Join St. Barnabas Hospice for our annual Grand Plant Sale where you can browse a beautiful array of bedding plants, perennials, shrubs and baskets.
Refreshments will be available on the day and the event is open to all.
All plant donations are gratefully received.
Yew and box topiary surround this charming Manor House (not open). Croquet lawn, herbaceous border and summer house. Bridge over small pond and two larger ponds. Ancient mulberry tree. Tennis court, vegetable patch, woodland area with chickens. Swimming pool in enclosed garden.
Narrowboat rides; Refreshments; Mini-beasts dipped from the canal; Photographic display; Tombola; S/H books; Guided Tours around the restored Lock 15 (3/4mile walk each way along towpath or ask directions at the canal depot for travelling by car).
Canal Depot, Duck Lane, Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, Grantham.
You can pre-book any time up to the DAY BEFORE your visit. There is no charge to reserve a mansion key. Entry to Belton is free for members. Non members pay for admission on arrival at Belton. All visitors to the house will require their own key.
Belton House, Grantham,
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Uncover stories of Belton House on a special family house tour. Discover the untold stories of Belton House with our interactive tour. It’s been specially designed for families with children aged 5 years and over in mind. There’s limited tickets available, so pre-booking is essential. Booking Essential.
Join us as we challenge you to complete one of the #50things activities. Meet the Play Team who will be challenging families to take part in one of the #50things activities each Friday in the school holidays. Tick off one of the ’50 things to do before you’re 11 ’ activities from your checklist.
Discover the stories behind the War and Pieces exhibition at Belton this summer in this interactive, 20 minute workshop. Suitable for visitors aged 6 years and older. Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 249 1895.
Take inspiration from the formal gardens at Belton to create your own work of art. Recreate the beauty of Belton’s gardens in paint, pencil or crayon. All materials supplied. Booking Not Needed. Families welcome. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
An introduction to Belton’s wilderness garden and the designed features of the landscape. This short walk follows the river Witham taking in the Gothic Ruin, Hermitage, site of Belton’s knucklebone floor and the Boathouse.
Bring your toddler along to enjoy stories, rhymes and crafts in the Discovery Centre on the first and third Thursday of each month. All activities are designed for children aged 18 months to 4 years old and will involve some exploration of the Gardens and House.
The National Trust and SOS Fashion Shows present Belton’s first fundraising fashion show. A chance to buy the latest fashion, for all ages, sizes and occasions. All proceeds will support the Belton Boathouse appeal.
Founded in 1947 by Lord Brownlow, Belton Park Cricket Club can be seen playing a game on Belton’s Oval lawn, most weekends from early spring all the way through to early autumn. Come and watch a bit of cricket on Belton’s Oval lawn.
The garden is on a S-facing slope which has evolved over 15 yrs into a tropical escape. Exotic planting as you enter the garden gives way on a gentle incline to more surprises to incl glass houses dedicated to various climatic zones interspersed with more exotic planting.
Stretch and raise funds with St. Barnabas Hospice Sponsored Yogathon! Run by local yoga teachers Stefan Cunnington and Sarah Kemp. No experience necessary and all abilities are welcome.
The event includes a light lunch with free bottled water and a free on-site sports massage.
This diverse garden continues to be a work in progress. A cottage garden with David Austin roses backs the Grade 2 listed farmhouse (C17), and lawns with informal mixed borders rise gently to the front. There is an intriguing bog garden, a small orchard and raised veg plot.
Practical workshop led by Strawberry Glass exploring the skills of stained glass copper foiling to make a colourful abstract piece of stained glass to take home. Tuition, all materials and a light lunch included. Booking Essential. Phone: 01476 862823. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Woolsthorpe Manor, Water Lane, Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, near Grantham
Modern cottage garden which is productive and highly decorative. We garden organically and for wildlife. The garden is full of colour and scent from spring to autumn. Several distinct areas, incl fruit and vegetables.
Redesigned in 2000 by the owner based on C18 plans. A chain of 5 lakes (covering 10 acres) and several ironstone walled gardens all interconnected. Lakeside woodland walk. Planting for yr-round interest. Landscaper trained under plantswoman Rosemary Verey at Barnsley House. Beautiful C13 church open.
Open 1 April to 30 September 2018
To mark the centenary of the RAF, Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum’s exhibition will commemorate the RAF crew who were decorated for their bravery. Many of the airmen featured in this exhibition gained the highest award for their valour with some of them paying the ultimate price.
Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre, Heath Farm, North Rauceby, Sleaford
The Up, Up and Away Gala Charity concert provides a broad variation of musical genres from four very different choirs. The Gospel Choir Of the Year from Leicester De Montfort University, the Military Wives Choir from RAF Cranwell, Newark’s own Rock Choir and from the Vale of Belvoir the Belvoir Wassailers Male Choir.
Come along and enjoy 2 hours of Show Tunes, Film Themes, Big Band, Classical, Ballads, Orchestral, Jazz and Popular Easy Listening Favourites played by top professional artistes on electronic keyboard orchestra instruments. Free light refreshments during the 30 minute interval.
Join us for a family friendly super fun packed day out at Melton Mowbray Super Con.
We’ve got :
Geeky Themed Comedy Hypnotism Show
Rich Reynolds Close-Up Magician
Klingon Language Workshop
Lightsaber Training Classes
Virtual Reality Gaming
Pandora’s Box Zoo Days (Petting Zoo)
Roll Up! Roll Up! This Spring The National Centre for Craft & Design and artsNK celebrate the 250th anniversary of Circus in Britain with a spectacular new show: Circus: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture.
The National Centre for Craft & Design, Navigation Wharf, Sleaford
NCCD and artsNK’s regular Dementia Friendship Hub provides a suitable and safe environment for people living with Dementia and their carers. We offer participants the opportunity to have fun and get involved in a range of creative activities linked to our exhibitions and projects.
The National Centre for Craft Design, Navigation Wharf, Sleaford
In 2014 a series of community print workshops were conducted by designers Dave Bramston and YeLi at NCCD as part of their ongoing creative practice. Since 2014 the project has continued to develop and has involved other designers in China and the UK.
Drop into the gallery to try out exciting circus techniques with our specially trained aerial dance teachers. Test your fitness, strength and flexibility on the hoop and the silks - two long pieces of fabric which you wrap around yourself whilst you create striking poses in the air.
The National Centre for Craft & Design, Navigation Wharf, Sleaford.
The Grade l listed gardens encompass nearly 65 acres and incl large formal lawns, fine topiary and formal hedges, ornamental and productive kitchen garden, large herbaceous borders, rose parterre and woodland walks with spring bulb displays.
What those terribly naughty Victorians who lived in the gothic opulence of Kelham Hall actually got up in their life of leisure finally revealed...
This weekend offers a rare opportunity to discover the outrageous goings on in this mansion...!
Kelham Hall & Country Park, Kelham near Newark, Nottinghamshire
2 beautiful, very different, gardens in this Rutland village. The Old Vicarage, next door to the church, up the hill: acre packed with variety. Terrace with topiary, a formal fountain courtyard and raised beds backed by small gothic orangery burgeoning with tender plants. Herbaceous borders surround main lawn.
Join the Gunby Ranger and discover more about the many creatures that live in our ice house pond. The month of May is a great time to find all sorts of small beasties to look at, including tadpoles and insects.
Whether you are a beginner or have previous experience in Willow Sculpture, artist Kate Morrell will guide you in a relaxed informal setting.
Learn the techniques required to create your very own Willow Animal of your choosing.
Tresillian House (Guest House & Garden)
67 Dalby Road
9 gardens will be open to view around the village, also Scarecrows, this year themed on "The Musicals" will be displayed in various locations.
There will be a plant stall. Ice creams
Tea & Cake available at the Hammond Hall & Sports Centre
A gorgeous lime tree avenue leads to The Old Hall which is centrally located in this large garden - comprises a mound from the original Ludham Castle left of the drive surrounded on 3 sides by a moat. Daffodils adorn the drive in Spring. The Hall is Wisteria clad as well as a pergola of late white Wisteria.
Our community market offers an excellent range of food produce and crafts. Food includes Great Cheese company’s heritage cheeses, Blackthorn Rare Breed meats, fresh vegetables and choices of jams, jellies, marmalades and preserves.
Burton Joyce Village Hall, Trent Lane, Burton Joyce, Nottingham