Events

A thousand fancies

Come and see Pride and Prejudice costumes  © Moviestore collection/REX

Come and see Pride and Prejudice costumes

Daily from 1 July to 31 October

Berrington Hall is showcasing a series of costume exhibitions against the backdrop of its beautiful Georgian interiors. Costumes displays from the Charles Paget Wade collection and original film costumes from Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park and Pride and Prejudice will be display during the year.  Costumes worn by Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Colin Firth and Billie Piper amongst others are on show in the mansion over this period.

Normal admission fees apply.

 

A Thousand Fancies - To dye for

A finely embroidered jacket © NT/E.Jones

A finely embroidered jacket

 1 July to 31 August daily

As part of our year-long celebration of Georgian costume we are displaying in the mansion fashions and textiles which bring colour to the era. The brightest costumes from the Charles Paget Wade collection and Hereford Museum and Resource Learning Centre will be on show demonstrating how important colour was to the fashions of the day both in the textiles and decoration.

Normal admission fees apply.

 

Serving the Georgian gentry

See how the servants lived at Berrington Hall © NT

See how the servants lived at Berrington Hall

Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 August, 11am to 4pm

Ever wondered what it was like to live as a servant in the Georgian era?  Over this weekend the popular Mannered Mob are returning to dress up as butlers, parlour and lady's maids to show you. They will tell you stories of the life and work of the below stairs team that ran Berrington in the 18th century. Discover how fun, or not, it was; working as a servant in this period of history.

Normal admission fees apply.

Making 18th century ice-cream

Come and see our ice-cream making demonstration © NT

Come and see our ice-cream making demonstration

Friday 14 August, 11am to 4pm

Did you know that the Georgians loved ice-cream? Come and meet Jane Walton, our expert and see how they made, stored and displayed ice-cream using authentic cooking techniques and equipment. Jane will be in traditional costume and explain how the Georgians managed without refrigeration and electricity. There is also an ice-cream trail around the garden.

Normal admission fees apply.

Summer holiday fun

Young visitors playing house in their woodland den © Elaine Hodgson

Young visitors playing house in their woodland den

Daily during school holidays

There is lots to do at Berrington over the summer break. Every day you can take part in our 'Anyone for cricket' summer trail; learning about how much the Georgians loved their cricket. There are games on the lawn as well as the outdoor play area.  Go for a walk in the woods and build a den with all of the materials the rangers have left on hand. Plus there are special events such as the Lake dipping on Monday afternoons in August where the ranger will show you some of the wildlife living in the lake.  Just scroll down to find out more.

'50 things to do'

Come and play Pooh sticks at the bridge over the lake © NT/John Millar

Come and play Pooh sticks at the bridge over the lake

Does it feel like ages since you explored the great outdoors? Well guess what, the feeling's mutual. Nature misses you. But don't despair - now's the perfect time to do something about it.

We've put together a list of '50 things to do before you're 11¾'. We want to encourage kids to get mucky, discover their wild side and get closer to nature. Come to Berrington and climb a tree, build a den, fly a kite, hunt for bugs and many more.

Sign up for the 50 things challenge now
 

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