Heritage Events

Heritage events 2019




 valuation days with

Louis Taylor

ancient high house

1st wednesday of the month



no booking necessary

supported by louis Taylor Auctioneers

01782 214111












 have a go archery

stafford castle

first sunday of the month

april and then June to October


six arrows for £2

no booking necessary











easter bunny hunt
saturday 20 april
ancient high house


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


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


meet st george England's patron saint

learn how to arm a knight

"drop in" dragon making workshop £2

no booking necessary













  an afternoon treat

izaak walton's cottage

sunday 5 may


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


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


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


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


enjoy family fun and games in the cottage garden.

 magic shows, balloon modelling, face painting, make a teddy workshop, story telling, garden games

"Pop up tea room"

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

don't forget your teddy!

Free admission

Car park £2














classic car show

sunday 4 august


stafford castle

a classic car treat and vintage fun for all the family

display cars, mini motor museum

auto mart and craft stalls

Free admission

car parking £5

















country games

izaak walton day

izaak walton cottage

sunday 11 august


join us for traditional fun and games at the cottage

with croquet, quoits, giant jenga and connect 4

light refreshments available

free admission











SUNDAY september 1


stafford castle

Free admission

Car parking £3













heritage open days

history of the Ancient High House

saturday 14 september


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


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












Hocus Pocus

Ancient High House

Saturday 26 October


join in the witches kitchen

children's "drop in" halloween workshop













Witches and Warlocks

Stafford Castle

saturday 26 sunday 27

wednesday 30 thursday 31


hallowe'en "drop in" craft workshops £2 per child

Outdoor Pumpkin Trail

Come dressed up and enjoy the Halloween Fun!










at the haunted high house

thursday 31st oct


family halloween fun

join us on all Hallows Eve

be there if you dare

Doors open at 6pm and close at 9pm.  Admission price is £2 per adult and £1 per child.  Under 5 year old children are free.  Children's workshop included in the ticket price.  Visitors are encouraged to dress up and join us for an evening in the Haunted House. The ground and first floor will be suitable for all ages with workshops and activities.  The rest of the house may require younger children having adult supervision.  This is a family event and no under 18's will be permitted without an adult accompanying them.  Tickets are to be booked and paid for in advance via Stafford Gatehouse Theatre. 











Meet father christmas

 at the

Ancient High House

Saturday 16 November



visit santa in his grotto

Hang your wish on the wishing tree

Make a Christmas pomander for just £2

Pop up tea room

Face Painting













 Christmas at the Castle

stafford castle

saturdays & sundays

30 november-22 december


take a walk through the woods to solve our Christmas riddle

children's Christmas decorating workshop

 hot chocolate available

workshop £2











 Christmas past

ancient high house

saturday 7 december


step back in time to a Christmas past

Christmas in Tudor, Stuart, Georgian and Victorian times with costumed guides on hand to tell you about the traditions of Christmas in years gone by. 

Christmas Craft workshops

hot drinks and mince pies

Come and see the Ancient High House fully decorated with holly, Ivy and traditional fruit and spices and feel the real spirit of Christmas. 


Georgian Tree










 Christmas wreath making

Workshop at 

stafford castle

sunday 8 december


create your own bespoke wreath for the Christmas festivities

all materials supplied

advanced booking essential

£15 per person.

Pre booked session via Stafford Gatehouse Theatre.









contact us for more information or call 01785 619131