Witch and Wizard School (& Carve a Pumpkin)

Calling all or budding witches and wizards…choose and carve your own pumpkin, dress up in your favourite spooky costume, make a wand, cast spells and stir up a potion ready for Halloween and follow the pumpkin trail! Carve a Spooky Pumpkin Leave the mess at home and choose a locally grown pumpkin to carve for [...]

Christmas at the Castle

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Come and join in the seasonal spirit at the Castle which will be dressed especially for Christmas. Listen to hand bell ringers playing in the Great Hall at 12 and 2.30pm. Families can pre-book a visit to see Father Christmas in the Castle’s old kitchen. Mother Christmas will also be making appearances over the weekend. [...]

Wreath Making at the Castle (Craft Workshop)

Come and see the festively decorated Great Hall at Hartlebury Castle and join our Head Gardener Jane Finch, as she teaches you to use fresh greenery and add a touch of sparkle to create a fantastically unique Christmas wreath.  Jane will take you through the steps to make this much loved Christmas decoration, as you [...]

£35.00

Wreath Making at the Castle (Craft Workshop)

Come and see the festively decorated Great Hall at Hartlebury Castle and join our Head Gardener Jane Finch, as she teaches you to use fresh greenery and add a touch of sparkle to create a fantastically unique Christmas wreath.  Jane will take you through the steps to make this much loved Christmas decoration, as you [...]

£35.00

Wreath Making at the Castle (Craft Workshop)

Come and see the festively decorations at Hartlebury Castle and join our Head Gardener Jane Finch, as she teaches you to use fresh greenery and add a touch of sparkle to create a fantastically unique Christmas wreath.  Jane will take you through the steps to make this much loved Christmas decoration, as you get creative [...]

£35.00

Wreath Making at the Castle (Craft Workshop)

Come and see the festively decorations at Hartlebury Castle and join our Head Gardener Jane Finch, as she teaches you to use fresh greenery and add a touch of sparkle to create a fantastically unique Christmas wreath.  Jane will take you through the steps to make this much loved Christmas decoration, as you get creative [...]

£35.00

Marvellous Nature!

Discover the wildlife of Hartlebury Castle as you explore our fun new nature trail! Watch birds of prey soar across the Carriage Circle and learn about the animals you can look out for at home. Celebrate the biodiversity at Hartlebury Castle in our nature filled Bank Holiday event! - Spot [...]

Free – £9.00

Exhibition: Ladies fashion 1066 to the1980s

Marvel at intricate costume creation, in a wonderful display of Barbie dolls dressed in period outfits, highlighting  fashion through the ages. 'An accurate depiction of the change in ladies dress from 1066-1980s' was designed and created by Lisa Smith. The exhibition, on display in the Great Hall, showcases the changes in fashion and ladieswear across [...]

Terrific Teddies & Toys

Bring your favourite teddy bear along for a picnic! Join us on Bank Holiday Monday 31 May to join our teddy bear friends for some fun and games around Hartlebury Castle! Book a storytelling session – Hear all about where teddies go when their children are asleep! Ian Craigan will be telling ‘Adventures on Top Toy Island’ [...]

Terrific Teddies and Toys: Children’s Craft Activities

Bring your favourite teddy bear along for a picnic! Join our teddy bear friends for some fun and games around Hartlebury Castle! Join a teddy bear hunt around the Castle, and craft your own jumping Jack teddy and peg toy – children can pick up a craft bag to make their teddy in our orchard rooms [...]

Father’s Day – Free Entry for Dads!

Treat Dad this Father's Day with a visit to Hartlebury Castle! Enjoy free entry for dads when accompanied by a paying child and see beautiful classic cars in the Carriage Circle from Stourbridge Pre-War Car Club.

Gnome on the Roam

Join us for a brand new, gnome-filled, family event! 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 on [...]

Celebrate the 1950s at Hartlebury Castle

1950s celebration: Lavish Living exhibition grand opening Join us for the launch of our new exciting exhibition Lavish Living: Worcestershire in the 1950s. Staff and volunteers will be dressed in 50s style and visitors are welcome to join in – there will be a prize for the best dressed! Get into the swing of things [...]

Bluebird Belles – Songs from the Fantastic 50s

Celebrate classic sounds of the fantastic 50s with the amazing Bluebird Belles. Relax in the picturesque Carriage Circle and be transported back to the 1950s as you listen to popular hits of the decade such as Que Sera, Shake Rattle & Roll and All Shook Up. Come along with family & friends, bring a [...]

£6.00

Outdoor Concert: An American in Paris

The event is going ahead this evening. The forecast for the Hartlebury and Stourport area is dry. Be transported to the USA as Kimichi Symphony Orchestra presents Songs from Gershwin, West Side Story Symphonic dances and more in their concert of American music from spectacular composers. Bring family & friends, a picnic, blanket and [...]

Free – £12.50

Summer Fun: Radiant Rainbows

Enjoy fun hands-on craft activities that you can take home and follow the family trail around the Castle. This week, our craft activities are: Create a rainbow mobile Make a rainbow stained glass inspired window decoration. Normal whole site admission fees apply, plus £2 for craft activities.

Outdoor Theatre: The FURTHER Adventures of Doctor Dolittle

Illyria are delving into Hugh Lofting's amazing stories to bring you a brand-new musical adaptation of the Doctor Dolittle's FURTHER adventures with Jip the Dog, Dab Dab the Duck, Gub Gub the Pig, Polynesia the Parrot. Where in the world will they go? Will they even stay on this world?! Which new animals [...]

£10.54 – £50.59

POSTPONED – Bat Walk

Please be aware, we have postponed this event and merged it with our Bat Walk on Saturday 4th September at 7.45pm.  Please click here to book tickets. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Encounter our night-time flying friends as you enjoy a pleasant evening stroll in the beautiful grounds of Hartlebury Castle to learn about [...]

Summer Fun: Gypsy Caravans

Enjoy fun hands-on craft activities that you can take home and follow the family trail around the Castle. This week, our craft activities are inspired by our fabulous Gypsy Caravan collection, which you can see on your visit around the Castle! This week children can: Create your own book to fill with inspiration from our [...]

Summer Fun: Nature in Harmony

Enjoy fun hands-on craft activities to take home and follow the family trail around the Castle as part of our Summer Fun holiday activities. This week children can enjoy: Pebble Painting Create a Jingle Stick Normal whole site admission fees apply, plus £2 for activities

Summer Fun: Creating Dinosaurs

Enjoy fun hands-on craft activities to take home and follow the family trail around the Castle as part of our Summer Fun holiday activities. This week children can have a go at these rawrsome activities: Create a clay dinosaur Make a sunset dinosaur scene with marbling ink Normal whole site admission fees apply, plus £2 [...]

Summer Fun: Crafty Pirates

Enjoy fun hands-on craft activities to take home and follow the family trail around the Castle as part of our Summer Fun holiday activities. This week children can get crarrrghfty with pirate themed activities: Create a Pirate Spoon Pal Make a Wine Cork Pirate Ship Normal whole site admission fees apply, plus £2 for activities

Swashbuckling Fun!

Put on your best pirate costume and join us for swashbuckling fun sessions this August Bank Holiday! between 11.30am and 2.30pm. Can you win the competition for the best dressed pirate? Follow the pirate trail around the museum and take part in crafts (no extra charge)! Under cover picnic area will be available on the [...]

21st Century ABBA

Chapterhouse presents one of the most entertaining and exhilarating events of the summer with music from one of the UKs finest ABBA tributes 21st Century Abba. Experience an evening of hit after hit with songs you know and love from Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Take a Chance on Me, Super Trouper to many, many more. 21st [...]

£18.70 – £72.08

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! Visitors will 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. [...]

£5.50

Heritage Open Days – Free Entry

Explore Hartlebury Castle for free and discover the captivating stories about the Bishops of Worcester, the fascinating history of Worcestershire county and the wonderful wildlife around its grounds. Home to the Bishops of Worcester from c. 850 – 2007, Hartlebury Castle is made up of the Bishop’s Palace sharing the stories of those who lived [...]