Events at Himley Hall & Park 2017

Himley Hall is a commanding 18th Century building set amongst 180 acres of 'Capability' Brown landscaped parkland. Once the family home to the Earls of Dudley and host to royalty and high society, today it offers contemporary art and craft exhibitions during spring and summer, as well as prestigious conference facilities and guided tours. The Hall also provides a glamorous setting for civil wedding ceremonies and receptions and other special occasions.

 

Himley Park is now a premier events venue playing host to a variety of outdoor events from charity fun runs and classic vehicle shows to the breathtaking Himley Fireworks display. Visitors may participate in golf, pitch and putt, fishing, orienteering, sailing or just simply a peaceful stroll around the park and picnic. The park is now visited by over 200,000 visitors each year.

Himley Hall is open to the general public in spring and summer and for special events and bookings throughout the year. The Hall is open to the public from Saturday 1 April until Sunday 3 September 2017.

 

2017 OPENING HOURS ARE: Tuesday - Sunday and

Bank Holiday Monday

2pm - 5pm

 

ADMISSION IS FREE

Events in the hall

COSTUME & KIT... A STEP BACK IN TIME

Saturday 1 April – Sunday 25 June

A fabulous display of costumes and equipment from the world of re-enactment kindly loaned by members of the Harvington Household, based at Harvington Hall near Kidderminster.  The group regularly puts on displays and living history events all over the country using their own historic possessions, offering a fascinating glimpse into the past.

 

A TIME IT WAS BY PHIL LOACH

Saturday 1 April – Sunday 11 June

As staff photographer for a range of local weekly newspapers Phil Loach has covered all manner of events and pictured all kinds of people. Phil’s exhibition reflects one man’s viewpoint of people, places and events from just forty or so years ago, a time before ‘selfies’ were the norm!

 

CAMERA CREATIONS

Saturday 17 June – Sunday 3 September

Celebrating the 35th anniversary of Wall Heath Camera Club. From the vivid colours of an autumn landscape to a gritty monochrome portrait, to the beauty of a wild animal in its natural habitat, each photograph tells its own unique story. ‘Camera Creations’ is Wall Heath Camera Club’s way of sharing their view of the world inviting visitors on a journey through landscapes, portraits and wildlife.

 

A BRUSH WITH COLOUR

Saturday 8 July – Sunday 3 September

An eclectic collection of art by Hagley Art Club, encapsulating their passions and interests, life in general, the world around us and places members have visited. In the work on display you will see a difference in the presentations of the subjects: nature, landscapes, animals and people – in a broad range of mediums.

 

INSPIRATIONS IN COLOUR

Saturday 8 July - Sunday 3 September

Stourbridge Art Group came together through the desire of local artists to exhibit some of their work. In their first visit to Himley Hall, this exhibition allows the group's members to share their love of colour, tone and form in a variety of subjects and media.

 

BRIDAL FAYRE

Sunday 1 October  11am – 3pm

This Bridal Fayre takes place within the beautiful setting of Himley Hall and showcases everything needed for your special day, including two fashion shows. It offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for future brides, grooms and their families.

Tea Room open. Admission £1.00

 

WEDDINGS OPEN DAY

Sunday 15 October  11am – 4pm

Himley Hall opens its doors for a special 'Open Day' and invites couples and their families to view the ceremony and reception rooms exactly as they can be for their perfect day.  Each room wil be set out for a ceremony or decorated for a wedding breakfast. Experienced wedding co-ordinators and catering managers will be available to discuss options available to couples for a wedding at Himley Hall.  Couples may also take the opportunity to chat to registrars from Staffordshire Registration Service about civil ceremonies at Himley Hall.

 

CRAFT & CHRISTMAS FAYRE

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 November  10.30am – 5pm

Christmas shopping with over 50+ stalls including crafts, gifts and food exhibitors from around the Midlands.

Tea room open. Admission charge

 

WEDDINGS OPEN DAY

Sunday 21 January 2018   11am – 4pm

Himley Hall opens its doors for a special 'Open Day' and invites couples and their families to view the ceremony and reception rooms exactly as they can be for their perfect day.  Each room wil be set out for a ceremony or decorated for a wedding breakfast. Experienced wedding co-ordinators and catering managers will be available to discuss options available to couples for a wedding at Himley Hall.

 

Events in the park

May

RNLI – 6 HOUR LIFEBOAT RACE

Saturday 6 May 10am – 4pm

The annual 6 hour race is open to visiting sailors as well as club members. Sailors are encouraged to get sponsorship to raise funds for the RNLI. Members of the public are invited to come and watch and there will be a stall managed by the RNLI selling gifts and other goods on behalf of the lifeboats. Over the years, the club has raised over £96,000 and we are aiming to hit the £100,000 in time for our 50th anniversary in 2020. Please see our website www.himleyhallsc.org.uk for more details or call Tony Sutton on 07774 818449

 

BRITISH MINI DAY

Sunday 7 May 9.30am – 4.30pm

British Mini Club celebrates its 25th year at Himley Hall, bringing Mini’s together from 1959 to present. Mini Concours Displays along with Mini Specialists, Mini jumble stands and special displays. For further information please call British Mini Club on 01384 897779 or visit www.britishminiclub.co.uk  - Admission £10.00 per person, under 12’s free

 

PUSH THE BOAT OUT

Saturday 13 May 10am – 1pm

Have you ever fancied trying your hand at sailing? If so, come along and have a taster session in the company of one of our qualified sailors. Sailing is free of charge. Must be booked in advance.

For further information and booking please contact Tony Sutton on 07774 818449 or sutton_tony@yahoo.co.uk

 

DRAGON BOAT RACING

Sunday 21 May 10am – 4.30pm

This is the 17th year of this thrilling and spectacular all action event with teams battling it out on the Great Pool in Chinese Dragon Boats. A charity organised event by Wolverhampton Rotary Club.

For further information please contact Mike Boyce 07976 612276.

Free admission & car parking

 

GUIDED WALK OF HIMLEY

Sunday 28th May 10am – 12noon

A walk around the historic Grounds of Himley Hall looking at some of the architectural features and the wildlife found on the park.

Meeting point by the notice board on the main car park. The walk is on uneven ground so suitable footwear should be worn.

Free admission but booking is essential on 01384 817817.  Car parking charge applies

 

SUPERHERO KIDS TRAIL

Wednesday 31st May 11am – 3pm

Dress up as your favourite Superhero and take part in the children’s trail around Himley Park. Children must be accompanied by an adult

Free event, car parking charge applies

June

VINTAGE TRANSPORT & COUNTRY FAIR

Sunday 4 June 10am – 4pm

Now established in the Himley Hall and Park events calendar, this summer’s event promises to be bigger and better; in 2016 we had a spectacular display of different types of transport, a vintage funfair and a fabulous array of stalls selling ethnic hand crafted collectables, unique & unusual artefacts and mouth watering street foods. Don’t be shy, chat to the owners; there is nothing they like more than to tell the history of their exhibit.  Free admission.  MORE INFORMATION

If you have an exhibit which you would like to display at this event, please contact Jacki Wynn, Assistant Events Officer on 01384 817817 or jacki.wynn@dudley.gov.uk

 

BAND CONCERT

Sunday 4 June 2.30pm – 5pm

Enjoy an afternoon relaxing to AD Concert Band, who will be performing a mixture of light concert classics, including music from stage shows, films and other popular music.

Tea room open. Free admission  MORE INFORMATION

 

GUIDED WALK OF HIMLEY

Saturday 17 June 10.30am – 12.30pm

A guided walk around the Himley Estate exploring some of Himley’s fascinating history and wildlife found on the park with the opportunity to visit the Earl of Dudley’s Memory Garden at the end of the walk. The walk is on uneven ground so suitable footwear should be worn.

Meeting point by the notice board on the main car park

Free admission but booking is essential on 01384 817817. Car parking charge applies

 

OPEN DAY OF THE EARL OF DUDLEY’S MEMORY GARDEN

Saturday 17 June 11am – 4pm and Sunday 18 June 1pm – 3.30pm

The only opportunity in the year to view the evocative Earl of Dudley’s private Memory Garden, last resting place of the actress Gertie Millar wife of the second Earl of Dudley, the fourth Earl and his wife the film star Maureen Swanson.

On Saturday there will be stalls, organ music and refreshments. There is a small admission charge to enter the Memory Garden

 

TEENAGE MARKET

Sunday 18 June 11am – 5pm

An opportunity for young entrepreneur to promote their budding businesses by having a stall, free of charge. We are also looking for entertainers to perform at the event.

For more information please contact Himley reception on 01384 817817 or visit www.theteenagemarket.co.uk

 

BAND CONCERT

Sunday 18 June 2.30pm – 5pm

Come along to an afternoon with Madi Stimpson Trio, who will be playing a mix of gypsy, bebop and bluegrass. Feel free to bring a picnic and make an afternoon of it. MORE INFORMATION

Tea room open. Free event, car parking charge applies

 

UNDER 5’S DAY FUN DAY

Friday 23 June 10am – 3pm

This fun filled event is specifically designed for children under 5 years old, with entertainment running for 5 hours including the famous Himley Beach, Baby &Toddler Sense, Music Bugs, Rugby Tots, Creation Station, Active Adventurers, Baby Ballet, and much, much more. MORE INFORMATION

Admission: Family ticket £14 (2 adults & 2 children 2-5yrs), Adults £4, Junior 2-5 yrs £4, Under 2 years £2.50, free car parking

 

BRITISH ARMED FORCES DAY

Sunday 25 June 11am – 5 pm

This free event runs offers fun for all the family, including an archery range, paint ball gallery, ex-military vehicle display and vintage children's rides.

There will be performances from youth marching bands as well as the RAF Cosford Voluntary Band and a theatre show by the Land Girls.  Highlights of the day include a veterans badge presentation and an opportunity to meet regiments from across the region.

Plus there will be a vintage fair, provided by Kiki & Honey, World War II history talks and exhibition of Black Country Cavalry and the Yeomanry. For further details contact 01384 817449.

 

SAILING TASTER DAY

Sunday 25 June 10am – 1pm

Have you ever fancied trying your hand at sailing? If so, come along and have a taster session in the company of one of our qualified sailors.

Sailing is free of charge. Must be booked in advance.

For further information and booking please contact Tony Sutton on 07774 818449 or sutton_tony@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

July

MARY STEVENS HOSPICE SUMMER FEST

Saturday 1 July 10am – 5pm

A full-day family festival of live music, great food and classic cars will take over the park. All funds raised will support Mary Stevens Hospice

For full details please visit www.marystevenshospice.co.uk/events

Admission: Family ticket £20 (2 adults & 2 children), 16 + years £8  Under 16 years £4, Under 2 years free

 

CANCER RESEARCH UK’S RACE FOR LIFE

Sunday 9 July 11am start

Join us by taking part in a Race for Life 5k event. 5k is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities and you can run, walk or even dance your way round the course. The Dudley course is on a mix of terrain with some sections on paths and is fairly flat, with one incline. The course passes the lake and Himley Hall itself and so is a very picturesque course with a great atmosphere.

For details visit: www.raceforlife.org  Race for Life Hotline: 03001230770

 

WALK FOR DREAMS 2017

Sunday 16 July 11am start

Join us on our annual walk and help us to make dreams come true for terminally and seriously ill children. Walk for Dreams is a 10 mile walk from Himley Park to Wolverhampton Racecourse ending in a fantastic fun day for all the family. It is completely free to enter, we just ask you to raise as much sponsorship money as you can. This is your chance to make a real difference and be a part of something amazing!

For more information please visit: www.walkfordreams.co.uk

 

BAND CONCERT

Sunday 16 July 2.30pm – 5pm

Enjoy a pleasant afternoon listening to Out of the Blue Big Band. Bring along your deckchairs and picnic.

Tea room open. Free event, car parking charge applies

 

HIMLEY PARK’S GNOME ALONE

Thursday 27th July 11am – 3pm

Kids trail around Himley Park. Norris the Gnome has become lost in the wilds of Himley Park. Help Norris’s friends find him

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Free event, car parking charge applies

 

 

August

DINOSAURS VS FAIRIES

Thursday 3 August 11am – 3pm

Kids trail around Himley Park. Everybody thinks dinosaurs died out 66 million years ago, but actually they were shrunk by fairies and their eggs used to make perfect fairy cakes! However the dinosaurs have now escaped into Himley Park and you can either warn the fairies or help the dinosaurs to escape. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free event, car parking charge applies

 

GUIDED WALK

Sunday 6 August 10am – 12 noon

A walk around the historic Grounds of Himley Hall looking at some of the architectural features and the wildlife found on the park.

Meeting point by the notice board on the main car park. The walk is on uneven ground so suitable footwear should be worn.

Free event, but booking is essential on 01384 817817. Car parking charge applies

 

BAND CONCERT

Sunday 6 August 2.30pm – 5pm

Come and enjoy some old and new popular classics being played by Black Country Brass to end this seasons Band Concerts at Himley Park.

Tea room open. Free event, car parking charge applies. MORE INFORMATION

 

PRINCESS & PIRATE TREASURE HUNT

Thursday 10 August 11am to 3pm

An opportunity for kids to dress up and run around the park. Pick up a clue sheet from the park warden then follow the clues around the park and answer the questions.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Free Event, car parking charge applies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The rest of 2017

CLASSIC VEHICLE SHOW

Sunday 3 September 10am – 4pm

The classic & retro show presents a fine selection of over 800 vehicles as well as trade and autojumble stands. There will be a number of static displays to see including saloons, sports, American, commercial, military and classic motorcycles. Adults: £8, Under 14's: £4, Family Ticket (2 adults & 3 children): £24

For further information call 0845 879 1028 or visit www.classicmotorshows.co.uk

 

NEON NIGHT RUN 2017

Friday 22 September 6.30pm – 10pm

A huge neon party to raise money for the Mary Stevens Hospice. We come together for a night of live music and incredible performances before walking, running and dancing 5k around the beautiful grounds of Himley Hall. At the first ever event in 2016, more than 1200 people packed out the park and raised more than £23,000 for the support of local families! Adults £15, Under 12’s £8. For more information please visit www.marystevenshospice.co.uk/event/neon-night-run-2017

 

HALLOWEEN HUNT

Tuesday 24 October 11am – 3pm

The ghouls and ghosts of Himley Hall have escaped onto the park. Find them all and claim your spooky certificate. A chance for the kids to let off some steam during the half term holidays. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free event, car parking charge applies

 

HIMLEY BONFIRE & FIREWORKS

Saturday 4 November

Gates open at 4.30pm, Bonfire lit 7.45pm, Fireworks 8.30pm. The largest local authority fireworks display in the Country, the legendary Himley Fireworks will be lighting up the night sky, set to this year’s theme.  MORE INFORMATION

 

KIDS CHRISTMAS TRAIL

Thursday 21 December 11am – 3pm

Kids trail around Himley Park. A chance for the kids to run around the park following a Christmas themed trail. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free event, car parking charge applies

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