Group visits to Wightwick Manor
Wightwick Manor is a popular destination for private groups, societies and clubs, and pre-booked travel groups - please read the information below or contact us to see how we can best meet your needs.
So what is a group?
A group of 15 people or more visiting together (that can include National Trust members) qualifies for our group entry rate and early guided tours. Groups also have to be paying collectively rather than individually.
All groups need to pre-book their visits, this can be done by contacting the property in advance on 01902 760106 or by sending us an email.
Group visits can be booked for any weekday, any time of the year. During quieter times of the year we can also take bookings at weekends. Unfortunately we are unable to take group bookings on Bank Holidays and during busy event days.
Visiting the house
Most of our group visitors come to look around the house. If you would like to enjoy a guided tour then these run in the hour between 11 and 12 before the house opens to the general public. Before noon your tour guide will look after you, after this time they will let you walk at your own pace. Unfortunately the house is too small to have both guided and non-guided visitors after 12pm.
Because the rooms of the house are relatively small and packed full of treasures, we split larger groups into tours of 25 or less, each with their own guide.
We reccommend a visit time to the property of at least 3 - 4 hours, allowing time to visit the Manor, Gallery, garden, shop and to have a bite to eat. The Manor takes a lot longer to walk around than most people think, and you should allow at least 1-2 hours to visit the Manor if you are not having a guided tour.
Getting something to eat
Groups arriving before 11am are welcome to pre-book tea, coffee and treats to be ready on their arrival.
To avoid queuing you can also pre-book lunch for your group from our set menu. We have limited indoor seating, shared with our other visitors, so we may ask your group to split into two sittings, and at very busy times we reserve the right to refuse a booking.
Unlike most National Trust properties Wightwick is surrounded by the West Midlands road network which means there are many ways of travelling to us, too many to put brown signs on all of them and also notorious for traffic jams! We advise you to plan in plenty of time for your journey, although we try to stay as flexible on timings as possible.
We also don't have any coach parking onsite. Your coach driver will need to drop you off on the road (please don't let them come into our car park, it's very narrow), then park in a layby around 1/2 a mile away, before coming back to collect you. We know this is less than ideal and we're constantly trying to find a better solution, but for the moment we're doing the best we can.
You can be dropped off on the Bridgnorth Road and walk a short distance in to our car park. After 11am we can help shuttle visitors with our electric buggy service.
We are happy to answer queries by email to email@example.com or by phone (01902 760106) to make sure everything goes smoothly.