Bolesworth estate is hosting a series of fun-packed events for all the family to enjoy over the summer holidays.
Set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, Bolesworth promises its most exciting summer to date, offering affordable days out and the perfect spot to enjoy quality time together, in a beautiful location which is just eight miles south of Chester off the main A41.
Outdoor Movies 19 – 21 August
It’s lights, camera, action as tickets went on sale this week for a long weekend of outdoor Movies at Bolesworth from 19 to 21 August. Guests are invited to sit moat-side and enjoy a day or night out full of drinks, snacks and the latest motion pictures, including The Greatest Showman, Encanto, Mamma Mia, Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman.
For those looking for an extra treat, there is a VIP dome in prime location to enjoy a film and the company of family and loved ones, all whilst soaking up the breath-taking scenery.
Summer Maze 20 August – 4 September
Bolesworth also holds its first Aladdin themed Maze and Sunflower Picking Patch from 20 August to 4 September, which is set to offer stunning photo opportunities and a fantastic experience. Whilst exploring and navigating the maze, there will also be an opportunity to pick one of the beautiful varieties of sunflowers growing on the estate to take home with you.
Stroll through the bee-friendly wildflower collection and get stuck into crafts, with the opportunity to make wish catchers and bubble wands. There will be ice creams and refreshments on site, and there is also a picnic area in a picturesque spot to relax and have your lunch or a tasty treat after completing the maze.
Spectators go FREE to Horse Show at Bolesworth 10 – 14 August
In another Bolesworth first, the world-renowned Al Shira’aa Young Horse Show will be free to attend next month. Taking place from 10 – 14 August, the event will showcase the best of British Showjumping with both top names competing in International classes, and a selection of Britain’s best young horses qualifying for their place at the World Breeding Championships. Free tickets are now available to the public via registration with a car parking fee (£5.50 per car)
The five-day show will take place against the stunning backdrop of Bolesworth Castle, with undercover seating to watch the action, equestrian and lifestyle shopping, as well as extensive food and drink options, fully licensed bars and family activities over the weekend.
The venue is also dog friendly, with a Have a Go Dog Agility course and a family dog show on both Saturday and Sunday, with professionals in attendance, too.
Nina Barbour, managing director at Bolesworth, said: “We understand that times are hard and we would like to take this opportunity to open our doors to our existing customers, and also welcome new faces to our beautiful venue. It’s certainly going to be a summer to remember.”
Last month, visitors flocked to the Dodson & Horrell International Horse Show at Bolesworth, which saw VIP appearances from former footballer turned racehorse breeder Michael Owen and retired jockey Sir AP McCoy for a thrilling Ride & Drive performance.
The estate is currently ramping up preparations for CarFest North which takes place 22 – 24 July. Those attending can expect a full-throttle festival weekend featuring performances from Steps, Richard Ashcroft, Melanie C and Sister Sledge as well as workshops, experiences and activities.
Bolesworth also has a series of treats in store during the autumn months with a spooktacular maze full of pumpkins to pick, whilst Gandeys Halloween Circus will also see a cast of 30 international artists thrill visitors with live entertainment.
Ending with a bang, Bolesworth will then be lighting up the Cheshire sky with bright and flamboyant fireworks on 30 October in a stunning display not to be missed.