Althorp has announced two exciting events to take place this summer: Althorp Craft Fair (9th August-11th August) and Althorp Children’s Week (24th August–30th August).
Our opening season offers a unique opportunity to discover Althorp’s quintessentially British heritage, with the stunning House and Park is for public viewing until 31st August.
One of the highlights of House Opening season, Althorp Children’s Week, will be a fun-filled event where children of all ages can discover the fascinating characters behind Althorp’s remarkable history and take part in an exciting array of games, interactive workshops and activities to entertain the whole family. On each day, children with an accompanying adult can enjoy a tour around Althorp House, led by one of Althorp’s captivating guides dressed in period costume. On the tour, children can explore the many state rooms of the House and play spot-the-animals as part of the Animals of Althorp exhibition.
Outside, there are a selection of garden games available, and on the Stable’s Portico, there will be a different activity to take part in every day, from dragon-making and Medieval dress-up to castle building and Roman history! The front of the House is a perfect spot for fun and photo opportunities, with sweet stalls giving all the atmosphere of the fairground.
The House’s designated outdoor picnic area is perfect for lunchtime, set against the stunning backdrop of Althorp’s picturesque grounds.
The second event to take place during Althorp’s 2019 House Opening season is one for craft lovers. Althorp Craft Fair is set to be a glorious long weekend packed with activities, shopping opportunities and delicious food and drink in the Althorp Café.
Visitors can learn a number of impressive new techniques at the Stables Courtyard with one-hour craft workshops led by an expert crafter. A new skill will be taught each day including luxury candle-making and flower arranging with Althorp’s personal florist, scheduled at 12:30 pm, 2 pm and 3:30 pm.
There will also be a selection of original and quality stalls offering a chance to buy and be inspired by some of the best crafters in Northamptonshire and beyond. Entry to all events is included in the price of a standard Adult or Family Day House Entry ticket, which can be purchased here. Craft Fair Workshops must be booked in advance.