The Harry Potter team are progressing plans for this year and we would recommend that you check on their website for details.

Click Here to visit their website.

The outdoor experience at Arley was created by Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment in partnership with award-winning theatrical designers and experiential creators, Thinkwell and their partners Unify and leading entertainment discovery platform Fever.

MAY

Sunday 1st Guided Bluebell Walk – 11am & 2pm THESE WALKS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED

See the amazing display of bluebells as you are guided around parts of the estate not normally open to the public. Lead by a knowledgeable guide you will see the bluebells as well as learn something of the history of the Arley estate.

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.

Adult £15, Child (4-16) £5, Annual Pass Holder £4.

Booking essential, call Sue on 01565 777353 to book.

Monday 2nd Guided Bluebell Walk – 11am & 2pm THESE WALKS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED

See the amazing display of bluebells as you are guided around parts of the estate not normally open to the public. Lead by a knowledgeable guide you will see the bluebells as well as learn something of the history of the Arley estate.

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.

Adult £15, Child (4-16) £5, Annual Pass Holder £4.

Booking essential, call Sue on 01565 777353 to book.

Sunday 8th Wedding Open Day

Come along and see the magnificent Hall set up for a wedding. Your wedding can be as grand or as intimate as you would like. Chat to the Arley staff who will be able to answer any questions you may have about any part of your special day. There are various locations at Arley where you can get married, from inside The Hall, in the Gardens in our award winning double herbaceous border or in the historic Cruck Barn, making it your choice.

You can see them all at this open day. A selection of our highly recommended suppliers will be here, each supplier has worked with Arley before and so we know you will get an excellent service. If you are not familiar with the format of a wedding ceremony, together with the Cheshire East Registrars you can go through the main points so you will know what to expect.

Open 10.00am to 3.00pm. No booking necessary, free entry and free parking.

Tuesday 10th Lord Ashbrook Woodlands Garden Talk & Garden Tour

Join Lord Ashbrook and learn about the woodlands and its development at Arley. This is then followed by a tour of the Arley Gardens lead by Lord Ashbrook. The talk is in the Olympia building at Arley. FREE parking. – for further details Click Here

Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th Hall Open

Entry to the Hall will be from 10am – 4pm (last entry 3.30pm). Adult £6, Child (4-16) £2, Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £15. No need to book.

PLEASE NOTE: Hall entry is only available as an upgrade after paid garden entry.

Wednesday 18th Spring Foraging Workshop

Organised by Forage Box Limited learn about foraging for wild ingredients – for further details Click Here

Thursday 19th Spring Foraging and Cooking Workshop

Organised by Forage Box Limited learn about foraging for wild ingredients – for further details Click Here

Saturday 21st May – Monday 29th August Sculpture Exhibition In The Gardens

This May, White Cube will bring international contemporary art to the historic setting of Arley Hall.

Arley’s admired gardens, created over the last 270 years by successive generations of the same family, are the epitome of the English Country House garden, blending formality with a carefully cultivated wildness. The exhibition will locate more than twenty works by artists including Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Isamu Noguchi, Cerith Wyn Evans and Danh Vo on their lawns, in ponds and woodland groves, surmounting the mellow brick walls, and on the beams of a Tudor barn.

Some are to be searched out while others punctuate the framed vistas of the garden; some, like Noguchi’s Play Sculpture and Virginia Overton’s Chime, invite visitors to touch and climb. Familiar tropes of the country garden will appear in unexpected forms, as Vo’s Chinese pavilion stands in for a summerhouse and David Altmejd reconfigures the classical nymph, and sculptures by Takis, Marguerite Humeau and Mona Hatoum will flourish like strange new forms of nature.

Entry is as part of normal garden admission, no need to book.

Sunday 22nd Artisan Market

Organised by eventsandmarkets (instagram) this is a chance to browse around the famous, award winning gardens at Arley Hall Artisan and food festival. Over 40 stands of makers and delicious food. There will be fantastic street food, bar, and the possibility to meet makers and artisans.

They will be bringing together some of the best in the country, including Great Taste Awards to TV star vendors. Meet the artists and producers from all over England.

Fair opening hours are 10.00am to 4.30pm. Admission is normal garden entry (+parking).

No need to book, dogs welcome on a lead.

Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th The Old Parsonage Garden NGS Open Day

Found on the Arley estate just past the main Arley gardens, this garden, owned by the family, is open 2-5pm on both days.

£5 per adult, children free. All monies raised on the entrance will go to the National Gardens Scheme charity, which include the Uk’s best loved nursing and health charities. Over £3 million was raised in 2021 by the NGS. The monies raised through tea and cake sales will be given to Hearing Dogs for the Deaf.

Cash or card payments at the Entrance, cash only for refreshments.

No need to book.

JUNE

Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th Platinum Jubilee Weekend

Saturday 11th Discover Tree Climbing

Be brave and take part in this exciting day at Arley, suitable for young and old! – for further details Click Here

Sunday 19th Hall Open

Entry to the Hall will be from 10am – 4pm (last entry 3.30pm). Adult £6, Child (4-16) £2, Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £15. No need to book.

PLEASE NOTE: Hall entry is only available as an upgrade after paid garden entry.

Sunday 19th Artisan Market

Organised by eventsandmarkets (instagram) this is a chance to browse around the famous, award winning gardens at Arley Hall Artisan and food festival. Over 40 stands of makers and delicious food. There will be fantastic street food, bar, and the possibility to meet makers and artisans.

They will be bringing together some of the best in the country, including Great Taste Awards to TV star vendors. Meet the artists and producers from all over England.

Fair opening hours are 10.00am to 4.30pm. Admission is normal garden entry (+parking).

No need to book, dogs welcome on a lead.

Wednesday 22nd Spring Foraging Workshop

Organised by Forage Box Limited learn about foraging for wild ingredients – for further details Click Here

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th Arley Garden Festival

The Garden Festival is firmly established as one of the foremost events in the horticultural calendar of the northwest of England. It is hugely enjoyed by all the visitors who greatly appreciate the intimate and friendly atmosphere. We have held a garden festival at Arley since 1995 and celebrated our 25th show in 2019.

This year, the festival, which regularly attracts 6,000 visitors will have a different layout. One of the changes we have made to refresh the show, is to not have a Floral Marquee. As a result of this change, we are able to move the Question Time marquee into the centre of the showground, making it bigger and with a different programme of talks and demonstrations. We plan also to work more closely with the schools in their gardening challenge. Our aim is to encourage children to think and learn about the natural environment in which they live, and we are hoping that COVID school guidelines will allow this to take place.

Both elements of the show are greatly enjoyed by many, and we are very excited about the change. We also want to work with all traders, some of whom have other parts to their business which could be incorporated into the show. For example, if you are able to do a demonstration or give an expert talk and share your knowledge, please let us know.

Whilst the layout may change slightly all other parts of the show will remain unchanged so our garden tours running throughout the day, lead by Lord Ashbrook and Gordon Baillie our Head Gardener will still be taking place. Visitor entry to the gardens will also still be a part of their ticket however this year we are delighted to be able to enhance this with a sculpture exhibition. Works by leading artists including Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley, Isamu Noguchi and Danh Vo will be installed throughout the grounds for all our visitors to enjoy. As ever there will be dedicated plant nurseries and high-quality garden accessory traders at the show.

In the Countryside Marquee visitors will be able to learn about Coppice Fencing, Wood Carving and Dry-Stone Walling along with finding out about the Woodland Trust, The Wildlife Trust and the Hedgehog rescue society.

It’s a great family day out with children’s entertainment including face painting, tree climbing and children’s rides, trampolines, and alpacas as well as our own picnic area and PlayZone complete with zip wire!

Creative Crafts will play host to a large selection of high-quality gift and craft traders in their own marquee whilst food traders will be in our historic Cruck Barn and line the walkway down to the Hall. There will be a brass band playing in the afternoon and a foot tapping jazz band playing throughout the day. Classic cars will be outside the Hall.

For a trader application form please click here

Open 10am – 5pm. Tickets are available to pre-book until 11am on Friday 24th June and can be used on either Saturday or Sunday. 10% discount for Annual Pass holders, please call 01565 777353 to book.

Adult gate £18.00 pre-booked £14.50

Child (4-16) gate £5 pre-booked £4.50

To book tickets for Saturday 25th Click Here

To book tickets for Sunday 26th Click Here

Please note that access to Arley over this weekend is as part of the Garden Festival only.

Tuesday 28th or Wednesday 29th Watercolour & Sketching Days ‘Summer Blooms’ with Allie Pottinger

From complete beginners starting out, to intermediates; lots of demonstrations and techniques shared (the small group will sketch outside too weather permitting) please wear suitable outdoor clothing, bring a pack lunch or the garden café is available. Limited availability, early booking advisable. £65 all art materials included. Meet in the spacious Coach House room next to the Gift Shop, 10.00am – 3.00pm – for further details Click Here

JULY

Thursday 7th Arley Garden Soirée

Take this opportunity to see the gardens in the evening light, visit from 6pm – 10pm (sunset scheduled to be at 9.37pm) Enjoy a Pimm’s welcome drink on arrival (non-alcoholic alternative will be available) followed by delicious menu should you wish and listen to the live music which will be playing.

Pre-booked tickets £20, on the night tickets (limited availability) £25.

Special discounts Arley Annual Pass holders & Friends of Arley receive 10% discount on pre-booked tickets.

FREE Parking – to book tickets Click Here

Saturday 9th NMC Outdoor Charity Concert

Outdoor concert in aid of the Neuro Muscular Centre, Winsford, Cheshire. – to book tickets Click Here

Sunday 10th The Tale of Peter Rabbit And Benjamin Bunny

Outdoor theatre in the East garden. – to book tickets Click Here

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th JBM Music Concert

Music Concert on the park Boogietown disco funk and soul festival- to book tickets Click Here

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th Artisan Market

Organised by eventsandmarkets (instagram) this is a chance to browse around the famous, award winning gardens at Arley Hall Artisan and food festival. Over 40 stands of makers and delicious food. There will be fantastic street food, bar, and the possibility to meet makers and artisans.

They will be bringing together some of the best in the country, including Great Taste Awards to TV star vendors. Meet the artists and producers from all over England.

Fair opening hours are 10.00am to 4.30pm. Admission is normal garden entry (+parking).

No need to book, dogs welcome on a lead.

Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th Hall Open

Entry to the Hall will be from 10am – 4pm (last entry 3.30pm). Adult £6, Child (4-16) £2, Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £15. No need to book.

PLEASE NOTE: Hall entry is only available as an upgrade after paid garden entry.

Wednesday 20th Walled Garden Theatre – War of The Worlds

Enjoy an evening of entertainment outside in The Walled Garden as The Pantaloons act out the story of The War of The Worlds. – for further details Click Here

AUGUST

Saturday 13th Firework Champions

Enjoy the spectacular firework displays as team compete to win this competition – for further details Click Here

Thursday 18th Walled Garden Theatre – As You Like It

Enjoy an evening of entertainment outside in The Walled Garden as The Lord Chamberlains Men act out the story of As You Like It. – to book tickets click here Click Here

Sunday 21st Artisan Market

Organised by eventsandmarkets (instagram) this is a chance to browse around the famous, award winning gardens at Arley Hall Artisan and food festival. Over 40 stands of makers and delicious food. There will be fantastic street food, bar, and the possibility to meet makers and artisans.

They will be bringing together some of the best in the country, including Great Taste Awards to TV star vendors. Meet the artists and producers from all over England.

Fair opening hours are 10.00am to 4.30pm. Admission is normal garden entry (+parking).

No need to book, dogs welcome on a lead.

Friday – Monday 26th- 29th Geronimo Family Festival

This exciting family festival has every type of entertainment for every age of child, you can camp or glamp, visit for the day or the weekend. – for further details Click Here

SEPTEMBER

Saturday & Sunday 24th- 25th The Great British Food Festival

Enjoy this food festival with a wide range of food traders, live music, competition and entertainment – for further details Click Here

OCTOBER

Saturday 8th Guided Mushroom Walks

Enjoy these guided mushroom walks around the estate, details to be confirmed.

NOVEMBER

Sunday 6th Wedding Open Day

Come along and see the magnificent Hall set up for a wedding. Your wedding can be as grand or as intimate as you would like. Chat to the Arley staff who will be able to answer any questions you may have about any part of your special day. There are various locations at Arley where you can get married, from inside The Hall, in the Gardens in our award winning double herbaceous border or in the historic Cruck Barn, making it your choice.

You can see them all at this open day. A selection of our highly recommended suppliers will be here, each supplier has worked with Arley before and so we know you will get an excellent service. If you are not familiar with the format of a wedding ceremony, together with the Cheshire East Registrars you can go through the main points so you will know what to expect.

Open 10.00am to 3.00pm. No booking necessary, free entry and free parking.

DECEMBER

Friday – Thursday 2nd- 8th Christmas At Arley

The Hall will be decorated with fresh flowers and foliage from the gardens by local florists and colleges. Floral Demonstrations will be taking place as well as wreath making courses. The Gardener’s Kitchen Café will be serving delicious festival food and mulled wine and mince pies will be available.