Lisa Prince Art Exhibition

Original artwork exhibition by Stafford artist Lisa Prince.

Showcasing three collections: Stafford Landmarks, British Wildlife and My Love of Italy.

Visit the exhibition during the Ancient High House’s opening times.

Workshop – Autumn Wreath

Dress up your door this Autumn with a stunning willow wreath, created by you!

At our Autumn Wreath Workshop at Stafford Castle, you will weave your own beautiful willow garland by making a simple hoop and then choose from our collection of gorgeous dried flowers and grasses, ribbon and hessian to decorate it. This workshop is suitable for beginners and is a perfect introduction to willow weaving.

All payments must be made upon booking. Book your place by calling the Ancient High House on 01785 619 131 or by emailing info@historicstafford.co.uk

Please note: no refunds can be given for a cancellation within 7 days of the workshop, but materials can be collected by arrangement.

Workshop – Scarf Knitting

Join us for two fun, informal workshops to learn the basics of hand knitting and create your own cosy scarf for winter.

Under the guidance of our knitting expert you will learn the skills necessary to create your own hand-knitted, hand-fringed scarf across two workshops. The first session will start you on your way. You can continue at your leisure as well as in the second session where you will learn the necessary skills to complete your project.

This workshop includes pattern, yarn, knitting needles, cloth workbag and refreshments. These workshops are ideal for beginners with little or no experience or those who have knitted in the past and want to refresh their craft.

Choose from four stunning colours: Silver; Scarlet; Teal; Purple. Please see the right hand side of the image at the top of the page for colour samples. (Colour must be specified upon booking and cannot be changed later.)

All payments must be made upon booking. Book your place by calling the Ancient High House on 01785 619 131 or by emailing info@historicstafford.co.uk

Please note: no refunds can be given for a cancellation within 7 days of the workshop, but materials can be collected by arrangement.

Bat Walk at Stafford Castle

Back by popular demand!

Take a walk on the wild side at night. Join the Stafford Bat Group on a walk around Stafford Castle. The experts will guide you and teach you will more about these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat!

Entry is £5 and parking is free for the event.

Limited spaces so pre booking is essential. Please ring or visit the Ancient High House on 01785 619131 to book.

Please be aware that this event has limited accessibility due to the need to enter the woodland off of the main path. We are looking to put on a fully accessible Bat Talk with the Bat Group inside the Visitor Centre at a later date.

Drop-in Trail – Historical Hounds

Are you able to sniff out the answers this half term at the High House?

Whose pet dogs distracted the King in Parliament? Whose pocket beagles sang and danced on the Queen’s table at dinner? Drop-in to the Ancient High House during half term and have a go at our free Historical Hound dog trail!

Exhibition – Making a Mark

An Art Exhibition Featuring Drawings and Paintings by the Students of Professional Artist and Tutor Mark Lippett.

Visit the exhibition during the Ancient High House’s opening hours.

Workshop – Bath Bomb Making and Refreshments

Would you like to learn how to make your own aromatherapy bath bombs tailored to you?

On this workshop you will learn about the therapeutic and medicinal properties of essential oils and how to combine these oils create your very own therapeutic bath bombs.

The workshop includes making and decorating your own gift box and is being lead by a trained aromatherapist.

All payments must me made upon booking. Book your place by calling the Ancient High House on 01785 619 131 or by emailing info@historicstafford.co.uk

Please note no refunds can be given for a cancellation within 7 days of the workshop.

Workshop – Autumn Embroidery

This workshop will incorporate a variety of “slow stitching” techniques, such as fabric applique, embroidery and embellishing to create an autumnal themed design, that can then be made into a scatter cushion if attendees wish, a tutorial will be given to create the cushion. There will be a variety of designs for attendees to follow or they can create their own design. All materials will be provided, along with refreshments during both sessions.

It is recommended you have attended at least one of the beginners or adult embroidery workshops or have some past embroidery experience before booking on to this session.

All materials are provided, including a huge selection of thread colours to choose from. You will receive guidance from our in-house professional seamstress.

All payments must me made upon booking. Book your place by calling the Ancient High House on 01785 619 131 or by emailing info@historicstafford.co.uk

Please note no refunds can be given for a cancellation within 7 days of the workshop, but materials/kit can be arranged to be collected.

Exhibition – Broderers

Come along and have a look at the borough broderer’s fantastic work that adorns the Ancient High House and learn some information about their processes of creating. From the beautiful 4 poster bed curtains to embroidery of Henry VIII and his wives, only on display during this exhibition.

Visit the exhibition during the Ancient High House’s opening times.

Workshop – Afternoon Tea and Napkin Embroidery

This workshop will involve embroidering a motif on to a napkin. There is a choice of three designs and will also include a napkin folding tutorial. The workshop will be followed by an afternoon tea consisting of sandwiches, cakes and hot drinks.

It is recommended you have attended at least one of the beginners or adult embroidery workshops or have some past embroidery experience before booking on to this session.

All materials are provided, including a huge selection of thread colours to choose from. You will receive guidance from our in-house professional seamstress.

All payments must me made upon booking. Book your place by calling the Ancient High House on 01785 619 131 or by emailing info@historicstafford.co.uk

Please note no refunds can be given for a cancellation within 7 days of the workshop, but materials/kit can be arranged to be collected.