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Family Fun Friday - 'Minibeasts'

On Friday 3rd June, Family Fun Friday will be taking place in the Stable Yard Room. Join our crafty team to make spinning spiders, dangly dragonflies and beautiful bugs. There will also be garden games and dressing up to keep little ones entertained. 10:30am-3pm. Included with admission.
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The English Country Garden Festival

10th - 12th June 2016 10am-5pm Celebrating the English Country Garden on the weekend of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations. Join us to experience 14 acres of Palace gardens filled with stalls, hands-on demonstrations, refreshments, entertainment, top gardening personalities and new ideas for how to use and love your garden.
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The English Country Garden Festival

10th - 12th June 2016 10am-5pm Celebrating the English Country Garden on the weekend of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations. Join us to experience 14 acres of Palace gardens filled with stalls, hands-on demonstrations, refreshments, entertainment, top gardening personalities and new ideas for how to use and love your garden.
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The English Country Garden Festival

10th - 12th June 2016 10am-5pm Celebrating the English Country Garden on the weekend of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations. Join us to experience 14 acres of Palace gardens filled with stalls, hands-on demonstrations, refreshments, entertainment, top gardening personalities and new ideas for how to use and love your garden.
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"Sheep" Needle Felting Workshop

Needle Felting is fun & easy! Come along to the Bishop’s Palace for this "Sheep" needle felting workshop by The Happy Felt Club where you can make your own needle felted sheep with a curly coat. Ticket Price: £30 for Complete Beginner (include Needle Felting Starter Kit to take home and wool to make a sheep) £15 if you bring your own Needle Felting Tools and Wool (or wish to buy them on the day at extra cost) *Tea & biscuits will be provided throughout the day. However, Lunch is not included with the ticket. Therefore, please bring your own lunch (if we have nice weather, we can have a picnic in the sun!) or visit the Palace Cafe for their delicious lunch menu. 10am-3pm with lunch break included.
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Watercolour Workshops - Paint outside in the Palace Grounds

Following the recent sell out beginner’s watercolour class held here, David Simmons will be running a series of watercolour workshops and outdoor painting sessions at the Palace. Each session will be ‘stand-alone’ - participants can enrol for as many as they wish. Each session will be limited to twelve participants. Outdoor Session. Book by phone or in the Shop. In each session, David will suggest two locations and lead participants in producing their own paintings, advising on composition and technique. If the weather prohibits painting outside, sessions will be held in the activity room, using photos of the subjects projected onto a screen. The cost for each session will be £10, which includes entry to the Palace grounds for the outdoor sessions; participants will need to bring their own materials - a list of suggested materials is available from the Palace shop.
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The Railway Children

Chapterhouse Theatre Company proudly presents The Railway Children, the unforgettable and heart-warming story of adventure and family set in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside. The lives of three children are changed forever by the mysterious disappearance of their father. Finding a new home in a beautiful but isolated village the children make new friends and discover the wonders of the Yorkshire hills and the railway lines scattered throughout them. E. Nesbit’s classic story has delighted adults and children alike for generations and is now brought to life for new audiences in this wonderful production presented in some of the UK and Ireland’s most beautiful open-air venues. With stunning period costume, traditional music and songs and a whole host of unforgettable characters, The Railway Children is a treat for all the family, perfect for a summer evening’s entertainment. Gates open at 6pm and the performance begins at 6.30pm.
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Watercolour Workshops - Paint outside in the Palace Grounds

Following the recent sell out beginner’s watercolour class held here, David Simmons will be running a series of watercolour workshops and outdoor painting sessions at the Palace. Each session will be ‘stand-alone’ - participants can enrol for as many as they wish. Each session will be limited to twelve participants. Outdoor Session. Book by phone or in the Shop. In each session, David will suggest two locations and lead participants in producing their own paintings, advising on composition and technique. If the weather prohibits painting outside, sessions will be held in the activity room, using photos of the subjects projected onto a screen. The cost for each session will be £10, which includes entry to the Palace grounds for the outdoor sessions; participants will need to bring their own materials - a list of suggested materials is available from the Palace shop.
 

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