a quarry in the same valley.

Richard Long describes his work in general as a ‘love and celebration of the natural world’; and of this new sculpture he says ‘I’m an opportunist – I was invited to make a work, not far from my home, in these beautiful gardens with a fantastic supply of stones, and the help of gardeners who turned their skilled hands to manning wheelbarrows.’

The meandering sculpture is a reminder for the artist of River of Stones, a work made at the eighteenth century Madhavendra Palace in Jaipur in 2018.

Originally programmed by Hestercombe Gallery for earlier this year the commission had to be rescheduled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Since the start of the pandemic, Long has continued to make work from his home in Bristol, including Spring Line (2020) and Daydreaming Line (2020) both made by the act of walking near his home. This new stone work is Long’s first since the easing of the lockdown.

Tickets

Richard Long’s Jackdaw Line can be seen at Hestercombe from Wednesday to Sunday each week, 10am – 4pm. All visits must be pre-booked online by 5pm on the day before you wish to visit. Book your tickets

Adult admission (non-members): £13.30 | Child admission (non-members): £6.65 | Adult admission (members): FREE | Child admission (members): FREE | Child (under-5): FREE

Hart's Alfresco Barbecue

Standard Hill, Park Row, Nottingham, NG1 6FN
31
Jul 2020
28
Aug 2020
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Celebrate the great British summer and join Hart's for a barbecue in the courtyard.

The courtyard soaks up the summer sun from mid-afternoon and throughout the evening which provides the perfect space for a barbecue. So join them alfresco at Hart’s Hotel for a Friday Night BBQ.

At Hart’s they are passionate about good quality food and we like to showcase the finest local ingredients. It’s the attention to detail that makes there food different. For instance, you may order a burger but it will be a hand-made burger with the best local meat, a fresh bap from Hambleton Bakery, topped with fresh leaves and a range of quality condimennt.

They source all the ingredients locally, you will not be disappointed with the quality.

Timings 5pm – 7pm

£16.50 per person including 3 items from the grill, a variety of salads, breads and condiments.

Vegetarian options are always available.

Booking is advisable (but when it’s gone it’s gone, so arrive early to avoid disappointment!)

A £50 deposit will be required for groups of 8 and over. 48-hour cancellation policy

one person: £16.50

Summer Late: Pizza Night

Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, TA2 8LG
16:30 - 20:00
16
Aug 2020

Enjoy a sizzlingly tasty wood-fired pizza cooked up by our chefs on this special Summer Late at Hestercombe.

On Sunday 16th August we’ll be keeping our gardens open later than usual so that you can enjoy a stroll as the hazy afternoon sun starts its descent into dusk. You’ll be able to catch perspectives and shadows that aren’t normally seen by visitors during our regular opening hours.

We are delighted to present this rescheduled Summer Late following the cancellation of the series planned for earlier in the summer.

Prices & Times
Sunday 16th August 2020, from 4.30pm – 8pm (last entry to the gardens at 7pm)

Non-members: half-price standard garden admission
Members: free

PIZZAS ~ all £9

Margherita
Pepperoni & Ham
Vegetable medley

If you have any dietary requirements please email [email protected] with your booking reference number and these will be catered for.

All tickets must be pre-booked via the Hestercombe website.

Pizzas: £9.00 | Half-price admission: £6.65 | Members: FREE
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