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Events at Himley Hall

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 garden plant fairs 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.

 

 

 

Events in Himley Hall

Himley Hall is now open to the general public and for special events and bookings. The Hall will remain open to the public from Saturday 2nd April until Sunday 4th September 2016.

2016 opening hours are: Tuesday - Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday 2.00 - 5.00pm

Admission is free

 

Some you just might like  Saturday 2 April – Sunday 4 September

An exhibition of artwork (old & new) by Phil Sedgley

Originally from West Bromwich, art has been Phil’s main interest since early years and a hobby since his late teens. Working originally with oil paints and looking to landscapes for subjects, Phil progressed to use other media on a variety of surfaces; canvas, cotton, board, glass and ceramics and with a wider range of subjects including wildlife, vehicles and imaginative compositions, each presenting fresh challenges along the way.  Much of Phil’s artwork is for sale and can be viewed on his website www.philsedgleyart.com 

 

A Brush for Life  Saturday 2 April – Sunday 4 September

An exhibition by Wolverhampton born illustrator and fine artist Rebecca Cresswell. Rebecca specialises in ‘art in healthcare’ and pet portraits. The exhibition is a varied mix of loving dog portraits sitting next to pieces of art that have engaged groups of healthcare patients from young children to senior citizens.  Dogs hold a particular place in Rebecca’s heart and she is aiming to raise funds for the Dogs Trust and Birmingham Dogs Home from any exhibition sales.

 

Sci-Fi Junk!  Saturday 2 April – Sunday 4 September

An amazing collection of books, ornaments, models, spaceships and oddities collected since the 1970's by local sci-fi fanatic Nigel Harris. On display will be items and memorabilia from     Babylon 5 to Star Wars as well as Star Trek and many more sci-fi shows through the decades.

 

 

Bridal Fayre    Sunday 2 October 11.00am– 4.00pm

This Bridal Fayre takes place within the beautiful setting of Himley Hall and showcases everything needed for your special day, including three fashion shows. It offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for future brides, grooms and their families.  Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy a pot of tea or a coffee in the tea room during your visit!  Admission charge £1.00

 

Craft & Christmas Fayre    Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 November

                                            10.30am – 5.00pm

Christmas shopping with over 50+ stalls. Crafts, gifts and food exhibitors from around the midlands. Tea room open.  Admission charge

 

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Indulgent Afternoon Tea in Himley Hall

Enjoy one of the true traditions of our culinary heritage in a venue where royal newlyweds spent their honeymoon and princes and earls once strolled.

The classic combination of Ribbon Sandwiches, Scones with Fruit Conserve and Cream, Sweet Pastries and tea in the superb settings of Himley Hall is an afternoon of indulgence that cannot be missed.

2016 Indulgent Afternoon Tea costs from £19.95 per person, must be pre-booked, call 01384 817817

 

Current 2016 dates are:                                       

                                      

                              Wednesday 1st June                    Places available

                              Wednesday 8th June                    Fully booked

                              Wednesday 15th June                   Fully booked    

                              Wednesday 29th June                   New date added!

                              Saturday 2nd July                         Fully booked     

                              Wednesday 13th July                    Fully booked

                              Wednesday 3rd August                 Places available

                              Wednesday 14th September          Places available

                              Wednesday 5th October                Places available

                              Wednesday 16th November           Places available

                              Wednesday 7th December             New Christmas date !

                              Wednesday 14th December           New Christmas date !

                              Tuesday 20th December                New Christmas date !

                              Wednesday 21st December            New Christmas date !

 

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Weddings at Himley Hall

Licensed to hold civil wedding ceremonies Himley Hall is the perfect setting for any couple's special day.  For further details visit contact Himley Hall & Park on 01384 817817 or why not make an appointment with one of our Wedding Co-Ordinators to view our rooms and discover what Himley Hall has to offer? 

 

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Himley Hall Guided Tours ...discover the hidden secrets of the hall

Discovering just what is behind all the huge panelled doors, or seeing the former indoor swimming pool with its 'cocktail balcony' still intact, can only be done on a Himley Hall guided tour.

The fascination with Himley continues and guided tours are available during the summer months on specific dates (admission fee). Guided tours are also available for groups of 24 or more persons, with buffet and refreshments if desired.

If you would like to add your name to our guided tours waiting list please click here and we will contact you when dates become available.  For groups of 24 or more please contact the Hall direct on 01384 817817

 

Events in Himley Park

 

  

Guided Walk of Himley   Sunday 29 May 10.00am – 12.00noon

A walk around the historic Grounds of Himley Hall looking at some of the architectural features and the wildlife found within 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 essential on 01384 817817

 

Band Concert   Sunday 29 May  2.30pm – 5.00pm

Come, sit and enjoy the sounds of West Midlands Concert Band who launch this year’s Band Concert season. This year their repertoire includes a mix of film classics, March pieces and classical adaptations for concert brass/wind bands.  West Midlands Concert Band are a volunteer community band based in Wolverhampton with players of all ages . Bring your picnic and relax on the lawns in the main courtyard of Himley Hall.

Tea room open, Free event

 

Sailing Club Training Sessions; Free 3-day courses for youngsters Aged 10+

Learn how to sail free of charge.  No experience necessary, however must be booked in advance and commit to attending all three days.

Contact: Lucy Griffiths 07968 252190 lucygriffiths1112@gmail.com

Course Dates:

1 – 3 June 10am – 4pm

3 – 5 August 10am – 4pm

10 – 12 August 10am – 4pm

17– 19 August 10am – 4pm

 

Scavenger Hunt     Wednesday 1 June 11.00am – 3.00pm

A Chance to get the kids out and about and burning off some excess energy over the half term holidays, finding natural items within the park.  Clue sheets will be handed out on the day.

Free event - children must be accompanied by an adult. For further information call the Senior Park Warden on 01384 817817

 

Steam & Country Fair 

Sunday 5 June 11.00am – 4.00pm

Now in its third year, this event is established in the Himley Hall and Park events calendar. This summer we are opening the event to all models of vintage transport and introducing a Country Fair, including over 50 stalls offering arts & crafts, fine foods, vintage stalls, ethnic hand-crafted collectables and unique and unusual artefacts.

Stroll through Himley Park and enjoy the sights and sounds of the collection of full size and miniature traction engines and vintage vehicles including bicycles, motorcycles, cars, tractors and more! 

  •  traditional children's funfair rides

  •  face-painting

  •  display by the Midlands Volunteer Fire Service 

  •  Miniature steam train rides by the Wolverhampton & District Model Engineering Society

 

Don’t be shy, chat to the owners; there is nothing they like more than to tell the history of their exhibit.

Free event, car parking charge applies

If you have an exhibit which you would like to display at this event, please contact Himley Hall Reception on 01384 817817.

 

Guided Walk of Himley   Saturday 18 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 at the end of the walk. Suitable footwear needed.  Meeting point by the notice board on the main car park

Free event but booking essential on 01384 817817

 

Open Day of the Earl of Dudley’s Memory Garden

Saturday 18 June 11.00am – 4.00pm

Sunday 19 June 1.00pm – 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

 

Band Concert  Sunday 19 June 2.30pm – 5.00pm

Enjoy a pleasant afternoon spent listening to the BJ Concert Band.

To get your feet tapping they will be playing a selection of swing music, marches and items from film and stage selected from their recent concerts. These have included Phantom of the Opera, Oliver, West Side Story, Jersey Boys, Bohemian Rhapsody, Count Basie Salute and many more well loved favourites.  Bring your deckchairs and picnic, tea room open.  Free event.

 

Kids Under 5’s Day   Friday 24 June 10.00am – 3.00pm

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

Admission charge

 

Armed Forces Day   Sunday 26 June 11.00am – 5.00pm

OnSunday 26 June, crowds will gather for the borough's biggest family day out, as Armed Forces Day 2016 gets underway. Celebrating the work of servicemen and women, the annual event is set to be bigger and better than ever.  

There will be children's rides, entertainment from 40s singing trio the D-Day Darlings as well as displays of current and ex-serving military vehicles and an RAF spitfire flypast.  Free admission and parking.

 

 

Sailing Taster Day   Sunday 26 June 10.00am – 1.00pm

A chance for the public to walk up and try sailing free of charge. If you want to make sure of a place you can book in advance.

To book contact: Tony Sutton 07774 818449 or Email sutton_tony@yahoo.co.uk

 

Tree Trail   Sunday 3 July 10.00am – 12.00noon

Join the Senior Park Warden for a walk around the beautiful grounds of Himley Hall discovering some of the trees to be found on this historic site. 

Meeting point by the notice board on the main car park. Free event but booking essential on 01384 817817

 

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life  Sunday 10 July   11.00am start    

Join us by taking part in a Race for Life 5k event at Himley Hall. 5k is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities; you can run, walk or even dance your way round the course.

For details visit: www.raceforlife.org

Race For life Hotline: 0300 123 0770

 

Band Concert   Sunday 17 July 2.30pm – 5.00pm

Enjoy a pleasant afternoon listening to the sounds of Cleobury Mortimer Concert Brass. Bring a picnic and deckchairs as the summer holidays begin at Himley Hall.

Tea room open    Free admission

 

The Game of Gnomes   Wednesday 27 July    11.00am – 3.00pm

A group of Gnomes on an epic adventure through Himley Park have become lost. Follow the clues to find all the Gnomes. A chance for the kids to have a run around the park during the school holidays and let off some steam.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. For further information please contact the Senior Park Warden on 01384 817817

Free admission, aimed at up to 10 years 

 

Princess & Pirate Treasure Hunt  

Wednesday 3 August   11.00am – 3.00pm

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

For further information call the Senior Park Warden on 01384 817817

Free event, aimed at up to 8 years

 

Guided Walk of Himley    Sunday 7 August 10.00am – 12.00noon

A walk around the historic Grounds of Himley Hall looking at some of the architectural features and the wildlife found in 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 essential on 01384 817817

 

Band Concert   Sunday 7 August 2.30pm – 5.00pm

Come, sit and enjoy the sounds of the Black Country Ukulele Band. The band features songs from skiffle and country to rock 'n' roll, each one performed in their own inimitable style!

Bring a picnic and relax on the lawns within the main courtyard of Himley Hall.  Tea room open.

Free admission.

 

Scavenger Hunt     Wednesday 10 August       11.00am – 3.00pm

A chance to get the kids out and about and burn off some excess energy over the summer holidays, finding natural items within the park. Clue sheets will be handed out on the day.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.  For further information call the Senior Park Warden on 01384 817817

Free event, aimed at up to 10 years

 

Classic & Retro Vehicle Show   Sunday 4 September 10.00am – 5.00pm

The popular classic motor show returns once again to Himley, with classic motors from 1930’s to the 1980’s. Featuring displays from local car clubs and enthusiasts with a new feature for 2016 ‘Classics in the Park’ - music memories from the vintage and classic era.

Adults £8, Children (4-16 years) £4, Family ticket (2 Adults & 3 Children) £24.

For further information call 01527 831726 or visit www.classicmotorshows.co.uk

 

RYA Level 1-2 Dinghy Sailing Course    9-11 September, plus 17-18 September                       

An intensive, but fun, course over two weekends, leading to Royal Yachting Association Level 1 and/or Level 2 qualification. After this, you will have the skills to sail a boat in good weather conditions.

Adults and youngsters 8+

For further information please contact Mary Harris 01902 341754 or email marykharris@btopenworld.com

Admission price: TBC

 

Walk for Dreams 2016   Sunday 16 October 11.00am start  

This annual fundraising event for Promised Dreams children’s charity sees hundreds of families & friends get together for a 9 mile walk from Himley Hall to Wolverhampton Racecourse. Free to enter and suitable for all ages. This really is a great day out for a great cause.

For more information please visit: www.walkfordreams.co.uk or call 01902 212451

 

Halloween Hunt     Tuesday 25 October 11.00am – 3.00pm

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. For further information please contact Senior Park Warden on 01384 817817

Free admission, aimed at up to 10 years

 

Himley Bonfire & Fireworks   Saturday 5 November

Gates open at 4.30pm Bonfire lit 7.45pm Fireworks 8.30pm

The largest Local Authority Fireworks Display in the Country, not only lighting up the night sky but the grounds, lake and surrounding woodland all to the sound of this year’s theme, with seasonal refreshments and the largest Funfair in Dudley. Admission Charge

 

 

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Contact Details

  • Name Himley Hall and Park
  • Address Himley Park, Dudley, West Midlands, DY3 4DF
  • Telephone 01384 817817
  • Opening Hours Himley Hall General Office opening hours are Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm all year.