Event Series Antiques & Collectors Fair

Antiques & Collectors Fair

You never know what you may find! Browse a wonderful variety of stalls offering quality, collectable and eclectic items in this fantastic Antiques and Collectors Fair! Speak to dealers and stallholders as you explore a wide range of items, including the unique and unusual. Discover historical wonders in a stunning historic setting. Entry [...]

Mothers’ Day

Free entry for mum! Celebrate Mothers' Day with a trip to Hartlebury Castle. Spend the day discovering the Castle's stories, enjoying hands-on activities and taking trips down memory lane. Relax in the Carriage Circle, or sit back while the kids run off energy on the adventure playground. Pop into the cafe during your visit, [...]

Volunteer Recruitment Day

Whether you’re green-fingered, like chatting to people, or maybe you're pretty nifty with a hammer and screwdriver - could you give some of your time to Hartlebury Castle? As a volunteer you'd be part of our friendly team, keeping up or learning new skills and making new friends along the way. We’d love to hear [...]

Family Activities – Colourful Crafts

From rainbows and kingfishers to jelly beans, COLOUR is at the centre of the fun this Easter! Create beautiful crafts brimming with colour, and follow the Scavenger Hunt trail of greens, blues, reds, pinks and more around the Castle. Crafts: Tuesday 4, Wednesday 5, Thursday 6 April (whole-site admission + £3.50, includes trail) Crafts: [...]

Easter Eggstravaganza!

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Looking for an eggcellent way to celebrate Easter? Look no further! Bring your eggsplorers to Hartlebury Castle for a cracking good time! Explore the beautiful grounds of the Castle as you hunt for the hidden eggs and surprises! Make sure to report back to our friendly staff and [...]

Family Activities – Colourful Crafts

From rainbows and kingfishers to jelly beans, COLOUR is at the centre of the fun this Easter! Create beautiful crafts brimming with colour, and follow the Scavenger Hunt trail of greens, blues, reds, pinks and more around the museum. Crafts: Tuesday 4, Wednesday 5, Thursday 6 April (whole-site admission + £3.50, includes trail) Crafts: Tuesday 11, [...]

Event Series Antiques & Collectors Fair

Antiques & Collectors Fair

You never know what you may find! Browse a wonderful variety of stalls offering quality, collectable and eclectic items in this fantastic Antiques and Collectors Fair! Speak to dealers and stallholders as you explore a wide range of items, including the unique and unusual. Discover historical wonders in a stunning historic setting. Entry [...]

Encanto – Outdoor Cinema

Certificate: PG Escape to Colombia for the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength [...]

Matilda the Musical – Outdoor Cinema

Certificate: PG Follow the inspirational tale of Matilda, an extraordinary girl who, armed with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination, dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results. Screenwriter Dennis Kelly adapts the Royal Shakespeare Company's Tony and Olivier Award-Winning production for the big screen, with original music and lyrics [...]

CANCELLED: Elvis (2022) – Outdoor Cinema

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this screening. Tickets are still available for Encanto and Matilda the Musical Nominated for 9 BAFTAs & winner of Best Actor. Follow the life of American music icon Elvis Presley, from his childhood to becoming a rock and movie star in the 1950s while maintaining a complex relationship [...]

A Coronation Celebration

A coronation celebration! Join us for this special event in celebration of the coronation of King Charles III and enjoy fantastic falconry displays in the Castle’s Carriage Circle and a chance to get up close to these magnificent birds. Children can also meet our very own ‘King Henry’ and experience being crowned like a [...]

Event Series Antiques & Collectors Fair

Antiques & Collectors Fair

You never know what you may find! Browse a wonderful variety of stalls offering quality, collectable and eclectic items in this fantastic Antiques and Collectors Fair! Speak to dealers and stallholders as you explore a wide range of items, including the unique and unusual. Discover historical wonders in a stunning historic setting. Entry [...]

Superhero Adventures!

What’s your superpower? Bring along your action figures, dress up as your favourite superhero (or invent your own!) and settle in for superhero adventures with storyteller Ian Craigan! Meet Thor and Wonder Woman as you wander around the site, follow the superhero trail and make your own Thor mask or Wonder Woman crown and [...]

Superhero Crafts!

Make your very own superhero! Come dressed up ready to save the day and create your fantastic wooden puppet hero. Then, use your powers to follow the superhero adventure trail around the Castle! Crafts: Tuesday 30 May – Thursday 1 June. Whole-site admission + £3.50. Trail: Monday 29 May – Sunday 4 Jun. Whole-site [...]

21st Century ABBA

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

21st Century ABBA You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life! Following on from last year's sell out shows, this is an evening of hit after hit with songs you know and love including Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Take a Chance on Me, Super Trouper and many, many more. [...]

Fathers’ Day

Treat dad to a day out at Hartlebury Castle this Fathers' Day, with free entry for dads! Plus, enjoy a delicious lunch at Hayley's Kitchen - follow their Facebook page to look out for their special Fathers' Day menu. Dads must be accompanied by a paying child (5-100+yrs)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Outdoor Theatre

“If we shadows have offended, Think but this, and all is mended… That you have but slumbered here While these visions did appear…” Quantum Theatre presents a brand new production of Shakespeare’s most enduringly popular play of love and intrigue, magic and celebration set on that most dangerous of nights when fairies are abroad [...]

Valuation Evening with Fieldings Auctioneers Ltd

This event has been postponed. A new date will be announced shortly. Bring your antiques/curiosities with you as Will Farmer and a team of specialists from Fieldings Auctioneers are on hand in the Great Hall to value and advise you on them. Plus, enjoy an evening in the Bishop's Palace as you explore the [...]

NHS 75 – Summer Concert (3rd Party Hire)

This is a third party event. All enquiries to go to the organiser through their web link. Come and join us for this fantastic event - bring a picnic, chairs or a blanket, relax and enjoy an afternoon of stunning vocals and entertainment. Tickets are for adults are £15 ( kids under 14 are [...]

The Importance of Being Earnest – Outdoor Theatre

The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present Oscar Wilde’s finest and best-loved romantic comedy. With a cast of unforgettably larger than life characters, the delightful Cecily, the roguish Algernon and the formidable Lady Bracknell are sure to keep you wildly entertained! Bring a picnic, chair and [...]

Event Series Antiques & Collectors Fair

Antiques & Collectors Fair

You never know what you may find! Browse a wonderful variety of stalls offering quality, collectable and eclectic items in this fantastic Antiques and Collectors Fair! Speak to dealers and stallholders as you explore a wide range of items, including the unique and unusual. Discover historical wonders in a stunning historic setting. Entry [...]

Soul Medicine Festival (3rd party hire)

This is a third party event. All enquiries to go to the organiser through their web link. Soul Medicine Festival is coming to Worcestershire for the first time!! We're excited to announce that we'll be coming to the STUNNING Hartlebury Castle on Saturday 22nd July. We can't wait to host another soulful health & [...]

Summer Fun! Crafts exploring the Natural World – Dinosaurs

Step back millions of years, to a natural world filled with roarsome creatures....dinosaurs! What's your favourite dinosaur? Join us for exciting crafts inspired by history's most famous creatures. What will you create to take home? Plus: Follow the trail around the Castle, as you spend the day with friends and family. Explore the Castle [...]

Summer Crafts – Exploring the Natural World: Under the Sea

Join us for our second week of exploring the natural world as we go to the depths of the ocean with our theme Under the Sea! "Just look at the world around youRight here on the ocean floorSuch wonderful things surround youWhat more is you lookin' for?"* Take the words of a certain crab [...]

Event Series Antiques & Collectors Fair

Antiques & Collectors Fair

You never know what you may find! Browse a wonderful variety of stalls offering quality, collectable and eclectic items in this fantastic Antiques and Collectors Fair! Speak to dealers and stallholders as you explore a wide range of items, including the unique and unusual. Discover historical wonders in a stunning historic setting. Entry [...]

Trevor Hunter: Art Exhibition

Browse stunning photography by local photographer Trevor Hunter. Immerse yourself in images of nature and wildlife and take a moment of calm in the Great Hall. The artworks and gift cards will be available to purchase, making the perfect addition to your home, or a gift for someone else. If more than one catches [...]

Summer Crafts – Exploring the Natural World: Birds of a Feather

This week, we take to the air for inspiration from our feathered friends! We've got lots of birds at Hartlebury Castle, including herons, kestrels and woodpeckers. How many will you spot or hear? Watch the kids take inspiration and channel it into their crafty side as they enjoy crafts based on Birds of a [...]

Bad Dad by David Walliams – Outdoor Theatre

Gather round and give three cheers for Reverend Judith. She is receiving the Citizen of the Year Award for her amazing work with the food bank. Come congratulate her and hear how it all started with Frank and his dad, Gilbert. Gilbert is a bit of a local celebrity. He was no other than [...]

Summer Crafts – Exploring the Natural World: Junk Art

Week 4 of our nature explorations. This week let your imagination run wild with Junk Art! It's amazing what you can do with 'rubbish', so join us as we turn it into art! Plus: Follow the trail around the Castle, as you spend the day with friends and family. Explore the Castle as you [...]

21st Century Queen – Outdoor Concert

SOLD OUT! Chapterhouse Presents 21st Century Queen! Prepare for the concert of a lifetime as 21st Century Queen recreates many of the bands best known and loved hits including We Will Rock You, Radio Ga Ga, and possibly the best known single of all time Bohemian Rhapsody. Performing hit after hit of arguably the [...]

Summer Crafts – Exploring the Natural World: Bug Creations

Week 5 of our exploration of the natural world is all things bugs! Get crafty as you make your bug creations to take home (does not involve actual bugs...). Can you find our bug houses while on site too? Plus: Follow the trail around the Castle, as you spend the day with friends and [...]

Event Series Antiques & Collectors Fair

Antiques & Collectors Fair

You never know what you may find! Browse a wonderful variety of stalls offering quality, collectable and eclectic items in this fantastic Antiques and Collectors Fair! Speak to dealers and stallholders as you explore a wide range of items, including the unique and unusual. Discover historical wonders in a stunning historic setting. Entry [...]

Heritage Open Days – Free Entry & Art Exhibition

Enjoy FREE ENTRY to Hartlebury Castle! Hartlebury Castle has a fascinating history, with many intriguing stories to tell. Three of its bishops became saints, two were burned at the stake and one became the Pope who refused Henry VIII his divorce. They have amazing stories to tell and their history alongside that of [...]

Worcestershire Artists Exhibition

Sunday 17th September - Please be aware Whole-Site admission tickets must be purchased to view this exhibition. All ticket sales go back into sustaining Hartlebury Castle for the future. Continuing from Heritage Open Days, browse wonderful works by professional Worcestershire artists during your visit to Hartlebury Castle. Enjoy a variety of arts and crafts, [...]

Bat Walk

Encounter our night-time flying friends as you enjoy a pleasant evening stroll in the beautiful grounds of Hartlebury Castle to learn about bats! You'll be introduced to habitats where bats can be found by Phil Playford and members of the Worcestershire Bat Group, who will lead you on a gentle walk around the grounds. [...]

Event Series Antiques & Collectors Fair

Antiques & Collectors Fair

You never know what you may find! Browse a wonderful variety of stalls offering quality, collectable and eclectic items in this fantastic Antiques and Collectors Fair! Speak to dealers and stallholders as you explore a wide range of items, including the unique and unusual. Discover historical wonders in a stunning historic setting. Entry [...]

Halloween Pumpkin Carving

Choose your pumpkin, scoop out the seeds and draw your design. Whether you go for a seriously spooky, fabulously funny or cunningly creative - let your imagination run wild! Then hand your pumpkins to our fantastic carvers who will cut it out for you. Children can design away with a hot chocolate by their [...]

Witch & Wizard School

Calling all young witches and wizards… Dress up in your favourite spooky costume, create your own magic wand in the craft area, then use your magic in Professor Bumbledum’s enchanting spell sessions in the Great Hall! Wand-making crafts: 11am – 4pm Spell sessions: 11.30am and 12.30, 2, and 3pm Spend the rest of your [...]

Murder Mystery: A Perfect Murder

Miss Mapletree returns to Hartlebury Castle with a new mystery to solve. Settle in for an evening of great entertainment, with a delicious 3-course meal, as you watch the story unfold. Can you solve the mystery and figure out whodunnit? This is a fundraising event for Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust. By joining [...]

A Festive Evening

Join us for an evening of crafts, music and merriment! Browse a lovely range of craft stalls from local stallholders, finding the perfect gift for friends and family, or a treat for yourself. Enjoy live music as you sip on your complimentary glass of mulled wine and explore the Bishop's Palace dressed beautifully for [...]

Dig Hartlebury, so what do we know now?

Find out what Dig Hartlebury's recent archaeological works at Hartlebury Castle have turned up! Join us in the Medieval Great Hall for a special talk on the exciting archaeological discoveries made, uncovering the Castle's past. And, don't miss out on the big reveal of the results from this year's Civil War bastion dig! Talk [...]

Event Series Festive Wreath Making

FULLY BOOKED Wreath Making

This is a fundraising event for Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust. All money made from your ticket will go towards keeping Hartlebury Castle open for the future. Come and see the festive decorations at Hartlebury Castle and join our Head Gardener Jane Finch, as she teaches you to create a fantastically unique Christmas wreath using [...]

A Family Christmas

A Family Christmas returns to Hartlebury Castle this December! Enjoy a magical December day out in the Worcestershire countryside where the Palace and Museum will be dressed for Christmas… The weekend is more jam-packed with festivities than ever and the Castle will be alive with seasonal music and enchanting decorations. Mother Christmas will be [...]

A Family Christmas

A Family Christmas returns to Hartlebury Castle this December! Enjoy a magical December day out in the Worcestershire countryside where the Palace and Museum will be dressed for Christmas… The weekend is more jam-packed with festivities than ever and the Castle will be alive with seasonal music and enchanting decorations. Mother Christmas will be [...]

Event Series Sing Along with Santa

Sing Along with Santa

Join Santa for a session of singing and storytelling! Get into the festive spirit as you sing along to Christmas classics with Santa. Then settle in with a hot chocolate (or juice) and a breakfast treat, as Santa reads the beloved tale of The Night Before Christmas. Each child will also receive a Christmas [...]

Event Series Sing Along with Santa

Sing Along with Santa

Join Santa for a session of singing and storytelling! Get into the festive spirit as you sing along to Christmas classics with Santa. Then settle in with a hot chocolate (or juice) and a breakfast treat, as Santa reads the beloved tale of The Night Before Christmas. Each child will also receive a Christmas [...]

Event Series Festive Wreath Making

Wreath Making

This is a fundraising event for Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust. All money made from your ticket will go towards keeping Hartlebury Castle open for the future. Come and see the festive decorations at Hartlebury Castle and join our Head Gardener Jane Finch, as she teaches you to create a fantastically unique Christmas wreath using [...]

Event Series Festive Wreath Making

FULLY BOOKED Wreath Making

This is a fundraising event for Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust. All money made from your ticket will go towards keeping Hartlebury Castle open for the future. Come and see the festive decorations at Hartlebury Castle and join our Head Gardener Jane Finch, as she teaches you to create a fantastically unique Christmas wreath using [...]

Event Series Festive Wreath Making

FULLY BOOKED Wreath Making

This is a fundraising event for Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust. All money made from your ticket will go towards keeping Hartlebury Castle open for the future. Come and see the festive decorations at Hartlebury Castle and join our Head Gardener Jane Finch, as she teaches you to create a fantastically unique Christmas wreath using [...]

A Christmas Wassail

Begin your Christmas celebrations in the best way possible with the Crescent's ever-popular Wassail - a show with enough Christmas spirit to last the whole year through! A festival of choral music, solo songs, spoken word and comedy brought together to warm your spirits with the magic of Christmas. With the opportunity to enjoy [...]

Event Series The Snowman

The Snowman

Celebrate Christmas with a concert of family festive music! Following sell out performances last year, Worcestershire Winds Concert Band returns to bring you another festive musical treat. Listen to these fun seasonal pieces in Act One: The Polar Express - Silvestri arr. Ballard How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Hague arr. Clark Highlights from [...]

Event Series The Snowman

The Snowman

Celebrate Christmas with an afternoon of family festive music! Following sell out performances last year, Worcestershire Winds Concert Band returns to bring you another festive musical treat. Listen to these fun seasonal pieces in Act One: The Polar Express - Silvestri arr. Ballard How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Hague arr. Clark Highlights from [...]

Half-Term Activity – Chinese Lantern Trail

Find all the lanterns on our Chinese New Year trail! This February half-term, hunt for the Chinese lanterns hidden around the Castle and learn all about the Chinese zodiac. Are you a mischievous monkey, a dependable dog, or a daring dragon itself in this Year of the Dragon? Trail runs from Saturday 10th-Sunday 18th [...]

Half-Term Crafts – Celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Dragon

Get into the fiery spirit of the Chinese New Year this February half-term! Create dragon crafts and a Chinese lantern to celebrate the start of the Year of the Dragon. Take them home as your very own decorations after exploring the Bishop's Palace and County Museum. Why not burn off some energy in our [...]