Arley Hall & Gardens

Tel: 01565 777 353


July 2015

Wedding Open Evening – Wednesday 1st July

If you have already booked your wedding at Arley or are thinking of Arley as a venue for your wedding, come along and see the Hall set as an exclusive wedding venue and experience for yourself the romantic and welcoming atmosphere which the Hall offers you and your guests. Meet the Arley team who will be happy to help with any advice and tips for the perfect day. You can get married at Arley in The historic hall, magnificent Cruck Barn or in the stunning Alcove outside in the gardens, the choice is yours.

Speak to some of our preferred suppliers who will be on hand to offer suggestions and show examples of their work from florists to dresses, vintage cars, cakes and musicians.

Cheshire East Registration Service will also provide a ceremony presentation ‘Your Ceremony’ in the Drawing Room at 6pm. It gives brides and grooms a fabulous opportunity of being able to see how they can create the perfect wedding ceremony for their special day. The registrars will also happily answer questions after the ceremony.

Open 5pm – 8pm, admission and parking is FREE, no need to book simple come along.

Fairy Tales & Trails – Sunday 5th July

Children are invited to explore the magical gardens through our new Fairy
Tales & Trails, unravelling the storybook clues as they make their way through
The Gardens. Arley can boast several ‘secret gardens’ thanks to a host of
nooks and crannies that are just waiting to be explored by your little ones.

And don’t forget there is plenty other outdoor fun in our Adventure Play Zone
with it’s zip wire, sandpit, swings, slide and willow domes. Bring a picnic or
buy a children’s fun food box from our Tudor Barn Restaurant.

Open 11am – 5pm, Parking FREE, Dogs welcome on a lead.

Advanced Tickets: Family (2+3 children 5-12) £10
On the Day Tickets: Family (2+3 children 5-12) £15

Live In The Park Outdoor Concert – Saturday 11th July

Live music where you can bring a picnic before you watch on stage, The Dolly Show, Europe’s top Dolly Parton tribute act which combines her greatest hits with flawless comic timing. Next to the stage will be Johnny Lee Memphis: world champion Elvis impersonator who guarantees the same excitement that the King of rock ‘n’ roll delivered to his audiences. Closing the concert with their close harmony singing, The Blue Beatles will capture the iconic sound of the sixties. All proceeds to The Neuro Muscular Centre – Winsford.

Picnic concert and fantastic firework finale in the stunning setting of the Arley parkland.
Gates Open at 5pm, 6.30pm Special Guest Act (tbc), 7.30pm The Dolly Show, 8.45pm Elvis Tribute, 9.45pm The Blue Beatles, 10.50pm Firework Finale.

Tickets bought from 1st May
Adults £22.50, Children up to 16 years £17.50, Family (2 + 2) £70
Tickets bought on the day
Adults £24.50, Children up to 16 years £19.50, family (2 + 2) £80

Book online below or contact Sue on 01565 777 353:

Outdoor Concert – Saturday 11th July

Walled Garden Theatre – Pride & Prejudice – Thursday 16th July

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen’s witty and romantic masterpiece is one of the best-loved stories of all time, dealing with the most important questions in life… Will Mrs Bennett manage to offload her numerous daughters in record time? Will Lizzy and Darcy actually get together? Will creepy Mr Collins just go away please? The literary classic gets the full Pantaloons treatment in this beautifully hilarious and delightfully innovative new adaptation.

Performance by The Pantaloons at 7pm, Adults £14.50, Children £5, Parking FREE.

August 2015

NGS Open Day – Arley Gardens – Sunday 2nd August

Visit the Gardens and see how magnificent they are in the summer months with the herbaceous border in bloom, the Illex Columns, the rose garden, the walled garden and rootery. There is also the Grove and woodland walk to explore.

Adults £7.50 Children £3 Open 11am – 5pm.

Walled Garden Theatre Twelfth Night – Friday 28th August

If music be the food of love, play on!

This summer The Lord Chamberlain’s Men return to the beautiful surroundings of Arley Hall. This award-winning company arrive this summer with their magical production of Twelfth Night – this brand new, action-packed production of Shakespeare’s greatest romantic comedy is a story of love, loss, confusion and, ultimately, a joyous happy ending.
For the past decade the company have brought their own special brand of authentic, exhilarating and engaging productions to the UK’s most historically important and visually stunning venues and this year’s production of Twelfth Night will be no different.

One of literature’s most famous and tangled love stories the production will be over-flowing with love, laughter and longing and mischief, mayhem and mistaken identity. With one of the best-known comic sub-plots ever written no performance of Twelfth Night is complete without a good dose of the pompous steward Malvolio and his cross-gartered yellow stockings!!

O time, thou must untangle this, not I.
It is too hard a knot for me to untie!

Gates open 6.30 pm. Performance starts 7.30 pm – lasts 2 hours.

For further information, please contact:
Mark Puddle, Creative Director of The Lord Chamberlain’s Men on 0207 240 9492 or or visit

Pre-booked tickets Adults £14.50
Payment on night of performance Adults £16.50 Children (5-16) £10.00.
Picnics welcome. Please bring a rug or low back seating.

Contact Sue 01565 777 353 ext 20 to book tickets.


Autumn Plant Fair – Sunday 13th September

Enjoy a day out browsing the specialist plant nurseries selling unusual plants, shrubs, trees and bulbs and gather great ideas for your garden for the following year.

The Arley gardners will be at the fair and will be only to pleased to give advice, guidance and answer any questions you may have about the best type of plants for your garden.

Adult entry is £1.50 which is redeemable against entry to the stunning Arley Gardens, the Tudor Barn restaurant is open for meals or just delicious tea and cake.

Open 10 – 4pm, children and parking are FREE.

Dogs very welcome on a lead.

Great British Food Festival – Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September

Over 80 top local and artisan producers, a big serving of stunning hot food, add a dash of real ale and wine bars, kids cookery lessons and lots of children’s activities, top chef demos popular Men V’s Food, with lashings of excellent live music and mix together… you get a fun foodie day out for the whole family!

Mushroom Walks – Sunday 27th September

Walks are at 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm.
With over 40 varieties of mushrooms at Arley this is an opportunity to see and hear about the diverse array of multi-coloured growths, in the autumnal months of the year, which we know as fungi. Fungi are the fruiting bodies of underground organisms that are neither plant nor animal. These mystical creations are structured in a way similar to plants yet feed in the way of animals, by drawing sustenance from living or dead matter. These two major factors contribute to fungi being classified in a Kingdom of their own.
These walks are not intended as a food foray and species may not be taken for culinary use, edibility will not be discussed, concentration will be on identification and building up a knowledge of the fungal world.
£5.00 per person (entry to The Gardens is an additional fee)
Booking essential, waterproof clothing and sensible footwear should be worn as the walks are in grass and woodland areas. Meeting in the stable yard.

Book below or ring 01565 777 353 Ext 20.

Mushroom Walks – 11 am

Mushroom Walks – 2 pm

Wedding Open Day – Sunday 27th September


October 31st, November 1st – Creative Craft Fair
November 9th & 10th, Monday and Tuesday – Shopping Spectacular
December 5th – 10th, Saturday to Thursday – Christmas Floral Extravaganza

For information and bookings of all events contact 01565 777 353 Ext 20.