AUGUST'S HERITAGE INSIGHT

The kids go back to school in September so August is your last chance to make the most of those week days (or weekends while the kids are at the Grandparents!) There are tons of activities for the kids to enjoy as well as festival weekends just for you! Make sure to visit our 'What's On Calendar' for all the upcoming events and get planning those days out! 

Mrs Hudson has been to visit her in-laws this month and has some great ideas of places to discover the history, heritage and archaeology of romantic Scotland! Make sure to send us your photos so we can share your experience!

This month you could be the lucky winner of 2 tickets to visit Syon House & Park, along with a free Syon Park Guide Book!

Don't forget to let us know what you have been up to and send us your pictures and suggestions via our Facebook and Twitter.

 

EVENTS

Events in July

So many exciting events and experiences for the kids this summer; all set in the UK's stunning houses & gardens! Don't forget to check out ALL the events on the 'What's On' Calendar, so you don't miss out! 

LONDON

THE MAGIC GARDEN AT HAMPTON COURT PALACE, Surrey
Wednesday 19 July- Sunday 29 October 15
Come face to face with mysterious mythical beasts, storm the battlements, besiege the towers and explore the secret grotto. The Magic Garden at Hampton Court provides a new and unique way for your family to explore the palace’s past.

THE LUNA CINEMA: JURASSIC PARK AT HAMPTON COURT PALACE, Surrey
Friday 18 August
The stunning gardens of Hampton Court Palace will be the setting for a unique cinematic experience this summer. The giant screen sits on the East Front Lawns, with Henry VIII's palace providing a truly unforgettable floodlit backdrop.

SOUTH EAST

LIVING HISTORY – SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES AT BEAULIEU ESTATE, Hampshire
Saturday 22 July - Friday 1 September
Join a fun-filled family day out this summer, as a fascinating programme of living history brings Beaulieu to life with the sights and sounds of the past this Summer.

JUNGLE BOOK DAY AT BATEMAN'S, East Sussex
Wednesday 9 August
Our popular family fun day when we celebrate this classic Kipling book. Join in with our animal themed activities. Listen to the famous stories, follow the Jungle Trail around the garden, make paper plate or pine cone animals and have your face painted. Why not try pond dipping and discover what wild creatures are lurking in our pond?

HISTORICAL EVENTS AT ARUNDEL CASTLE & GARDENS, West Sussex
Living History Days: Tuesday 1 & 8 August
Medieval Tournament: Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 August
Multi Period Event: Saturday 26 - Monday 28 August
Warriors of Arundel Castle: Sunday 17 September
These events invite junior visitors to immerse themselves in the history of Arundel through a number of fun and engaging activities including have-a-go archery and have-a-go fencing.

FAMILY GARDENING CLUB SUMMER HOLIDAYS AT OSTERLEY PARK AND HOUSE, London

Friday 28 July - Friday 1 September
Roll up your sleeves and grab a trowel with your family in Osterley's Little Veg Garden. Get stuck in with digging, planting, weeding and watering as you learn about how vegetables grow in these drop in sessions with their garden volunteer.

EAST OF ENGLAND

FIELD TO FORK TRACTOR TRAILER TOUR AT HOLKHAM HALL, Norfolk
Monday 24 July - Tuesday 5 September
Farming without having to put your wellies on! Families, hop aboard a fascinating tractor trailer tour after a visit to the Field to Fork Experience to see exactly where your food comes from. 

GREEN MEADOWS FESTIVAL AT ELTON HALL, Cambridgeshire
Friday 11 - Sunday 13 August
The Green Meadows Music Festival is returning to the lovely Elton Estates site in 2017. Now in its seventh year the 3 day family friendly festival will be packed with live music and fun activities.

EAST MIDLANDS

CHATSWORTH COUNTRY FAIR AT CHATSWORTH, Derbyshire
Friday 1 - Sunday 3 September
For a true taste of the very best the countryside has to offer, there's nowhere quite like the annual country fair here at Chatsworth.

HEART OF ENGLAND

BECOME A TREE EXPLORER AT CROOME (NATIONAL TRUST), Worcestershire
Saturday 22 July - Sunday 13 August
Help 'Capability' Brown on his journey looking for the perfect trees at Croome on our family friendly outdoor trail around the parkland with a prize at the end.

DINOSAUR SHOW AT EASTNOR CASTLE, Herefordshire
Sunday 6 - Thursday 10 August
Travel back in time with a life-like walking, roaring T-rex!

V FESTIVAL AT WESTON PARK, Shropshire
Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 August
The nationally acclaimed rock and pop festival runs over two days with over 100 live acts due to appear. Campers will be arriving on Friday and departing on Monday.

AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY AT HARVINGTON HALL, Worcestershire 
Sunday 21 - Monday 28 August
A festival of history through the ages! Discover lives and times through the medieval period, the Wars of the Roses and Elizabethan England, visit a Regency picnic and then immerse yourself in the World Wars. 

NORTH WEST

THE SMARTEST GIANT IN TOWN AT ADLINGTON HALL, Cheshire
Friday 18 August
The Folksy Theatre Group are pleased to present their production of Julia Donaldson’s “The Smartest Giant In Town”. This Production is full of original songs, puppetry, audience interaction and great storytelling.

YORKSHIRE

THE SUMMER ADVENTURE AT STOCKELD PARK, Wetherby
Saturday 22 July - Monday 4 September
From our Enchanted Forest with themed play areas and animated sculptures to the Magical Maze with its interactive installations there's so much to entertain the children for a full day out.

SUMMER EXPLORER ADVENTURES AT CASTLE HOWARD, York
Wednesday 26 July - Sunday 3 September
Become a Castle Howard explorer and join in the adventure this summer. The gardens will be brought to life with a range of interactive activities.

BUTTERFLY ACTIVITIES AFTERNOON AT WASSAND HALL & GARDENS, Seaton
Wednesday 2 August
See how many butterfly species you can spot on our woodland walk, pop in to Penelope's shelter to take part in some craft work or listen to a butterfly story. 

FOOD & CRAFT FAIR AT RENISHAW HALL AND GARDENS, Sheffield
Sunday 20 August
Showcasing some of the best artisans and craft people from around the region.

Mrs Hudson Recommends

Read Mrs. Hudson's Blog

Mrs Hudson is off to Scotland in August and keen to drag her mother-in-law on a history trail of Scotland to celebrate the Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology. From the Picts to the Edwardians, she is full of recommendations for the key places to get close to Scotland’s past and discovers that the country is distinctly stylish along the way.

Use her ideas to make your own tour of Scotland and let us know all the places she has left out!

Keep up to date with all our recommended places to visit on
Mrs Hudson's page. Have you been somewhere recently that Mrs. Hudson and dog Walpole might enjoy? Tweet us your ideas and pictures! @HudsonsHeritage

Competition Time!

Win a visit to Syon Park

WIN a visit to
Syon House

 

This month we are giving you the opportunity to win a visit to Syon House and Park, described by John Betjeman as the 'Grand Architectural Walk'. This 200-acre park is the London home of the Duke of Northumberland, whose family, the Percys, have lived here for 400 years. Originally the site of a late medieval monastery, excavated by Channel 4's Time Team, Syon Park has a fascinating history. 

A perfect chance to win 2 tickets admission to the House and Gardens and a free Guide Book; with a value of £30.00! 

For your chance to win simply answer the following question:

With Mrs Hudson's Scotland inspired visits this month, we want you to tell us who rowed Bonnie Prince Charlie away to Skye? Was it...

A. Fanny MacDuff

B. Ronald MacDonald

C. Flora MacDonald

ENTER HERE

Visit our Competition page for your chance to WIN! If you can't wait to win please click here for details on how to book your tickets.
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