Heritage Events

heritage events 2019

 

 

 valuation days with

Louis Taylor

ancient high house

1st wednesday of the month

january-december

10am-2pm

no booking necessary

supported by louis Taylor Auctioneers

01782 214111

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 have a go archery

stafford castle

first sunday of the month

april-october

11am-4pm

six arrows for £2

no booking necessary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

easter bunny hunt
saturday 20 april
ancient high house

10am-4pm

Search for the Easter Bunny at the High House and claim your Easter surprise.

Hunt activity including children’s craft and colouring completion. £2

No booking necessary

Free admission to Museum

                                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

easter dinosaur egg hunt
sunday 21 april
stafford castle

11am-4pm

Seek out the hidden dinosaurs around the Castle site and claim your Easter Surprise.

Hunt activity including children’s craft and colouring completion. £2

No booking necessary

Free admission to Visitor Centre and Castle

 

   
   
   

 

st george's day

stafford castle

sunday 28th april

11am-4pm

meet st george England's patron saint

learn how to arm a knight

"drop in" dragon making workshop £2

no booking necessary

 

 

 

   
   

staffordshire day 

wednesday 1 May 2019

11am and 2pm

Free guided walk around Stafford's historic town centre and a visit to the ancient high house

meet at the ancient high house at 11am or 2pm

pre-booking essential

01785 619131

   

 

 

 an afternoon treat

izaak walton's cottage

sunday 5 may

1pm-5pm

visit izaak's timber framed cottage on the first day of our summer season.

join us for a piece of cake between 1pm and 5pm

free admission to the cottage and grounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   

 wildlife and country craft fair

sunday 12th may

11am-5pm

stafford castle

meet experts from the wildlife trust, RSPB, staffordshie bat group and more

falconry displays, folk dancing and ferrets

enter your dog in the PADS fun dog show

craft stalls

woodland walks

supported by PADS dog training

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
   

 bat walk

saturday 1 june

9pm start

stafford castle

serarch for bats in the castle grounds with experts from Staffordshire Bat Group.

pre-booking is essential call 01785 619131

adults £3 children £2

supported by Staffordshire Bat Group

meet outside the visitor centre

 

 

 

 

   
   
   

cooking, cures and cosmetics

izaak walton cottage

sunday 2 june

1pm-5pm

learn about herbs and their uses in the 17th century.

no booking is required and it is free admission

donations are welcome

 

 

 

   
   
   

folklore and fairies

saturday 22 june

10am-4pm

ancient high house

visit the weird and wonderful world of mystery, myth and imagination

learn about the green man, witches and wizards

hands on family fun activities

workshops £2

 

  

   
   
   

 teddy bears picnic

izaak walton cottage

sunday 14th july

12noon-5pm

enjoy family fun and games in the cottage garden.

we have magic shows, balloon modelling, face painting, make a teddy workshop, story telling, craft stalls and a bouncy castle

ideal family day out, so bring a blanket and a picnic and

don't forget your teddy!

 

 

 

 

   
   
   

classic car show

sunday 4 august

11am-5pm

stafford castle

a classic car treat and vintage fun for all the family

display cars, mini motor museum

auto mart and craft stalls

sponsored by Broadspeed Classics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
   

country games

izaak walton day

izaak walton cottage

sunday 11 august

1pm-5pm

join us for traditional fun and games at the cottage

with croquet, quoits, giant jenga and connect 4

light refreshments available

free admission

 

 
   
   

 

WORLD WAR 2

REENACTMENT

 

SUNDAY september 1

11am-5pm

stafford castle

 

 

 

   
   
   

 

heritage open days

history of the Ancient High House

saturday 14 september

10am-4pm

a guided tour of the Ancient High House

children's workshops

free admission

in support of heritage open days

 

   
   
   

heritage open days

hands on arms and armour

sunday 15 september

11am-4pm

try on armour and costumes from the medieval period

with guided tours of stafford castle's keep

no booking necessary

free admission

in support of heritage open days

   
   
   

murder mystery

murder at turnpike lodge

ancient high house

friday 18 october

7pm-9.30pm

£19.95 

perfomed by Creative Arts Theatre

 

   
   
   

hallowe'en

hocus pocus

ancient high house

saturday 26 october

10am-4pm

join in the witches kitchen

children's "drop in" halloween workshop

£2

 

 

   
   
   

hallowe'en

witches and warlocks

stafford castle

saturday 26 sunday 27

wednesday 30 thursday 31

11am-4pm

hallowe'en "drop in" workshops

£2

   
   
   

hallowe'en

at the haunted high house

thursday 31st oct

6pm-9pm

family halloween fun

join us on all Hallows Eve

be there if you dare

"drop in Halloween workshop £2

01785 619131

 

 

   
   
   

Christmas  craft fair

ancient high house

saturday 16 november

10am-6pm

browse the wide range of craft stalls

visit santa in his grotto

hot drinks and mince pies available

free admission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Christmas at the Castle

stafford castle

saturdays & sundays

30 november-22 december

11am-4pm

take a walk through the woods to solve our Christmas riddle

children's Christmas decorating workshop

cookies and hot chocolate available

workshop £2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Christmas past

ancient high house

saturday 7 december

10am-4pm

step back in time to a Christmas past

Christmas in Tudor, Stuart, Georgian and Victorian times

carol singing

Tudor dancing

Christmas workshops

hot drinks and mince pies available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Christmas wreath making

stafford castle

sunday 8 december

11am-4pm

create your own bespoke wreath for the Christmas festivities

all materials supplied

booking essential

£15

01785 619131

children's Christmas decorating workshop £2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

contact us for more information or call 01785 619131