Witch & Wizard School – Half Term Activities

Calling all budding witches and wizards! Dress up in your favourite spooky costume and join in our Halloween Fun! Carve a pumpkin, follow the fangtastic pumpkin trail, make a wand to cast spells, and stir up a potion ready for Halloween! Join our Witch & Wizard School Spooky Classes at 12pm (excluding Friday) and 2pm [...]

Christmas at the Castle

Christmas at the Castle returns to bring festive cheer to all the family! Explore the Castle with the halls decked for Christmas, can you spot that cheeky Elf on the Shelf on your way around? Head into the Victorian Classroom to write a letter to Santa and partake in some Christmas crafts. Meet Joey [...]

A Merry Musical Christmas

Gather your family and friends, and join us at Hartlebury Castle for an evening of merrymaking and Christmas cheer! As you make your way down the driveway you may catch a glimpse of what awaits, the Bishops Palace illuminated with colourful lights for the first time. Take in the display before heading inside to [...]

£10.45

Worcestershire Artists Exhibition – Evening Preview

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Experience the exhibition after dark with the castle decorated for Christmas. Browse the displays with a complimentary glass of mulled wine and find the perfect gift. Enjoy a variety of arts and crafts including oils, pastels, watercolour, acrylics, pencil, quilting, embroidery, wood turning, cards, engraved glass, stained glass, printmaking, & jewellery. Many of the [...]

£5.50

Worcestershire Artists Exhibition

Browse wonderful works by local artists in the Great Hall, and pick up the perfect gift for Christmas! Enjoy a variety of arts and crafts including oils, pastels, watercolour, acrylics, pencil, quilting, embroidery, wood turning, cards, engraved glass, stained glass, printmaking, & jewellery. Many of the artworks will be for sale, allowing you to [...]

An Introduction to Calligraphy with Peter Lloyd

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Try your hand at calligraphy in this intimate artist masterclass with Peter Lloyd. Spaces are very limited, so reserve today to avoid disappointment. Peter Lloyd, a local artist, and calligrapher, will be at the Worcestershire Artist Exhibition. Peter's work is inspired by nature, history, and the arts. He also works to commission. £10 per person, [...]

Free

Botanical Drawing Masterclass with Gillian Talbot

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Learn to draw beautiful Worcestershire flora with Gillian Talbot in this intimate drawing workshop. Spaces are limited so reserve your place today to avoid disappointment. Gillian is an award-winning artist who specialises in watercolour, coloured pencil and china painting. £10 per person, paid in cash on the day to the artist. Cost includes materials.

Free

Learn to Draw with David Birtwhistle

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Have a go at learning the art of drawing with the wonderful David Birtwhistle. You will spend the afternoon drawing two objects from the Castle with guidance and tips from David. Learning the fundamentals of drawing will inspire and aid you in your drawing journey. Spaces are very limited so book today to avoid disappointment! [...]

Free

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 all year! Returning to Hartlebury Castle with another fantastic performance, enjoy a festive feast of music, comedy and spoken word - all brought together to warm your spirits with the magic of [...]

Concert: The Snowman

Celebrate Christmas with an afternoon of family festive music. Join Worcestershire Winds Concert Band, and enjoy fun seasonal pieces with the family, before listening to Raymond Briggs' beloved tale of The Snowman, narrated by Jill Norman and accompanied by music from the film. Plus, meet Santa during the interval! Programme: Act One The Sleigh Ride Leroy [...]

£5.50 – £8.80

Enchanted Castle

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Enchanted Castle Family fun this February half term with enchanted themed crafts and pixie door trail! This February half term, bring the family to the Castle dressed up in your favourite fairy tale outfits, make enchanted themed crafts, including designing and decorating your own pixie door to take home.  Pick up an [...]

Curator Talk: Costume Through the Ages

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Costume Through the Ages Do you have a passion for fashion, an eye for design or an interest in the history of clothing? Join Curatorial Officer Claire Cheshire for a 1 hour talk and tour of our exciting new exhibition, Captivating Costumes. Sashay through three centuries of fabulous costume in [...]

Curator Talk: Behind the Scenes at the Collections Centre

Behind the Scenes at the Collections Centre Did you know only a small amount of a museums collection is ever on display at one time? Join curators Claire Cheshire & Deb Fox for a 90 minute tour of the Museums Worcestershire collections centre on Hartlebury Trading Estate. Discover some of [...]

Shakespeare’s Macbeth

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

“SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES...” Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath.  But once he hears their prophecies of greatness he’s gripped by murderous thoughts that urge him on to slaughter and to madness. Shakespeare’s darkest of tales, of vaulting ambition and its dreadful consequences, is brought [...]

£8.50 – £13.00

Mother’s Day

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Mother's Day at Hartlebury Castle Free admission for all Mums this Mother's Day with a paying child of any age (unless child is under 5). Treat Mum to a special day out this year with a trip to Hartlebury Castle and Worcestershire County Museum. Take time to wander the beautiful, historic grounds [...]

Spring Crafts at Hartlebury Castle

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Spring Crafts Week 1 Get creative this Spring! Join us during the Easter break where you will be making Easter wreaths and decorating pots and planting seeds! These crafts will be available between the 12th and 14th April. Activities take place inside (in case we have those April showers) [...]

Easter Eggstravaganza!

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Easter Eggstravaganza 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 Easter eggs and surprises! Make sure to report back to our friendly [...]

£5.00

Spring Crafts at Hartlebury Castle

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Spring Crafts Week 2 Get creative this Spring! Join us during the Easter break where you will be creating daffodils and painting stones! These crafts will be available between the 19th and 21st April. Activities take place inside (in case we have those April showers) and all materials [...]

Curator Talk: Glove Affair – Inside the Glove Factory

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Glove Affair - Inside the Glove Factory Visit the Collections Centre at Hartlebury, and meet some of the Glove Affair project team and check on progress towards construction of a glove factory, filled with working original machines and tools.  After seeing how the gloves were made, our Textile Curator will showcase some examples [...]

Encanto Sing-a-long and Crafts!

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Sing-a-long and Crafts! Come along and enjoy singing and crafts inspired Encanto! Let’s Talk About… coming dressed as your favourite Disney character and sing-along to your favourite songs and make your own musical shaker and clicky clacky castanets! All crafts will be indoors, and materials provided. Sing along sessions are at 12.00, 2.00 [...]

Outdoor Cinema: Encanto

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Encanto Outdoor Cinema Bring your family to the Bishop's House to see the magical family Madrigal and the enchanted Casita this May Bank Holiday! Everyone fell in love with the latest Disney release, Encanto! Come and experience it on the big screen surrounded by your own wonderful family and friends. This is [...]

Outdoor Cinema: The Greatest Showman

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

The Greatest Showman Outdoor Cinema See The Greatest Showman on the big screen at Hartlebury Castle! Bring picnic blankets and low backed chairs and settle down for an evening of the greatest entertainment! The Greatest Showman continues to delight audiences across the country and we're excited to be screening this feel-good film [...]

Antiques & Collectors Fair

Antiques & Collectors Fair, 9am - 3pm Browse a wonderful variety of stalls offering quality, collectable and eclectic items in this wonderful 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 wonderful historic setting. Organised [...]

Curator Talk: Rediscovering the County’s Art Collection

Join our curators to hear about Worcestershire’s art collection. As this small collection has been recently cleaned and researched there are plenty of stories and history to share. Tours run 11am – 12pm. Cost £8.50 pp Booking: 01299 250416 Email: museum@worcestershire.gov.uk Collection Store Tour: Rediscovering Worcestershire's Art Collection

Coronation Crafts!

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Coronation Crafts! Enjoy coronation inspired crafts to take home and follow the Jubilee Family Trail around the Castle and museum. Get the royal treatment at Hartlebury Castle over the Jubilee celebrations with a chance to get hands-on and crafty as you construct and decorate your own mini wooden version of the Queen's royal [...]

Fabulous Fifties

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Fabulous Fifties! Celebrate the decade when the Queen was crowned at our Fabulous Fifties event! Come dressed fit for a Queen in your best 1950s gear and join us for a sing and dance with the fantastic Bluebird Belles who will be performing songs from the period in the Castle's magnificent Carriage [...]

Curator Talk: The Great Outdoors

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Collections Centre Store Tour: The Great Outdoors Join our Vardo Curator and Social History Curator to look at Worcestershire’s two intertwined transport collections – the Agricultural collection and the beautiful Gypsy Vardo collection. This event takes place across two sites, starting at Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle before moving on to the [...]

Music Festival for Children of Worcestershire Cancer Fund

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

A music festival in the stunning grounds of Hartlebury Castle for all the family! Proceeds to the Children of Worcestershire Cancer Fund. About this event Hosted by Elliot Webb from BBC Hereford and Worcester - come and join us in the stunning setting of Hartlebury Castle for a day of fabulous entertainment from local [...]

Father’s Day!

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Father's Day at Hartlebury Castle Free admission to all Dads this Father's Day with a paying child of any age (unless under 5). Treat your Father to a special day out this year with a trip to Bishop's House, Grounds and Worcestershire County Museum. Take time to wander the beautiful, historic grounds [...]

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Gnome on the Roam

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Join us for the return of Gnome on the Roam! Adopt and decorate your own gnome! Give them a name (Gnomer Simpson, Eamon Gnomes…), before taking them on mini adventures around the Castle as you follow the gnome trail and listen to exciting tales from Gustav the gnome. How many gnomes will you spot [...]

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Gnome on the Roam

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Join us for the return of Gnome on the Roam! Adopt and decorate your own gnome! Give them a name (Gnomer Simpson, Eamon Gnomes…), before taking them on mini adventures around the Castle as you follow the gnome trail and listen to exciting tales from Gustav the gnome. How many gnomes will you spot [...]

The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny – Outdoor Theatre

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny Peter Rabbit and his naughty cousin Benjamin know very well that they are not to go into Mr McGregor’s garden, but they cannot resist and soon they find themselves face to face Mr McGregor himself! But how will they ever escape? Join Peter and Benjamin [...]

Antiques & Collectors Fair

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Antiques & Collectors Fair You never know what you may find! Browse a wonderful variety of stalls offering quality, collectable and eclectic items in this wonderful 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 wonderful [...]

Vibrant Vardos

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Vibrant Vardos Decorate your own horseshoe ornament and craft colourful paper flowers to take home with you, these are optional and cost an additional £2.50 per child. Follow the trail around the Castle to find out fascinating facts about travelling culture and heritage. Stop off at Hayley's Café and enjoy a bite to [...]

Castles, Dragons, Knights & Princesses – Week 1

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Castles and Jousting Knights Calling all daring dragons, powerful princesses and noble knights! Dress up, come down to the Castle and follow the themed trail, and create fun crafts to take home with you. Week one is Castles and Jousting Knights, have fun getting creative and designing a grand castle and some jousting knights. [...]

Vintage Austin Registry Car Club

You're in for a treat when you visit this Sunday! Marvel at beautiful classic cars with the Vintage Austin Registry, who will be displaying their stunning cars in the Carriage Circle. Pop on down for a visit!

Castles, Dragons, Knights & Princesses – Week 2

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Calling all daring dragons, powerful princesses and noble knights! Dress up, come down to the Castle and follow the themed trail, and create fun crafts to take home with you. Week two is Swords and Dragons, have fun getting creative and designing a smart sword and mighty dragon! Bring a picnic to enjoy in [...]

Antiques & Collectors Fair

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Antiques & Collectors Fair You never know what you may find! Browse a wonderful variety of stalls offering quality, collectable and eclectic items in this wonderful 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 wonderful [...]

Castles, Dragons, Knights & Princesses – Week 3

Calling all daring dragons, powerful princesses and noble knights! Dress up, come down to the Castle and follow the themed trail, and create fun crafts to take home with you. Week three is Crowns and Catapults, design and create your own regal crown and fun catapult. Bring a picnic to enjoy in the Carriage [...]

Castles, Dragons, Knights & Princesses – Week 4

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Calling all daring dragons, powerful princesses and noble knights! Dress up, come down to the Castle and follow the themed trail, and create fun crafts to take home with you. Week four the craft is Jesters' Hats, design and create your own to wear around the Castle and take home at the end of [...]

Cinderella Outdoor Theatre

Cinderella - Outdoor Theatre In an enchanted kingdom in a faraway land, magical creatures and fairy godmothers come together to tell the best loved of all fairytales. Full of song, mirth, and joy for the summer ahead, join us on Cinderella’s journey of a lifetime to a magical ball where nearly anything is [...]

21st Century ABBA

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

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. [...]

Antiques & Collectors Fair

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Antiques & Collectors Fair You never know what you may find! Browse a wonderful variety of stalls offering quality, collectable and eclectic items in this wonderful 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 wonderful [...]

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Heritage Open Day

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

We are nearing capacity for this weekend! We strongly recommend that you book your free tickets now if you wish to attend the event, as walk-ins are not guaranteed. If you do not manage to get a ticket we recommend you arrive from 2pm as we expect peak time to be between 11am-1pm. Thank [...]

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Heritage Open Day

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

We are nearing capacity for this weekend! We strongly recommend that you book your free tickets now if you wish to attend the event, as walk-ins are not guaranteed. If you do not manage to get a ticket we recommend you arrive from 2pm as we expect peak time to be between 11am-1pm. Thank [...]