Concerts and performances

Tea with Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde 

Don't go into the cellar present a chat show with a difference! Join Oscar Wilde as he interviews leading celebrities of the Victorian era, recounts a story or two and invites his audience to get "Caught in the Act"! Tickets are £12.50 and the perfomance starts at 7pm in the Great Parlour.

Carols in the Great Parlour

Join us for Christmas carols © NT_NEN_Sheffield Park

There is nothing quite like carols performed in the splendour of the Great Parlour. Enjoy a festive evening and a Christmas tipple at this hugely popular event. Tickets are £12 and performances start at 7.15.

Booking for carols and Wilde

A 1930s "pyramid" telephone © John Millar

Bookings for our carol concerts and for Tea with Oscar Wilde can be made through the National Trust central booking line. Call 0844 249 1895, open 7 days a week, Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am - 4pm.Or you can go online to book. A 5% booking fee is applied to all customers on top of the advertised ticket price

Wightwick Talks Series

Booking on to our talks

A 1930s "pyramid" telephone © John Millar

Are you interested in booking on to one of our talks? Phone our reception team between 11 and 5 on 01902 760106. Please leave a message if they are busy. Or email

All talks take place in our first floor meeting room, if you have mobility needs please phone us to discuss these. The price includes tea and coffee.

Women Artists of the Pre-Raphaelites

’The Haunted Wood’ by Lizzie Siddal © NTPL/Paul Highnam

Saturday 21st of November, 10am £15pp

Come and meet the forgotten artists of the Pre-Raphaelite movement.

Sex, Drugs and poetry

Acanthus Room at Wightwick Manor with William Morris wallpaper © NTPL/National Trust Images/Andreas von Einsiedel

Thursday the 17th September - SOLD OUT

Friday the 30th October - Spaces. £15pp.

7:30pm until 8:45 (ish)

All the naughty bits the biographies often leave out. What did the Pre-Raphaelites really get up to late at night in the bedroom? Stictly for over 18's!

Rossetti and his models

Painting of a woman by Dante Gabriel Rossetti © NTPL/NTPL

Saturday October 17th, 10am. Tickets £15.

Learn about the dashly iconic Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the women who made his life and art so interesting.

Family fun

Spooky half-term

Great activities throughout the Autumn half term © Paul Harris

The gardeners have once again grown pumpkins for our outdoor trail - can you help Winnie the Wightwick Witch find her black cat snoozing in the garden? Or you could help us to find the creepy crawlies inside the house with our ‘Pesky Pest Trail’.

We are also running our popular craft activities from Wednesday 28 - Saturday 31 October from 11:30am to 3:30pm. Come and have a go at making your own cat mask or black cat good luck charm.
Activities are free, but normal garden entry applies.


Bulb planting

Have a go at planting bulbs © National Trust

Saturday 17 October from 12pm – 3pm, the gardeners will be planting 10,000 bulbs ready for spring - and they need your help!
Come along, get a bit muddy and lend a hand. Fun for all the family - bring your own trowels if you've got them!

50 Things to do

A cosy woodland dwelling © National Trust

Have you ever made a den? Throughout the summer we have self-led activities from our ‘50 things to do before you're 11 ¾’ booklet. On a windy day, why not bring a kite to fly in the paddock (no. 7). You can track wild animals through our woodland (no. 34), where you can also explore inside a tree (no. 22)!
Find out more at our Visitor Reception, where you can hire bug hunting (no. 31) and bird watching kits (no. 44). Don’t forget to collect your stickers!

Visit Father Christmas

Meet Father Christmas © Arnhel de Serra

Father Christmas will be visiting on the 12 & 13, 19 & 20 of December between 11am and 4pm. You will need a timed ticket to visit the grotto, which can only be purchased on the day from our Visitor Reception.
£6.50 per child, all accompanying non-members need to pay garden entry fee.
Whilst you are waiting for your time slot, we have free family craft activities - make your own William Morris Christmas tree decoration.