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All events/activities other than Deer Park events, external events and our Outdoor Theatre performances are included in your entrance price.

Great British Dog Walk (External Event)

Sun 18th March

Join Hearing Dogs at Eastnor Castle for a picturesque dog walk.
Info & tickets from www.hearingdogs.org.uk/support/events/gbdw-eastnor/

 

EASTER AT EASTNOR

Fri 30th March to Mon 2nd April

Royal EGGstavaganza!
Enjoy some right royal fun with our legendary Easter Treasure Hunt around the castle and grounds. Chocolate for everyone who takes part and a chance to win an enormous Easter Egg! #EasteratEastnor

 

St Michael’s Hospice Abseil (External Event)

Sat 31st March

If abseiling 100 feet down one of Herefordshire’s most eye-catching venues appeals, then this exhilarating challenge is for you.
Info & tickets from http://www.st-michaels-hospice.org.uk/event/abseil-eastnor-castle/

 

RUNAROUND DAYS

Tue 3rd to Wed 4th April

Children’s quiz and activity check-list… let off some steam in the school holidays!

St Michael’s Hospice Open Gardens (External Event)

Thu 12th April

Spend the day at Eastnor Castle, one of Herefordshire’s leading tourist attractions
Info & tickets from http://www.st-michaels-hospice.org.uk/event/eastnor-castle/

 

EASTNOR CHILLIFEST

Sun 6th to Mon 7th May

Now in its 7th year! All things Chilli to try and buy! Live music, bars, hot food, children’s cookery school, Chilli Eating Competition and cookery demonstrations. #EastnorChilliFest

(Pre-booking is highly recommended as tickets are limited)

 

 

EUROPEAN YEAR OF CULTURE
Eastnor Castle & Village Open Day

Thu 24th May

2018 has been designated the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Europe’s cultural heritage surrounds us in the buildings of our cities, our landscapes and archaeological sites. It is preserved not only in literature, art and objects but also in craft skills, stories, food and films.  Across the United Kingdom organisations will be participating in this year by holding events that showcase our heritage and its European links.

Eastnor Castle & Grounds will be open Thursday 24th May with guided tours available. On this day only, tickets also include entrance to all of these village attractions:

– Land Rover Experience Eastnor
– Eastnor Pottery
– Norton Armouries
– Eastnor Forge
– Eastnor Cricket Pavillion (Refreshments & WC also available here)
– Eastnor Church & Old Rectory’s Garden
– Roger Oates
– Clencher’s Mill

Tickets are priced at £12.00 per person (discounted to £11.00 per person if purchased online in advance) and 50% of all ticket proceeds will go to the Eastnor Church Tower Appeal.

VINTAGE EASTNOR

Sun 27th to Mon 28th May

A nostalgic family fun day! Line up of impressive Steam Engines, Tea Tent, Giant Garden Games, model steam engine rides, vintage carousel, chair swing and more! #VintageEastnor

RUNAROUND DAYS

Tue 29th to Thu 31st May

Children’s quiz and activity check-list… let off some steam in the school holidays!

FAMILY FUN DAY

Sun 3rd June

Family fun with garden games and a zip-wire on the Valley Lawn.

MELLOW MONDAY

Mon 4th June

Enjoy a tranquil day at Eastnor and listen out for the sounds of nature.

OUTDOOR THEATRE – PRIDE & PREJUDICE written by Jane Austen

Sun 10th June 6.30pm

An Austen Romance

Hoorah! Heartbreak Productions is pleased to announce that the Prince Regent is coming to visit. You are hereby required to attend an etiquette lesson hosted by The Association of Higher Etiquette and Manners (A.H.E.M), who will educate you in the politeness of high society.

Join Heartbreak, the Bennet sisters, and a host of charming, young bachelors (yes, Mr Dacy will be there. No, really, yes, that Mr Darcy), for an evening of comedy, romance, and more the one come-uppance, as we learn how to behave, ahem, properly.

Champagne and cucumber sandwiches are permitted at this outdoor adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, but do ensure you know how to properly use a napkin, remember to chew with your mouths closed, and please, try not to fall in love with Mr Darcy, as we believe he is very soon to be engaged. (You may also want to bring a blanket or chair to sit on and an umbrella, should the weather look inclement).

** Seating is not provided for this performance; please bring a picnic rug or low backed chairs to sit on. You are very welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy during the performance. Tickets allow entry to the castle grounds from 5.30pm

Adult £15.00, Child £10.00

ARCHERY

Sun 10th June

‘Have-a-go’ Archery sessions for adults and children.

MELLOW MONDAY

Mon 11th June

Enjoy a tranquil day at Eastnor and listen out for the sounds of nature.

MALVERNS CLASSIC (Deer Park Event)

Fri 15th – Sun 17th June

A family friendly festival celebrating mountain biking, both old and new. A packed schedule of racing and entertainment for all ages with all the latest brands on display.
Info from www.malvernsclassic.com

HEREFORDSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST ‘HIVE’

Sun 17th June

Join Herefordshire Wildlife Trust for information on bumble bees, butterflies and related craft activities.

MELLOW MONDAY

Mon 18th June

Enjoy a tranquil day at Eastnor and listen out for the sounds of nature.

SOS DAY

Sun 24th June

Enjoy displays from the local emergency services.

MELLOW MONDAY

Mon 25th June

Enjoy a tranquil day at Eastnor and listen out for the sounds of nature.

CIRQUE DU SOUL PRESENTS: EL DORADO FESTIVAL (Deer Park Event)

Fri 29th June – Sun 1st July

An intimate and enchanting boutique festival from the nation’s favourite party starters.
Info from www.eldoradofestival.com

WIZARDRY & MAGIC

Sun 1st July

Marvel at magic shows & learn some secrets in the magic workshops!.

KNIGHTS & PRINCESSES SCHOOL

Sun 8th July

Medieval mayhem for the children.

FAMILY FUN DAY

Sun 15th July

Family fun with garden games and a zip-wire on the Valley Lawn.

CHILDREN’S OUTDOOR THEATRE – MIDNIGHT GANG written by David Walliams

Sun 22nd July 3.00pm

A David Walliams Bestseller

Drum roll, please… Heartbreak invites you to join us for the grand opening of The Lord Funt Hospital Playground, a spectacular new play area for the convalescent child.

Tom and his friends will be there, too, but you might know them best as The Midnight Gang. When everyone else is sweetly sleeping, they gather in the middle of the night in the name of magic, mischief, and memory making. Join Heartbreak and the gang on this crucial mission to overcome our greatest fears and uncover the magic ingredient to a fantastic friendship.

Bring your chairs, blankets, picnics, (perhaps a brolly) and be prepared to be daring at this outdoor adaptation of David Walliams’ bestseller. Who knows where the night may lead

** Seating is not provided for this performance; please bring a picnic rug or low backed chairs to sit on. You are very welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy during the performance. Tickets allow entry to the castle grounds from 11am.

Adult £14.00, Child £10.00, Family (2+2) £40.00

 

The Midnight Gang

CIRCUS SKILLS

Sun 22nd to Thu 26th July

Clown around, learn to stilt walk, juggle and more…

MAKE & TAKE: AIR DRIED CLAY WORKSHOPS

Sun 29th July to Thu 2nd August

Create an ‘air dry’ clay creation to take home.

DINOSAUR SHOW

Sun 5th to Thu 9th August

Meet a real life T-Rex! Get ready to travel back in time with a real walking, roaring T-Rex, the dinosaur that was truly feared by all. Our live dinosaur show is for people of all ages, with stunningly realistic animatronic puppetry to bring you a dinosaur encounter like no other. Along with the show we will display a selection of life like dinosaur models as well as dinosaur bones and eggs.

Shows are held at 11.30am, 1.00pm and 2.30pm.

 

LAKEFEST (Deer Park Event)

Thu 9th – Mon 13th August

The magical music festival returns for its seventh year, with four days of fun for the whole family. Camping and Glamping options are available. This year’s fancy dress theme is ‘Pirates!’
Info & tickets from www.lakefest.co.uk

CLIMBING WALL & KARTS

Sun 12th to Thu 16th August

Have a go on the climbing wall and race around on a pedal kart!

SURVIVAL SKILLS

Sun 19th to Thu 23rd August

Have you got what it takes to survive in the wild? Make a shelter, start a fire and camouflage yourself.

BOUNCE & BOING

Sun 26th to Mon 27th August

Inflatable slide, obstacle course and bouncy castle.

OFF-ROADING WITH LAND ROVER

Tue 28th to Thu 30th August

Realise your Land Rover Experience dreams with this fantastic event giving visitors the chance to passenger ride around part of Eastnor’s 53 miles of carefully maintained off-road tracks and obstacles. Spanning 5,000 acres in the shadow of the dramatic Malvern Hills, the wild and challenging terrain surrounding Eastnor Castle has been used as a Land Rover proving ground for over 5 decades, helping to develop the world’s most capable vehicles.

Land Rover Experience will be at Eastnor Castle on these 3 days in a fleet of Land Rover vehicles offering unique 25 minute passenger rides from the Castle Courtyard, from 11am until 4.30pm to Eastnor Castle visitors.

All included in the entrance price. No pre-booking required, rides will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis on the day.

Not suitable for children under 5 years of age. Limited booster seats available for children – all children must be seated in an appropriate car seat/booster seat until they are 12 years old or 135cm tall and must be accompanied by their parent/guardian at all times.

FAMILY FUN DAY

Sun 2nd September

Family fun with garden games and a zip-wire on the Valley Lawn.

FIREWORK CHAMPIONSHIPS (Deer Park Event)

Sat 8th September

A family event – 4 of the UK’s top firework companies fire 10-minute displays to music. Bring a picnic or grab food on site. Camping available.
Info & tickets from www.fireworkchampions.co.uk

MINI WILDPLAY

Sun 9th September

Have fun with the Mud Kitchen, bug hunting, den building & rope trail.

DRINKS & NIBBLES

Sun 16th September

A selection of local artisan food and drink producers plus live jazz.

Come along and listen to the sounds of Sauce City Jazz on the Valley Lawn as you browse the stalls brimming with local produce to try and buy!

PLUS Garden Games and all of our usual attractions

** please bring cash for the stalls as card payments won’t be available **

AUTUMN ANTICS

Sun 23rd September

Come along and celebrate our last open day of the season where leaf kicking, conker collecting and tree climbing are all actively encouraged!

The Herefordshire Wildlife Trust will also be here with apple pressing, leaf art, making elf homes, bush craft & more!

BROOMSTICK MAKING & RACING

Sun 30th September

Every Wizard and Witch needs a broomstick to travel on. Come and design, make and test yours!

MUD BATH (Deer Park Event)

Sun 7th October

Now in its 3rd year at Eastnor; a filthy, muddy trail race on the Land Rover test tracks and through the estate swamp! Discounts for groups of 10 or more runners.
Info & registration from www.relishrunningraces.com