What's On This Summer: National Trust Summer Events West Midlands 2019

What's On This Summer: National Trust Summer Events West Midlands 2019

07/06/2019

Looking to visit a National Trust property and wondering what's on this summer? Here in the West Midlands, we are fortunate enough to have plenty of National Trust properties right on our doorstep. We have very helpful gathered together most of the National Trust events for you all in one blog to save you time searching!

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What's On this Summer? National Trust Summer Events in West Midlands 2019


June 2019


Various Events | Croome


Throughout June 2019

From Panorama open days to guided walks and exhibitions. Croome has so much on to offer this June!

Bat Walk | Charlecote Park


Fri 7th June 2019 21:30 - 23:00
Charlecote Park is home to lots of bats! Stroll around the grounds with a member of Warwickshire Bat Group to find out a little more about them and, hopefully, see a few. Detecting equipment will be provided for the evening.

Outdoor Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream | Packwood House


Sat 8th June 2019 19:00 - 22:00
The Lord Chamberlain's Men perform this Shakespearean classic in the beautiful gardens of Packwood. Don’t forget your picnic!

Guided Bird Watching Walk | Kinver Edge and The Rock Houses


Sat 8th & Mon 17th June 2019 10:00 - 12:00

Spring brings lots of activity from the bird life that live on Kinver Edge. Join us on a guided bird spotting walk with an expert, and learn all about these amazing creatures. Come back to the tearooms afterwards and enjoy a free hot drink.

Edge Hill, Shenington and on to Upton a long walk | Upton House and Gardens


Mon 10th June 2019 10:00 - 15:00
Starting out from the Peacock Inn in Tysoe, join an experienced guide for a strenuous 8.5 mile walk stopping for a steaming bowl of soup at Upton House and Gardens.

Rag rug workshop | Kinver Edge and The Rock Houses


Tue 11th June 2019 11:00 - 13:00

Fuelled with tea and cake, you'll try different techniques, learn a little of the history of this skill, and you'll take home your new rag-rug tool and your first rag rug which you can finish at home. A sociable event, with all materials provided, and refreshments included.

Head Gardener's evening tours | Packwood House


Wed 12th June 2019 19:00 - 21:00
Join Head Gardener, Mick Evans, as he reveals the history and planting secrets of Packwood gardens. Glass of wine included.

Midsummer Scenes Ramble | Clent Hills


Wed 12th June 2019 10:00 - 13:00
Discover more about Clent this summer and explore some of the best views on the Hills on a 5 mile guided ramble.

An introduction to Beekeeping | Charlecote Park


Thu 13th & Thu 20th June 2019 09:30 - 16:30

This day-long event will introduce you to Charlecote's bees and the world of beekeeping. Join your hosts for an introductory talk before being taken out into the parkland to discover the various plants that attract our bees. You'll also have the opportunity to don bee suits and head to our apiary to see the bees in action. Lunch and refreshments are included in the ticket price. £50 per person.

Morning Meditation at the Rock Houses | Kinver Edge and The Rock Houses


Thu 13th, Thu 20th & Thu 27th June 2019 10:00 - 11:00

Get away from the hustle and bustle of life and join us for a morning of meditation in the tranquil setting of our sandstone caves.What's On This Summer: National Trust Summer Events in West Midlands

The Murder of Peter Hannigan | Birmingham Back to Backs


Fri 14th June 2019 19:00 - 21:00
Enjoy an evening of intrigue and mystery at the atmospheric Back to Backs. Follow the clues and question the suspects to discover the truth about the death of Peter Hannigan.

Outdoor Theatre: Wuthering Heights | Packwood House


Sat 15th June 2019 19:00 - 22:00
Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine’s father.

Father's Day 2019 | Coughton Court


Sun 16th June 2019 14:00 - 15:00
Celebrate Father's Day by getting all the family together to sponsor a duck on Coughton's traditional duck race down the River Arrow, plus traditional games for families to enjoy.

Father's Day Falconry | Hanbury Hall and Gardens


Sat 15th and Sun 16th June 2019 10:00 - 16:00
Spend the day together at Hanbury Hall this Father’s Day weekend. Pack a picnic, bring the whole family and enjoy an afternoon in the beautiful surroundings of the Great Garden and park.

If you go down to the woods today | Moseley Old Hall


Sat 15th and Sun 16th June 2019 11:00 - 15:00
Get to know a tree – Learn how to identify a few of the different trees growing in the Kings Walk Wood at Moseley, and make a fantastic Father’s Day card by taking leaf rubbings.

The Three Inch Fools: A Musical Take on Shakespeare | Moseley Old Hall


Tue 18th June 2019 19:00 - 21:30
The Three Inch Fools are a five-strong troupe of actors equipped with all manner of musical instruments, performing their highly imaginative and vibrantly musical take on Shakespeare's plays. Presenting an inventive take on Much Ado About Nothing!

Outdoor Shakespeare - The Handlebards with Much Ado About Nothing | The Fleece Inn


Fri 21st June 2019 18:30 - 21:00
Join the world’s first cycling theatre company for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ like none other.

The film Orchestra | Croome


Sat 22nd June 2019 19:30 - 21:45

The film Orchestra will perform a full concert of film music favourites from their recent programme including, Star Wars, Pirates of the Carribean and Harry Potter plus many many more well-known theme tunes.

Vale of Evesham National Morris Festival | The Fleece Inn


Sat 22nd June 2019 10:00 - 16:00

A weekend of colour, music and movement – a festival celebrating the best of all of the many forms of England’s national dance.

Misummer Wool Fair | Moseley Old Hall


Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd June 2019 11:00 - 16:00

Traditionally, the English wool trade was one of the most important factors in the English economy. The main sheep-shearing was an annual midsummer event in medieval England culminating in the sheep-shearing feast! Join us at Moseley, a wool merchant's household, to celebrate Midsummer the old fashioned way. We may not have sheep to shear, but we'll sure have a lot of wool.

Outdoor Cinema: The Jungle Book | Hanbury Hall and Gardens


Sat 29th June 2019 17:00 - 18:30
We’re massive fans of the original Jungle Book and we’d love for you to come and rewatch this amazing Disney classic on the big screen with us at Hanbury Hall this summer. We’ll be screening it on our daytime screen at a family friendly time so all the family can enjoy Mowgly and Baloo in an outdoor setting. Children under 3 go free and you’re welcome to bring your own picnic too!

Outdoor Cinema: The Favourite | Hanbury Hall and Gardens


Sat 29th June 2019 20:00 - 22:00
It's time to enjoy some well earned down time with your friends and family. Bring the picnic blanket, some snack and maybe even something with bubbles and enjoy our unique experience provided by Sundown Cinema.

Ramble with the Ranger | Clent Hills


Sun 30th June 2019 10:00 - 13:00
Join our ranger for a 5-mile ramble finding out about the work carried out across the Clent Hills to conserve and protect the landscape.

July 2019


Various Events | Croome


Throughout July 2019

From face painting to walks and open days. Croome has plenty to keep you busy this July!

Moseley Players present Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew | Moseley Old Hall


Wed 3rd July 2019 18:00 - 20:00
Enjoy Shakespeare in Shakespeare-era surroundings! This costumed outdoor performance of the comedy 'Taming of the Shrew' is just 60 minutes long and cuts straight to the heart of the power-play between men and women.

Morning Meditation at the Rock Houses | Kinver Edge and The Rock Houses


Thu 4th July 2019 10:00 - 11:00

Get away from the hustle and bustle of life and join us for a morning of meditation in the tranquil setting of our sandstone caves.

What's On This Summer: National Trust Summer Events in West Midlands

Outdoor Theatre: Pride and Prejudice | Coughton Court


Fri 5th July 2019 19:30 - 22:00
Take a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company to meet Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Austen’s notorious heroine. When Elizabeth meets the terse and abrupt Mr. Darcy, she loathes him at first sight. But is there more to him than meets the eye?

Ley Lines Walk | Upton House and Gardens


Mon 8th July 2019 10:00 - 14:00
Join us for a 5.5 mile walk of the ley lines across Edge Hill and through the village of Ratley.

A Flavour of the Fleece - Taste & Tour Evening | The Fleece Inn


Mon 8th July 2019 18:00 - 20:30
Join Nigel Smith, Landlord of the Fleece Inn, for a tour of our fascinating building and the artefacts, giving an insight into the pub’s long history and the people who lived here.

Bat Walk | Charlecote Park


Sat 6th June 2019 21:30 - 23:00
Charlecote Park is home to lots of bats! Stroll around the grounds with a member of Warwickshire Bat Group to find out a little more about them and, hopefully, see a few. Detecting equipment will be provided for the evening.

Summertime Jazz Night 2019 | Upton House and Gardens


Sat 6th July 2019 18:30 - 21:30
The fabulous Great Central Big Band are coming back to Upton House and Gardens this summer to thrill and entertain you with some classic jazz era numbers.

Head Gardener's evening tours | Packwood House


Wed 10th July 2019 19:00 - 21:00
Join Head Gardener, Mick Evans, as he reveals the history and planting secrets of Packwood gardens. Glass of wine included.

Discover the Hills Ramble | Clent Hills


Wed 10th & Sun 28th July 2019 10:00 - 13:00
Discover the beauty and history of the Clent Hills with a 5-mile guided ramble led by one of our knowledgeable guides.

Afternoon Tea Talk - The Bearsteds and the riviera set | Upton House and Gardens


Thu 11th July 2019 14:30 - 16:00
Come along to another one of our series of talks about Upton and its collections. Followed by a delicious afternoon tea in our old kitchen.

Outdoor Theatre: Wuthering Heights | Hanbury Hall and Gardens


Fri 12th July 2019 19:30 - 22:00
Join Heartbreak Productions for this iconic tale of a timeless love affair between two restless souls as wild and untamed as the bleak Yorkshire moors. Pack a chair or blanket, a picnic and dress for the weather as this stormy narrative unfolds.

Coughton Village Summer Fete | Coughton Court


Sat 13th July 2019 12:00 - 16:00
Traditional stalls, games and competitions on the lawn to raise money for local causes. Free admission to the gardens.

Summer Leg Stretcher Ramble | Clent Hills


Thu 18th July 2019 10:00 - 15:00
Put yourself to the test this summer with a leg-stretching 10 mile walk around Clent and beyond, led by our experienced guides.

Outdoor Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream | Coughton Court


Fri 19th July 2019 19:30 - 22:00
Join the Lord Chamberlain’s Men as they perform this Shakespeare classic amongst the trees on the lawns at Coughton Court. Don’t forget your picnic!

Summer story time | Upton House and Gardens


Sat 20th July 2019 Various Times
Join Cat Weatherill, storyteller and author, at the woodland den to hear fascinating stories from the garden.

Marvellous moths and breakfast baps | Kinver Edge and The Rock Houses


Sat 20th July 2019 09:00 - 11:00
A chance to see up close the marvellous moths of Kinver Edge whilst you enjoy a breakfast bap and drink on the terrace of the Rock Houses.

If you go down to the woods today | Moseley Old Hall


Sat 20th and Sun 21st July 2019 11:00 - 15:00
Wear a wild crown - Crown yourself as king or queen of the Kings Walk Wood by making yourself a natural crown with what you can find in the woodlands around you.

Summer Play Trails | Clent Hills


Throughout July from Sat 20th 10:00 - 16:00
Create your own adventures and have fun exploring the hills. A selection of trails will run throughout the holidays and each one comes with a small prize.

The Duck Race 2019 | Coughton Court


Tue 23rd & Tue 30th July 2019 14:00 - 15:00
Celebrate the summer holidays by getting all the family together to sponsor a duck on Coughton's traditional duck race down the River Arrow, plus traditional games for families.

Wildlife Wednesdays | Upton House and Gardens


Wed 24 and Wed 31st July 2019 11:00 - 15:00
Join us at Upton House and Gardens every Wednesday throughout the summer holidays to learn everything you ever wanted to know about badgers, bees, hedgehogs and more. From arts and crafts to quizzes and talks, there's something for all ages. There will be timed talks and other sessions available throughout the day, please see the website for more details.

Outdoor Cinema: Ghost (12A) | Baddelsley Clinton


Thu 25th July 2019 21:30 - 23:30
An exciting opportunity to watch one of your favourite films against the backdrop of the moated manor house. Don't forget to bring a picnic.

Outdoor Theatre: Frankenstein | Packwood House


Fri 26th July 2019 19:00 - 22:00
Join Illyria this summer for their brand new musical performance of this gripping tale in the beautiful gardens of Packwood. Brilliant young student Viktor Frankenstein discovers how to endow dead organic matter with life itself.

Outdoor Cinema: Bohemian Rhapsody (12A) | Baddelsley Clinton


Fri 26th July 2019 21:30 - 23:30
An exciting opportunity to watch one of your favourite films against the backdrop of the moated manor house. Don't forget to bring a picnic.

Outdoor Cinema: The Greatest Showman (PG) | Baddelsley Clinton


Sat 27th July 2019 21:30 - 23:30
An exciting opportunity to watch one of your favourite films against the backdrop of the moated manor house. Don't forget to bring a picnic.

Monday Meditation | Upton House and Gardens


Mon 29th July 2019 Various Times
These 30 minute sessions are aimed at families with children aged 3 years and over. Activities include creative storytelling, songs, play and dance as well as a short relaxation / meditation at the end. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults £3, Children £2, plus normal admission.

Summer Activities | Moseley Old Hall


From Mon 29th July 2019 11:00 - 15:00
Join us each week, Mondays and Tuesdays, for family fun in the garden and woodland at Moseley. With a different theme each week, usually with something to make and take home! Lammas, Map Quest, What’s Wild Where?, Civil War Camp.

What's On This Summer: National Trust Summer Events in West Midlands

Supper with the Gardener | Charlecote Park


Tue 30th July 2019 18:30 - 20:30
Join Matt, Charlecote's gardener for a light evening supper before heading off on a stroll around the gardens with him. Whether you're looking for some top tips or just fancy a relaxing time in beautiful surroundings it's sure to be a great evening.

 

August 2019


Family-friendly give it a go art workshop | Upton House and Gardens


Thu 1st Aug 2019 10:00 - 13:00
With an MA in textiles and a wealth of experience encouraging others, Lis joins us again for a special family-friendly art workshop. Choose from a selection of materials and weave your own mat. Price includes materials and refreshments.

Various Events | Croome


Throughout August 2019

From face painting to walks and open days. Croome has plenty to keep you busy this August!

Summer Play Trails | Clent Hills


Every day in August 2019 10:00 - 16:00
Create your own adventures and have fun exploring the hills. A selection of trails will run throughout the holidays and each one comes with a small prize.

David Birtwhistle exhibition | Upton House and Gardens


Dates throughout August 2019 11:00 - 16:00
We have a special exhibition coming to Upton House and Gardens this summer. Artist David Birtwhistle will be exhibiting a number of his beautiful watercolour paintings in the new squash court.

Outdoor Cinema: Monsters Inc | Hanbury Hall and Gardens


Sat 3rd Aug 2019 17:00 - 18:30
Join Sundown this summer on our daylight screen at Hanbury Hall. We start at a family friendly time so everyone can enjoy this magical film outdoors.

Outdoor Cinema: The Greatest Showman | Hanbury Hall and Gardens


Sat 3rd Aug 2019 20:00 - 22:00
Join us for an evening of Outdoor Cinema in the beautiful setting of Hanbury Hall.

The Baddesley Book Fair 2019 | Baddelsey Clinton


Sat 3rd Aug - Sun 18th Aug 2019 11:00 - 16:00
A large selection of new and second hand books for sale within the gardens at Baddesley Clinton.

The Duck Race 2019 | Coughton Court


Every Tuesday in August 2019 14:00 - 15:00
Celebrate the summer holidays by getting all the family together to sponsor a duck on Coughton's traditional duck race down the River Arrow, plus traditional games for families.

Wildlife Wednesdays | Upton House and Gardens


Every Wednesday in August 2019 11:00 - 15:00
Join us at Upton House and Gardens every Wednesday throughout the summer holidays to learn everything you ever wanted to know about badgers, bees, hedgehogs and more. From arts and crafts to quizzes and talks, there's something for all ages. There will be timed talks and other sessions available throughout the day, please see the website for more details.

Summer Activities | Moseley Old Hall


Various dates in August 2019 11:00 - 15:00
Join us each week, Mondays and Tuesdays, for family fun in the garden and woodland at Moseley. With a different theme each week, usually with something to make and take home! Lammas, Map Quest, What’s Wild Where?, Civil War Camp.

Afternoon tea talk - Kitty Lloyd-Jones | Upton House and Gardens


Thu 8th Aug 2019 14:30 - 16:00
Discover the story of Kitty Lloyd Jones, one of the first female garden designers, and creator of Lady Bearsted’s Upton House gardens.

Outdoor Cinema: Bohemian Rhapsody (12A) | Coughton Court


Fri 9th Aug 2019 21:30 - 23:30
An exciting opportunity to watch one of your favourite films against the backdrop of the Tudor house. Don't forget to bring a picnic.

Bat Walk | Charlecote Park


Fri 9th Aug 2019 21:30 - 23:00
Charlecote Park is home to lots of bats! Stroll around the grounds with a member of Warwickshire Bat Group to find out a little more about them and, hopefully, see a few. Detecting equipment will be provided for the evening.

Outdoor Cinema: Dirty Dancing (12A) | Coughton Court


Sat 10th Aug 2019 21:30 - 23:30
An exciting opportunity to watch one of your favourite films against the backdrop of the Tudor house. Don't forget to bring a picnic.

Outdoor Theatre: Alice in Wonderland | Hanbury Hall and Gardens


Sat 10th Aug 2019 19:00 - 21:30
Join us for a night of family entertainment provided by Immersion Theatre. See Alice in Wonderland like you never have before in the setting of Hanbury Hall

Outdoor Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing | Charlecote Park


Sat 10th Aug 2019 19:00 - 21:30
The Three Inch Fools are a five-strong troupe of actors with all manner of musical instruments, travelling with set, props and costumes across the UK, performing a highly imaginative and vibrantly musical take on Shakespeare's plays.

What's On This Summer: National Trust Summer Events in West Midlands

Outdoor Theatre: MacBeth | Charlecote Park


Sun 11th Aug 2019 19:00 - 21:30
The Three Inch Fools are a five-strong troupe of actors with all manner of musical instruments, travelling with set, props and costumes across the UK, performing a highly imaginative and vibrantly musical take on Shakespeare's plays.

Ley Lines Walk | Upton House and Gardens


Mon 12th Aug 2019 10:00 - 14:00
Join us for a 5.5 mile walk of the ley lines across Edge Hill and through the village of Ratley.

Monday Meditation | Upton House and Gardens


Mon 12th Aug 2019 Various Times
These 30 minute sessions are aimed at families with children aged 3 years and over. Activities include creative storytelling, songs, play and dance as well as a short relaxation / meditation at the end. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults £3, Children £2, plus normal admission.

Family garden walk and talk | Upton House and Gardens


Tue 13th & Tue 20th Aug 2019 Various Times
Come on a walk around the garden and hear stories about Kitty Lloyd Jones who designed the garden for Lord & Lady Bearsted in the 1930s.

Outdoor Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream | Packwood House


Wed 14th Aug 2019 15:00 - 18:00
David Walliams novel beautifully adapted for live outdoor performances, Gangsta Granny is the tale of a bored boy who discovers his kindly grandma was a former jewel thief. Together they hatch a plan to steal the Crown Jewels... what can go wrong!?

Ramble with the Ranger | Clent Hills

Wed 14th Aug 2019 10:00 - 13:00
Join our ranger for a 5-mile ramble finding out about the work carried out across the Clent Hills to conserve and protect the landscape.

Outdoor Theatre: Wind in the willows | Upton House and Gardens


Fri 16th Aug 2019 16:30 - 21:00
This summer, for the first time ever at Upton, we’re offering an outdoor theatre experience fit for all the family.

Outdoor Theatre: Sense & Sensibility| Greyfriar's House and Garden


Sun 18th Aug 2019 14:30 - 16:30
Heroes, heartbreak and debonair villains, all topped off with a dashing duel, will have you falling in love with this wonderful Austen novel and leave you wondering, are you an Elinor or a Marianne?

Summer Sun Ramble | Clent Hills


Sun 25th Aug 2019 10:00 - 13:00
See the Hills in all their summer glory and find out what happens on Clent during the summer season.

Outdoor Theatre: Private Lives | Hanbury Hall and Gardens


Sat 31st Aug 2019 19:00 - 22:00
Join us for this outdoor adaptation of Noel Coward’s celebrated comedy, Private Lives. Heartbreak Production promises to deliver an evening of sparkling entertainment, nostalgic music, and delicious one-liners.

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