Events at Wallington in October.
Talk Time at Wallington: Time & Tide Wait for No Man
Tuesday 2 October, 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
Join Lloyd Langley as he explores the artistic career of Jonathan Parker, the great-grandson of Wallington's donor Sir Charles Philips Trevelyan. Lloyd considers the many things which have influenced Jonathan over his twenty-five year career, including Wallington and his Trevelyan ancestors. He will also look at how Jonathan has drawn inspiration from the past, present and future to create his contemporary works. The talk will be followed by a delicious light lunch in the Clocktower Café. £20 per person, including refreshments and lunch. Booking essential through the Estate Office on 01670 773600.
Trade Secrets - Conservation in Action
Wednesday 3 & Thursday 4 October, 1.00 - 3.30pm
Join our Conservation Team as they reveal the secrets of conservation and demonstrate how to care for textiles in the Central Hall. Normal admission charges apply.
Prepare to Prune!
Sunday 7 October, 1.30pm
Join our Gardening Team on a special tour through the Wallington Garden to discover the secrets of pruning and learn how to keep your garden in tip top condition. Meet at the Conservatory. Normal admission charges apply.
Talk Time at Wallington: Richard III - England's Northern King
Tuesday 16 October, 10.00 am - 2.00 pm
Join our medieval historian Michael Thomson as he crowns Richard III the only King of the North and explores the family politics of the Yorkist dynasty in the lands beyond the Humber. The talk will be followed by a delicious light lunch in the Clocktower Café. £22 per person, including refreshments and lunch. Booking essential through the Estate Office on 01670 773600.
Food & Craft Festival
Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 October, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Come along and celebrate the variety and quality of food and crafts from across the region. Enjoy over 80 stalls of fantastic local produce along with demonstrations and children's activities. Reduced admission charges for this weekend - just £4 for adults and children go free! Exhibitors please contact Taste North East on 0845 4562340.
The Great British Walk - Take a Walk on the Child Side
Saturday 27 October - Sunday 4 November
Put your best foot forward and follow our self-guided walk through the West Woods to find out about some of the childhood adventures of the Trevelyan children. Normal admission charges apply.
Beyond the Ropes
Saturday 27 - Tuesday 30 October, 10.30 am
Become an explorer at Wallington. Follow November Club as they reveal the secrets of the attics where you will encounter stories from the past and discover where the Trevelyan children played. Age 7+. To book, please call 01665 833751 or visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wallington
Normal admission charges apply + £5. Tickets available from 1 August.
Wild Walk at Wallington - Foraging with Wild Harmony
Sunday 28 October, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Take a walk on the wild side and join our wild food expert on a special guided walk on the Wallington Estate looking out for seasonal wild food and learning how to use it! Age 10+ Adult £15, child £7.50 and family (2 adults, 2 children) £35. Wear waterproofs and boots and bring a packed lunch, hot drink and a sense of humour! Booking essential on 01670 773963.
Wednesday 31 October, 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Come along and make Halloween crafts, try our spooktacular children's trail and hear scary stories told by our resident witch. Normal admission charges apply + small charge for some activities.
Wednesday 31 October, 4.30 - 7.30pm
Dare you brave our forest of frights, full of strange happenings and spooky characters?
All adults to be accompanied by courageous children on this terrifying trail through the eerie woods. Enter at your peril.... Adult £2, child £4, family £10. Wrap up warm and don't forget your torch!
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