THE Chilterns Craft & Design Show is returning to Stonor Park over the August bank holiday weekend at the end of this month.
With engaging workshops, British crafts and design, and more than 250 stands on offer, this is one of the most prestigious craft shows in the country.
With activities for all ages, it’s also an ideal summer family day out.
A historic country house and private deer park situated in a valley in the Chiltern Hills, Stonor Park provides the perfect setting for the show.
The show gardens are this year presented by Wellington Stone — a family sculpture business located less than 25 miles from Stonor Park.
Owners of Wellington Stone, Sebastian and Laura Jane Wylder are passionate about being outdoors and run Wellington Stone together from their workshop and studio in the Oxfordshire countryside.
During the three-day craft extravaganza, Laura Jane Wylder will be sculpting a new clay original which is a must-see at this year’s show.
For the keen gardener looking for floral inspiration, green-fingered guru Michael Slevin of Wokefield Flowers will be on hand to share his top tips for gardening success.
Michael’s beautiful creations have included a gorgeous Swan Lake floral display and a masterpiece of anemones.
During the show there will be a fantastic range of demonstrations for all ages.
Visitors can try their hand at shrink pot making with Luca Fedrizzi and willow weaving and basket-making with Willowpool.
Willowpool specialises in working with individuals, conservation and environmental groups, and schools to create willow structures that enhance parks, school grounds and gardens.
The amazing Birds and Beasts Roadshow will give youngsters and grown-ups alike the chance to get up close and personal with an exciting mix of creepy crawlies and reptiles.
Visitors will also be able to enjoy the exhilarating falconry displays each day from the Hawking Centre, owned by popular falconers and television presenters Leigh and Jo Holmes.
From florals to falcons, creative crafts to glorious gardens, the Chilterns Craft & Design Show is a summer show not to be missed.
It runs over four days from Friday, August 26, to Monday, August 29. Opening times are 10am to 5pm daily.
Advance tickets are priced £8 for adults and £7 for seniors, with prices on the door £10 and £9 respectively).
Children under 16 are admitted free if accompanied by a parent, otherwise the ticket price is £4.
A group booking deal for advance tickets enables purchasers for buy 10 adult or senior tickets and get one adult free.
Tickets can be ordered from www.ichfevents.co.uk or calling 01425 277988.
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