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Flutterby butterfly trail 

As the weather warms up, delight in Canons Ashby’s ‘Flutterby Butterfly’ summer trail, running from late May until early September.

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29 May to 8 Sep 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
+ 102 other dates or times
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Canons Ashby Book Fair 

Come to the medieval Priory Church and browse a wide selection of books which have been donated by our supporters, all different genres from crime to cakes, new and old.

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29 May to 2 Jun 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
+ 4 other dates or times
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Guided visits to Priory Church and medieval Stew Ponds 

Find out more about the medieval history of Canons Ashby with a guided visit to the church, and then to the recently restored medieval stew ponds: an area not accessible to the public without a guide.

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6 Jun to 26 Sep 2024
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14:00 to 14:45
+ 11 other dates or times
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Classical recorder performance in the Priory Church 

Enjoy beautiful classical recorder music in the Priory Church, performed by the Nene Consort. There’s no extra charge or formal ticketing: feel free to pop in and out as you wish or take a pew and enjoy the whole hour.

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9 Jun 2024
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14:00 to 15:00
+ 1 other date or time
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Great Expectations by Quantum Theatre 

From misty marshes to the streets of London; our new adaptation of Dickens’s popular and atmospheric novel, delivers high comedy and thrilling drama as we follow Pip’s journey to discover the true nature of his ‘great expectations’.

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22 Jun 2024
at
18:00 to 20:30
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Guided countryside walks 

On the fourth Thursday of the month from May to October, come and explore our surrounding countryside on a 6-mile walk, enjoy the fantastic views and get out in the fresh air with our guides.

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27 Jun to 24 Oct 2024
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09:55 to 13:00
+ 4 other dates or times
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Purcell and a Picnic, with Eboracum Baroque 

Eboracum Baroque are delighted to return to the beautiful gardens of Canons Ashby for a programme of music featuring works by Henry Purcell, using historic musical instruments.

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20 Jul 2024
at
18:00 to 19:45
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Nature Explorer Activities 

Bring the kids and enjoy activities connected with nature and the great outdoors. Whether it’s wild art, or wildlife spotting, there’s something to try every Tuesday of August.

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6 Aug to 27 Aug 2024
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11:00 to 14:00
+ 3 other dates or times
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Peter Pan by Immersion Theatre 

Get ready to think happy thoughts and fly high as the mischievous Peter embarks on an awfully big adventure, before facing the most feared villain of them all, the infamous Captain Hook!

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25 Aug 2024
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17:30 to 19:30
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Bat Walk 

Learn about these fascinating residents of Canons Ashby on an evening walk with our bat experts and volunteers.

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7 Sep to 21 Sep 2024
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19:00 to 20:30
+ 1 other date or time
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Heritage Open Days 

Visit Canons Ashby to enjoy the beautiful gardens, the historic house, the medieval church and green outdoor spaces.

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14 Sep to 15 Sep 2024
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10:00 to 16:30
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Apple Harvest Weekend 

Celebrate the annual apple harvest with beautiful decorations, Morris Dancing and traditional seasonal fun.

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28 Sep to 29 Sep 2024
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10:30 to 16:00
+ 1 other date or time
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Harvest Foraging Taster Walks 

Have you ever foraged for delicious wild foods before? Would you like to learn what is in season that can be foraged safely with a little care? This short walk will give you a basic introduction to foraging.

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28 Sep to 29 Sep 2024
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15:45 to 16:35
+ 1 other date or time
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Autumn head-gardener tour including autumn apple and pear tasting, and afternoon tea 

Join an exclusive Autumn tour of Canons Ashby’s beautiful garden led by our Head Gardener, with an autumnal apple and pear tasting from our variety of historic trees.

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9 Oct 2024
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15:15 to 17:30
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Creepy Creatures Trail 

Pick up a Creepy Creature Trail and have a hoot with your herd. Find out more about the amazing local creatures that you might see in these colder months, and let your little cubs explore the green space and fresh air.

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on
26 Oct to 3 Nov 2024
at
10:00 to 15:00
+ 8 other dates or times