WOMAD have set a date for the first wave of artists for this year’s fabulous festival here at the Estate, so put midday on Wednesday 22nd February in your diaries.clicking here to visit their website! We cannot wait to welcome the WOMAD family back to our parkland for some real summer vibes.WOMAD 2023 is set to be an inspiring, uplifting weekend full of sounds from around the world, as well as acts you’ll already know and love. There will be a full programme of FREE workshops, talks, an incredible children’s area to keep families busy and so much more. If you haven’t got your tickets already, get in there quick by
WOMAD’s World of Children 2023 are Looking for New providers.
This year’s theme is WONDERS OF THE WORLD! We wonder what you’ll come up with? WOMAD are welcoming themed proposals and art and craft workshops of all shapes and sizes. From large-scale processional structures and costumes to small handheld pieces, as well as storytelling, mask making, face painting, song, dance, and percussion workshops. Ancient or modern, natural, or man-made wonders of the world, WOMAD are looking forward to hearing from you – the world is your playground! The festival will be at the Estate from 27th to the 30th of July 2023.
Annual Christmas Hamper Giveaway Entry Details
This year our Estate Gardening Team have decorated some of the Christmas trees in our nursery to be part of the competition. To enter our giveaway you will need to visit our Christmas Tree Shop in the Charlton Park Estate Business Park, which opens on the 26th of November, hunt down one of our decorated trees in the walled garden (or the nursery behind) take a selfie and post on either Twitter, your Instagram feed or on your Facebook page tagging Charlton Park Estate and like our page or profile.
Entries must be made before 9am on the 23rd of December and the prize will be awarded to a randomly selected winner who has entered on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Please click here to view the full T’s and C’s.
Will you be out exploring the delights of autumn with your family members (of the two legs or furry-four legged variety)?
Here on the Estate we have a selection of activities and facilities that could fill up your weekend!
Stage Coaches through the Cotswolds, Burford to Badminton
Coach Horns Echoed by the Stable Yard at Charlton Park Estate Once Again
On Friday 14th October the old stable yard at Charlton Park Estate welcomed two 19th Century style horse-drawn stage coaches as part of a four-day charity drive. A once regular site here on the Estate, coaches would have come and gone throughout the day and the Coach Horns heard once again, announced the arrival and departure of our visiting guests today.
These coaches stopped to meet some of our Park residents and staff as part of a charity drive from Burford to Badminton.
Both coaches are privately owned, the “Nimrod” will be drawn by four, powerful, bay Gelderlander horses and the “Monarch” by a team of home-bred British Hackneys from a stud in Staffordshire. The 65-mile journey winding through East Leach Martin. Lechlade, Kempsford, Cricklade and Malmesbury will take four days, arriving at Badminton on Saturday 15th.
As the coaches pass through towns and villages, bucket collections will be made raising funds for Cancer charities . In previous years the two coaches have travelled from Windsor Castle to Warwick Castle, London to Portsmouth , and through the Snowdonia National Park on similar fund- raising ventures.
For further information please contact the Estate Office.
Wild Food UK Launch New Course Dates
Enjoy Autumnal Foodie Foraging at Charlton Park Estate
We are delighted to announce a new activity provider to use Charlton Park Estate as a location. This Autumn we welcome Wild Food UK who will be running their popular Foraging Courses here in our arboretum and surrounding parkland. The Estate has a wide range of species both edible and poisonous in several locations that will provide a variety of identification opportunities throughout the year for avid foragers to enjoy learning about. Their first foraging course was held on the 23rd of September, and we look forward to welcoming their team back this month.
Wild Food UK said, “we’re extremely lucky in Britain to have a climate that provides us plenty of food all year round, all you need to know is how to find it. We teach these “skills for life”; and we believe that with the skills we teach, every life will be enhanced. Not only is foraging fun and interesting; you never know when being able to pick your own food might come in genuinely useful or even lifesaving!
“We like wild food. We forage it, cook it, dry it, prepare it, store it and eat it! Foraging for us started with a genuine love of the great outdoors and a passion for food, combining both turns our walks in the woods and by the seaside into genuine treasure hunts.”
Wild Food UK offer an abundance in information on their website about courses, foraging newsletter alerts, recipe ideas, guides, and products in their foraging shop from guide field books, kitchen accessories, seedballs, artistic prints and foraging belt bags.
Remaining dates for Autumn courses will be;
To book a course click here. Private courses or events can also be booked by arrangement with Wild Food UK.
For more information about Charlton Park Estate, Wild Food UK or any other events at the Estate please contact the Estate Office; firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Be Aware of the Following Changes
The arboretum driveway from the Business Park entrance into the Park is now closed. Please use the alternative route provided to you by the Estate office.
From Midday Wednesday 27th up until and including Sunday 1st August access will only be for pre-arranged visitors to the park.
If you are intending to visit a resident in the park, access Charlton Park Stables, The Old Dairy, Charlton Business Park please contact the person you are due to visit for access instructions. Alternatively, you can call the Estate Office during office hours for guidance on access on +44 (0)1666 822146
Unleashed Dog Walking
The facility will be shut from Monday 25th July up to and including 1st August for essential maintenance and while WOMAD Festival is on. Please be aware that following the festival there will be increased traffic and activity in the surrounding are of the Park as the festival is packed away. We have a small security and clean-up staff camp in the immediate area until the 5th of August.
Deliveries for Residents or the Estate Office
If you have a delivery for a resident in the Park or for the Estate Office, please contact the Estate Office during office hours for further guidance on access prior to arrival on +44 (0)1666 822146
If you are looking to book an activity or are due to take part in an activity during this time, please check with your activity providers about any changes to access or locations.
Please follow the directions and gate access and details provided to you by WOMAD. If you have any questions regarding your ticket, access or your bookings for WOMAD please contact the festival organisers direct on email email@example.com or call 0845 1461735
we anticipate that there will be increased traffic during the festival in the immediate area for the duration of the festival with heaviest use of the roads surrounding the Park on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday as campers and glampers arrive to the festival. We would like to thank you all in advance for your patience.
We hope that everyone has a fun, safe and enjoyable time at WOMAD.
Festival Information, Tickets and Visitor Information
In just a few weeks’ time the grass parkland and arboretum of our Estate will be transformed into a destination for your cultural senses. WOMAD will be bring with them a plethora of musical, artistic and experiential acts, and escapades to celebrate their 40th year.
The line-up and day splits have been announced and all remaining tickets are now available to purchase directly from WOMAD. As the location of the event, we are delighted to welcome the WOMAD family back to our Estate but would like to direct enquiries about the event, such as how to collect your ticket and where will your camping pitch, how can I charge my phone and many other curios questions you might have by visiting the expertly put together WOMAD website.
For tickets click here, or contact the WOMAD ticket team using their email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget to download your WOMAD 2022 Spotify playlist (Click here to go to Spotify) to get you in the mood and tune into Radio WOMAD on 87.7FM throughout the festival when you are here.
We cannot wait to welcome you all back!
Day and Spa Tickets Now on Sale
With just weeks to go until our parkland is transformed into a buzzing hive of cultural exploration the organisers of WOMAD have released the line-up day plan. Day tickets and weekend spa tickets are also now available on the WOMAD website.
The 40th celebration of this festival of culture kicks off on Thursday 28th July and concludes with Lianna Le Havas on Sunday 31st July. Festival goers of all ages will be able to immerse themselves in all things cultural from food to science, literature, wellness, music influenced by artists from around the world all set in our stunning parkland.
Click here if you have any questions about tickets, existing tickets you have purchased or further details about the event.
WOMAD is Just Weeks Away
World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD) is the internationally renowned festival that brings a selection of artists from around the world to Charlton Park. The cultural festivities will begin on the 28th of July and the 40thanniversary edition of this much-loved event will close on the 31st July.
The international music resonates throughout the grounds, bounces off the trees in the Arboretum, whirls through the green arena and dashes across acres of beautiful grass fields and camping grounds.
This festival for families, music lovers, foodies, artists and friends promote an amazing sense of cultural awareness and tolerance. It truly is a wonderfully unique experience, full of incredible surprises with every sense taking on an experience from the World of Physics to the World of Taste to wellness classes or artistic workshops for all ages.
Snap your tickets up fast – after two years of rollovers there are only a limited number left. Please remember to only purchase tickets through the WOMAD website and not third-party sellers such as Viagogo. Click here to purchase tickets now.
Keep an eye out for our weekly-WOMAD posts #womadwednesday as we highlight different acts and artists for the 2022 line-up in the run-up to the opening day.
Click here to see more about WOMAD and our hosting friendship on our website