A magical adventure by Land Rover through the illuminated woodland to see Santa in his real hillside Grotto.
Arrive at the Hawkstone Park Follies visitor centre and check in for your trip. After a warming festive drink you’ll be whisked off in one of our Land Rovers across the Park, through the Grand Valley, under the Wishing Arch and up the steep hill to Santa’s spectacular network of caves.
Santa’s elves will keep you entertained as you wander around the decorated, fairy-lit caverns and tunnels until you finally arrive at your destination – the magical grotto itself! Every child will receive a gift from Santa.
You’ll have the opportunity to meet Santa’s reindeer and enjoy the illuminated woodland fantasy. You can even finish off your visit with a Christmas meal in the beautifully renovated Hawkstone Park Hotel restaurant.
Pre booking is essential and spaces fill up quickly!
This December discover the Mansion with decorations ‘Inspired by Nature’. Pre-book your visit now to see the Mansion with its individually themed rooms decorated to represent nature, both local and exotic.
Visits to the Mansion are by pre-booked timed entry tickets to keep visits special (there are three time slots each day). Tickets are free for National Trust Members, and admission charges will apply on the day of the visit for non-members. Ticket holders for the daytime weekend and school holiday ‘Father Christmas Visits’ will also need to book a separate ticket to visit the Mansion if you wish to do so.
So that you can enjoy the visit at your own pace, with enough space to do so, and to care for the collection including the interior of the Grade I listed Mansion, there is a maximum number of visitors to the Mansion each day. Once you have entered the Mansion, at any time within your time slot, you can spend as long as you like inside.
We’ve built in extra capacity for visitors across December but popular days may reach this limit and become ‘Fully Booked’. A very limited number of tickets will be available on each day, on a first come,first served basis for each time slot – but to ensure you are able to visit on the day of your choice please book in advance.
15 comedians have duked it out to reach the final 6 and a chance to win a cash prize and a God awful trophy.
Headlined by last year’s winner Mo Haroon, join us to see a potential star in the making!
The finalists are:
Shaun Messer, Ben Lund, Hannah Weetman, Matt Taylor, Aaron Wood and Phil Carr.
HOW TO BOOK
👉2. Ticket link https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/hermonchapel/t-rypqpp
👉4.Visit us on Chapel Street SY11 1LF
👉5. Call 01691 662 196
Following in the footsteps of the Nubian Nightjar, a small nocturnal bird characterized by its drumming song, percussionist Rick Wilson and vocalist Kate Allan will open your minds and ears to wonderful ways of drawing on your innate musicality via a series of combined vocal and rhythmic explorations. This workshop promises to be not just educational but most importantly a great deal of fun!
Throughout the year, Kate Allan and Rick Wilson have been running independently from each other regular monthly vocal, drumming and rhythm workshops at The Hermon. In this 3-hour workshop both musicians will now join forces for the first time to share their practical skills and liberating approach to music with participants of all levels of experience. In a playful yet focused manner the group will work together on creating songs, ‘wordful’ and wordless, explore rhythms and develop awareness of moods through experimenting with drums, bells, shakers, vocal chords and any contraption that teases the imagination.
No prior experience is required, just come and join us in the beautiful and acoustically alive space of the Hermon Chapel, bring along drums and percussion instruments to add to our collection for the day and most importantly your enthusiasm, curiosity and an open mind!
There will be a break, during which our in-house bar will be open for you to purchase drinks and home-made cake to keep you going thoughout the ‘Tour de Rhythm’!
If you can, please register your participation before the day, so we get a realistic idea about expected attendance! Thanks.
Shropshire Theatre Organ Trust event. Chris Powell plays Wurlitzer Theatre Organ at The Buttermarket in Shrewsbury, SY1 2LF for our Christmas Concert. Make your Christmas special by joining us for some Christmas music, carols and theatre organ music, played on the Wurlitzer. Raffle, sales table and refreshments available.
Let there be light…
Using imagery from our painted 16th century glass windows, the interior of St Mary’s will be lit from within by thousands of projected shards of light, brightening even the darkest of corners this winter!
Created by international light artist Andy McKeown, the church will be transformed into a giant kaleidoscope casting refracted images across the Nave enveloping the entire space.
Set to early English Choral Music and pieces composed by Matthew Woolley, a sing-songwriter and composer from Shropshire, this event is certainly one not to be missed!
We will be offering free entry to St Mary’s with a suggested donation of £3 per person to help raise much needed funds for ongoing repairs to this medieval Grade I listed church
Drummer and composer Sam Jesson has been a key figure on the London Jazz scene for some time now, and this tour marks his debut as a bandleader. United by their love for the tradition of legendary jazz trios from Ahmed Jamal to Sonny Rollins, Oscar Peterson to Dewey Redman, the trio wind their way through many gems of the jazz canon, sometimes deconstructing and breathing new life, sometimes paying homage to classic arrangements, with a devoted focus on making music that feels honest and joyous.
Line Up: Sam Jesson – drums, James Allsopp – sax & Tom Farmer – bass