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
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 3rd August Fully booked
Wednesday 17th August Fully booked
Wednesday 7th September Fully booked
Wednesday 14th September Fully booked
Wednesday 21st September New date added!
Wednesday 28th September New date added!
Wednesday 5th October Places available
Wednesday 16th November Places available
Wednesday 7th December Fully booked
Wednesday 14th December New Christmas date !
Tuesday 20th December New Christmas date !
Wednesday 21st December New Christmas date !
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?
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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