Events at Kings Weston

KWAG puts on many events throughout the year focusing on the history and nature of Kings Weston. Our ambition is to share the fascinating story of the estate with as many people as possible. There are regular guided tours around the parkland and exhibitions have been held across Bristol.

Bristol Doors Open Day, 14th Sept 2013

Bristol Doors Open Day,

Meet The Neighbours day at Kings Weston House

Meet The Neighbours day

Fungus walk

Fungus walk, October 2013

Penpole Lodge Archaeology. April 2012

Penpole Archaeology.  2012

School's Nature Detectives day

Nature Detectives 2013

Forthcoming events…

History Walking Tour

On Saturday  28th we’ll be reprising our popular guided History Walking Tour around the park in the company of KWAG’s David Martyn. David will take us round the hidden highlights of the historic grounds and give an insight into how they evolved and the people who created them.

The walk will start at 10:30am at Shirehampton Road car park, and take approximately two and a half hours, finishing at the coffee shop at Kings Weston house at lunch time. A fee of £4, payable on the day, will go towards supporting KWAG’s projects. Under 16s fee and well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

Both of these walks should be booked in advance as numbers are limited. If you’re interested in joining us please get in touch via this email address, KWAG@theweasels.plus.com or call 07811 666671.

walk fest 2016b

 Walled Gardens open morning

On Wednesday June the 1st the Walled Gardens of Kings Weston house will be open to the public between 10am and Noon for free. This will be a rare opportunity to see around the Grade II* Listed complex of former kitchen gardens, pond and, lodges. More details on this poster:

walled garden open day poster

 

 

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “Events at Kings Weston

  1. Christine Buxton

    I attended Kings Weston when it was a school, which was roughly 55 years ago! I have fond memories of my time there and would very much like to be involved with its future.

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    1. David Martyn Post author

      Hi Christine, thanks for dropping us a line. We would love to have you involved. We’ll add you to our email database with pleasure and maybe see you soon!

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  2. ARTHUR M. SOUTHWELL

    Sir Robert Southwell, who owned and died at Kings Weston in 1702, was my 7th great grand father. I was awe-struck when I got to visit Kings Weston in April 2014. It was an honor and a pleasure to walk in some of the spaces where he may have walked. His son Edward was my 6th great grand father. I’m so happy the KWAG is restoring the estate to it’s grandeur. I was pleased to find 6th great grand mother Anne’s picture at Dyrham Park. I can’t commute to help restore the building, but I will cheer the KWAG on.
    My best regards,
    Arthur Southwell
    Florida, USA

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    1. David Martyn Post author

      Hi Arthur, thanks for getting in touch and I’m so pleased to hear you have such a close family connection to the estate. It is a very special place and we hope that our raising it’s profile will enable many more people to understand and love it too. I have added your email to our contact list so you can keep up to date with what is happening there and if any new historic information crops up. I am sure you will have found our online resources through the web site already, but we are always finding more!.

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    1. David Martyn Post author

      Hi Sarah, thanks for getting in touch. KWAG are the group who champion the parks, but the house is still open and doing weddings. You need to get in touch with them directly. You can get their contact details from their website http://www.kingswestonhouse.co.uk. I hope they’ll be able to help.

      Regards
      KWAG

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