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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.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Visit Canons Ashby to enjoy the beautiful gardens, the historic house, the medieval church and green outdoor spaces. Canons Ashby is open 10am – closing at 5pm. The house is open 11.30am – last admission at 3.30pm.

On Saturday 14 September, enjoy music from the Liquorice Allsorts Clarinet Ensemble in the formal garden, 11.30am - 12.30pm, or the Priory Church from 2pm – 3pm. (If it rains, both performances will be in the church)

On Sunday 15 September, come to see what’s on our nature table from 10.30am-2pm to find out what evidence the animals who live here leave behind. Whilst you’re here, pop into the shop to collect a souvenir or treat yourself in the tea-room to a cream tea or a light lunch. Free entry on these days only as part of Heritage Open Days. There’s no need to book in advance.

Times

The basics

Suitability

Families are very welcome

Meeting point

Park in the main visitor car park and start your visit at Visitor Reception as usual.

What to bring and wear

Please dress for whatever the weather brings. Be aware that there are uneven surfaces outdoors, as well as steps, slopes and stairs both inside and outside the house.

Accessibility

Please contact us to discuss your access needs. There are steps, slopes and stairs in the garden and house.

Other

More information will be available nearer the time.

Upcoming events

Event

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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on
2 May to 26 Sep 2024
at
14:00 to 14:45
+ 15 other dates or times
Event

Spring Foraging Walk with Tellus Mater 

Join expert forager Lizzy, who will take you on a wander to seek hedgerow and woodland edibles that are full of surprising Spring flavours!

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on
3 May 2024
at
10:00 to 13:00
Event

Plant a Pumpkin 

Plant a pumpkin seedling in a compostable pot to take home and grow. Keep in touch with us online and let us know how big it grows.

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on
4 May to 6 May 2024
at
10:00 to 16:00
+ 2 other dates or times
Event

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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on
23 May to 24 Oct 2024
at
09:55 to 13:00
+ 5 other dates or times