Arley Hall & Gardens

Tel: 01565 777353

Spring Plant Fair in the Stable Yard
Nandos at the Arley Hall & Gardens Annual Chilli Festival The Rat Pack oncert at Arley Hall & Gardens One of the Sculptures in The Grove at Arley Hall & Gardens

April 2014

Willow Weaving - Tuesday 1 April
The course runs from 10am until approx 3.30pm and costs £54. This course will be making Chickens/Cockerels. The Tudor Barn restaurant will be open during the course, tea and coffee will be provided.

To book a place visit website: www.juliettehamiltondesign.co.uk‎ or ring Juliette on 07949640613.
HALF MARATHON - Sunday 6 April - CANCELLED DUE TO WATERLOGGED GROUND CONDITIONS, IT HAS BEEN RE-ARRANGED FOR 20 JULY
My Triathlon specialises in Triathlon, Swimming, Cycling Running and Compression Products and events and have organised this run at Arley.
Click here to contact Steve collins - Organiser
Creative Craft Fair - Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 April
Creative Crafts will be holding a craft fair at Arley this weekend.

For further details visit their website: www.creativecrafts-online.co.uk‎ .
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Woodland Walk - Sunday 13 April
This sponsored walk of just over 3 miles follows a circular route through the delightful countryside of the Arley Estate. It passes through Big Wood, an area not normally open to the public, which is noted for its great diversity of wild birds and displays of bluebells and other wild flowers in spring. Across Lady Park there are vistas of the graceful Arley Hall.

The walks starts at 11 in the Stable Yard and takes about 1 1/2 hours. Registration is at 09:45.

It is generally an easy walk but not suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Adults £6 Seniors £3 Children (5-16) £2. On the day Adults £10 Seniors £5 Children (5-16) £2.

For more information Click here to contact Terry Webb
Spring Plant Fair - Sunday 20 April
Specialist nurseries selling unusual plants, shrubs, trees, spring flowering bulbs and much more as well as trough planting demonstrations, advice and guidance by the Arley Gardeners and a selection of horticultural accessories.

Open from 10am - 4 Entry £1.50 redeemable against normal gardens entry.
Willow Weaving - Tuesday 22 April
The course runs from 10am until approx 3.30pm and costs £54. This course will be making Obelisks. The Tudor Barn restaurant will be open during the course, tea and coffee will be provided.

To book a place visit website: www.juliettehamiltondesign.co.uk‎ or ring Juliette on 07949640613.

May 2014

Watercolour Painting For Beginners - Saturday 3 May
Chris Beesley will be running his beginners watercolour painting course at Arley. The course runs from 10 - 4 and cost £30.

For further details ring Chris on 01925 490109 or mobile 07773982996.
Willow Weaving - Tuesday 6 May
The course runs from 10am until approx 3.30pm and costs £54. This course will be making Obelisks. The Tudor Barn restaurant will be open during the course, tea and coffee will be provided.

To book a place visit website: www.juliettehamiltondesign.co.uk‎ or ring Juliette on 07949640613.
Galloway Antiques Fair - Friday 9 May - Sunday 11 May
Galloway Antiques will be holding an antinques fair at Arley this weekend.

For further details visit their website: www.gallowayfairs.co.uk
Bluebell Walks - Sunday 4 & Monday 5 May & Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 May
Enjoy huge carpets of bluebells and many other wild flowers and see magnificent woods in spring-time glory. Listen to glorious spring birdsong. You can walk by the Lake to see many kinds of water birds and experience countryside not normally disturbed therefore particularly rich in wildlife of all kinds. Learn the history of this ancient agricultural estate and return through The Grove, Arley’s beautiful woodland garden in full springtime glory.

Walks last approx. 1¾ hrs on footpaths through woods & fields and are lead by experienced guides. Booking is essential. All visitors should wear waterproof clothing and footwear. Unfortunately the walks are not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Walks are at 11am, 12 noon, 1pm & 2pm each day. Adults £2.50 Children 5-16 £1.00 Children under 5 Free tickets are redeemable against optional entry to The Gardens.

To book ring Sue on 01565 777 353 Ext 20.
Willow Weaving - Tuesday 20 May
The course runs from 10am until approx 3.30pm and costs £54. This course will be making Hares. The Tudor Barn restaurant will be open during the course, tea and coffee will be provided.

To book a place visit website: www.juliettehamiltondesign.co.uk‎ or ring Juliette on 07949640613.
National Caravan Rally - Friday 23 - Monday 27 May
The whole family will love the daily entertainment on offer including walkabout entertainers in the 'The Village'- the main central area. Be surprised and amazed by the mischievous Sheridan....

The Mayday Zone is a children's area made up of 2 marquees and all FREE! Within the Mayday Zone there will be the following activities:

Gary the Clown who will provide a range of circus activities, science workshops, shows and games each day of the event - aimed at the youngest members (up to 8), who are all to be accompanied by a parent or carer. There will also be craft activities and a youth club area that will provide music, pool and table tennis for older children. Other free activities will include:

•a small bouncing castle reserved for the youngest members
•a climbing wall (that also operates in the evening)
•penalty shoot out
•laser wars
•Titanic themed inflatable slide
•New for 2014: crazy golf course
Plus more!

Amongst the superb free daytime entertainment is the spectacular Jive Pony with their thrilling musical ride and a truly wonderful Birds of Prey display by Gauntlet Birds. We have 'Superdogs' in the form of the Cheshire Dog Display Team and for all music lovers we are proud to have one of the UKs finest Regimental Drum and Fife Bands. There's also an Internet Café, box office for the evening entertainment tickets, Members' Marquee, exhibition stands, stalls, and much, much more. There's a superb Food Hall where you can buy everything from freshly baked bread and local produce to newspapers and magazines. You can even get cash-back, should the need arise. Saturday & Sunday day visitor Adult £11, Family £25.

Friday 23 May - Evening entertainment Abba Arrival - Adult £17, Youth (5 - 17) £11
Saturday 24 May - Evening entertainment Ultimate Madness & Fake That- Adult £17, Youth (5 - 17) £11
Sunday 25 May - Evening entertainment Michael Jackson Show - Adult £17, Youth (5 - 17) £11
Monday 26 May - Evening entertainment Caravan Club Concert Band and Caravan Club Singers in a Prom Night Special - Adult £17, Youth (5 - 17) £11

For further details visit their website: www.caravanclub.co.uk
Spring Flower Photography Workshop - Friday 30 May
By late May the Arley Hall gardens will be fresh and green as they burst into life, blooming with spring colour and perfect for photography. Learn to capture the freshness and vitality of the gardens in spring on this small-group practical photography workshop by Art In The Garden. Pro photographer Michael Turner will help you to find the best flower subjects and the most beautiful light, ensuring stunning photos and a fun and enjoyable day out. The Tudor Barn restaurant will be open during the workshop.

The course runs from 10am - 4pm and costs £90.

To book a place click here to contact Michael

June 2014

Willow Weaving - Tuesday 3 June
The course runs from 10am until approx 3.30pm and costs £54. This course will be making Bees. The Tudor Barn restaurant will be open during the course, tea and coffee will be provided.

To book a place visit website: www.juliettehamiltondesign.co.uk‎ or ring Juliette on 07949640613.
Watercolour Painting For Beginners - Wednesday 25 June
Chris Beesley will be running his beginners watercolour painting course at Arley. The course runs from 10 - 4 and cost £30.

For further details ring Chris on 01925 490109 or mobile 07773982996.
Willow Weaving - Tuesday 17 June
The course runs from 10am until approx 3.30pm and costs £54. This course will be making Dragonflies. The Tudor Barn restaurant will be open during the course, tea and coffee will be provided.

To book a place visit website: www.juliettehamiltondesign.co.uk‎ or ring Juliette on 07949640613.
Wedding Open Evening - Wednesday 18th June
See the Hall set up for a wedding and meet our prefered suppliers.
Arley Garden Festival - Saturday 21 June & Sunday 22nd June
This year will be the 20th Anniversary Garden Festival, celebrating all things for the garden. There will be a magnificent Floral Marquee and specialist nurseries along with horticultural accessessories. Question time sessions will take place on both days with TV Presenter Chris Beardshaw on Sunday. As well as being at the show we are also running a competition for several lucky winners to have breakfast with Chris on Sunday 22nd June at Arley at 9am, anybody pre-booking tickets will be entered into a draw, tickets must be booked in advance and the competition closes on Monday 16 June with the winners being chosen on Tuesday 17th June.

Garden tours guided by Lord Ashbrook and Head Gardener Gordon Baillie will also run throughout the weekend.

Local schools will be taking part in our Flower bed challenge and there will be a countryside marquee with willow weavers, the badger group, basket weaving and more. A plant surgery will be available for you to bring any of your plants to for advice on how to look after them.

There will be childrens entertainment including trampolines and face painting, a classic car display of Morris Minors on Saturday and Morgan cars on the Sunday. A live jazz band will welcome you each day and in the afternoon the Lymm Concert band will be playing in the bandstand.

Creative Crafts will be providing a quality gifts and crafts marquee.

There is a delicious food fair offering strawberries & cream, cheese, chutneys and pies as well as welsh beers, fresh coffee and more.

The Hall will be open and is included in the entry price and this year as well as being decorated with flowers by Lady Ashbrook Priestley college will be exhibiting their Garden Inspired Art. A plant creche, free buggy service Pimms & Champagne bar make this a delightful event.

Dogs are very welcome on a lead, please note however that there will be no access to the Gardens only on this weekend.

Mobility Scooters will be available for hire at the show provided by Oakwood Mobility, if you would like to pre-book a scooter please ring 01606 590666.

The show opens 10am - 5pm both days, book tickets online below or ring Sue on 01565 777 353 Ext 20:

Arley Garden Festival - Saturday 21st June


Arley Garden Festival - Sunday 22nd June
Close Up and Flower Photography Workshop - Friday 27 June
Art In The Garden's Michael Turner will introduce you to the wonderful world of the garden in close-up : how to choose the best subjects and the most interesting light, the basic equipment you'll need and a few artistic tips and tricks. This course is more about art than science and specialist extreme close-up kit is not needed, though a DSLR with a macro lens or close-focussing zoom will be an advantage. Compact and CSC camera users should ideally have macro or close-up settings available to get the most from the day. The Tudor Barn restaurant will be open during the workshop.

The course runs from 10am - 4pm and costs £90.

To book a place click here to contact Michael

July 2014

Willow Weaving - Tuesday 8 July
The course runs from 10am until approx 3.30pm and costs £54. This course will be making Chickens & Cockerels. The Tudor Barn restaurant will be open during the course, tea and coffee will be provided.

To book a place visit website: www.juliettehamiltondesign.co.uk‎ or ring Juliette on 07949640613.
Live in the Park Outdoor Concert - Saturday 12 July
Featuring The Soul Legends, Desperado (Eagles Tribute), Rock Stewart and special guests with a spectacular fireworks finale. Arley Hall and Gardens is the spectacular backdrop for this annual Live in the Park concert. Enjoy a picnic in the beautiful grounds of this stunning stately home before we bring you Rock Stewart as Rod; winner of The National Tribute Awards 2013, Desperado 'The Heart of the Eagles'; hailed as the most authentic sounding Eagles tribute band in the UK and The American Four Tops direct from the U.S.A with all that sweet soul music and motown magic.

Feel free to bring your own picnics, chairs and rugs, though there will also be a variety of catering outlets available on site and a fully licensed bar. The grounds of the gorgeous estate will open at 5pm, and the concert will begin at 6.30pm with a performance from a special guest band.

Rock Stewart will take to the stage at 7.30pm, followed by Desperado at 8.45pm by which time everyone should be boogying the night away. The American Four Tops will close the party at 9.50pm along with a spectacular fireworks finale at 10.50pm.

Early bird tickets will be on sale from 1st February-30th April at £19.50 for adults and £14.50 for children under 16 (under 5s go free). Family tickets (2 adults, 2 children under 16) are £58.50.

From 1st May, adult tickets will be £22.50/ £17.50 for children/£70 family ticket.

Tickets on the day £24.50/ £19.50 for children/£80 family ticket.

There are a number of sites, 3m x 3m, available for your garden gazebos which must be booked in advance – fee £50. Tel Arley Hall: 01565 777353.

Book tickets online below or ring Sue at Arley on 01565 777 353 Ext 20.

Live In The Park - Outdoor Concert 12 July 2014
Watercolour in the Gardens - Saturday 12 July
Chris Beesley will be holding a Watercolour in The Gardens course. The course runs from 10 - 4 and cost £30.

For further details ring Chris on 01925 490109 or mobile 07773982996.
Walled Garden Theatre - History with The Pantaloons - Thursday 17 July
Details of this event will be added shortly.

www.thepantaloons.co.uk
Half Marathon - Sunday 20 July
MyTriathlon specialises in Triathlon, Swimming, Cycling Running and Compression Products and events and have organised this run at Arley. The race starts at 9am.
Click here to contact Steve collins - Organiser
Capturing The Summer Border Photography Workshop - Friday 25 July
Art In The Garden's Michael Turner will introduce you to the wonderful world of the garden in close-up : how to choose the best subjects and the most interesting light, the basic equipment you'll need and a few artistic tips and tricks. This course is more about art than science and specialist extreme close-up kit is not needed, though a DSLR with a macro lens or close-focussing zoom will be an advantage. Compact and CSC camera users should ideally have macro or close-up settings available to get the most from the day. The Tudor Barn restaurant will be open during the workshop.

The course runs from 10am - 4pm and costs £90.

To book a place click here to contact Michael

August 2014

Arley Chilli Festival - Sunday 3 August
Food traders with chilli products, salsa dancing and a chilli quiz with prizes of meals at Nandos as well as the Arley Gardeners display of chilli plants also available to purchase and cooking demonstrations. The Tudor Barn restaurant will be cooking a variety of chilli dishes.

The Event is sponsored by Nando's FREE parking, Adult £1.50 (redeemable against optional entry to The Gardens), Children Free, additional charge for Hall & Gardens.

Dogs welcome on a lead, open 10 - 4.
Watercolour in the Gardens - Saturday 23 August
Chris Beesley will be holding a Watercolour in The Gardens course. The course runs from 10 - 4 and cost £30.

For further details ring Chris on 01925 490109 or mobile 07773982996.
Walled Garden Theatre - Romeo & Juliet - Thursday 28 August
For 400 years the tragedy of Shakespear's 'star coross'd lovers' has gripped audiences with its perfect blend of excitement, heart-stopping thrills and the most famous balcony scene in theatre history! Between this tale of feuding families, two young lovers, driven by youthful passion and blind love, enter a forbidden relationship. Faced with banishment and separation they hatch a drastic plan with terrible consequences ...

Gates open 6.30 pm. Performance starts 7.30 pm - lasts 2 hours. Pre-booked tickets £14.50. Payment on night of performance £16.50. Children (5-16) £10.00. Picnics welcome. Please bring a rug or low back seating.

Book online below or call Sue on 01565 777353.

Walled Garden Theatre - Romeo & Juliet


Christmas Floral Extravaganza - Saturday 6 - Friday 12 December

Gift Experience

If you would like to be welcomed to Arley by Lord and Lady Ashbrook and enjoy afternoon tea for two in the Library visit: www.giftideasfortwo.com

Events At Arley During the Year

Childrens Garden Trail around the Gardens
Craft & Gift Fair
Spring Plant Fair
Autumn Plant Fair
Willow Weaving
Painting Courses
Hearing Dogs For the Deaf
Bluebell Walks
Plant Heritage Plant Fair
Vale Royal Classic Car Show
Photography Workshops
Watercolour Painting Workshops
Live On the Park Concert
Walled Garden Theatre
Food Fair
Chilli Festival
Mushroom Walks
Antique Fairs
Wedding Fairs
Murder Mystery Nights
Christmas Floral Extravaganza
Christmas Food Fair