Embrace the summer months and visit the Chilterns Craft Show from the 24 – 27 August where you will find the best that British craftspeople have to offer. Set in the beautiful surrounds of Stonor Park near Henley-on-Thames, this inspiring show will showcase handmade and unique arts and crafts for the home and garden, live music, features, displays and a stunning show garden as well as delicious food and drink.
More than 250 craftspeople from all over the UK will be showing why handmade is best with some fantastic gifts and treats for the home and garden. With everything from ceramics to glassware and jewellery to paintings, the show offers something for everyone.
This year teams from Rowan Forestry and Toad Hall Garden Centre will be joining forces to create a stunning Show Garden for all to see. Showcasing some sumptuous plants and flowers along with water features, sculptures and ornaments, this is the ideal place to get inspiration for your own tranquil oasis this summer.
Brand new to this year’s show, the Graduate Marquee will showcase the work of newly qualified designers and makers from across the UK. If you fall in love with one of their designs you will be able to purchase it at the show and take away some special, unique and limited pieces from talented British makers.
Dont miss the Good Food LiveArea which is a must-visit for all foodies! Head to the Live Cookery Demonstration Theatre where guest chef Paul Da Costa Greaves will be whipping up some mouth watering demonstrations with lots of inspirational and easy ideas that will transform your summer cooking.
Stock up on delicious goodies in the Specialist Food & Drink Marquee where you will find some of the finest produce around including cheeses, marmalades, chocolate, chutneys, fudge, wine, beers and much more besides, sure to tempt even the most strong willed! Finally, match the perfect wine to your feast at the Tutored Wine Tasting. With a selection of wines from around the world, it’s your chance to pick up tips from the experts and leave ready to impress any dinner guest you might have.
Get involved in one of the hands-on workshops and activities including ceramics, paper making and stamping – there will be something for all of the family to take part in. Visit the Traditional Rural Crafts Demonstrations where experts will be showing you how to get the most from traditional craft techniques. This is your opportunity to learn more about basket making, wattle hurdle making, stick dressing and furniture making.
Make sure you book your special advance ticket to enjoy the splendour of the Stonor Park Manor House and beautifully tended gardens. Set in the Chilterns, the views from Stonor Park are spectacular and are blessed with an array of fantastic wildlife including deer, pheasants, hares, red kites and buzzards plus many other woodland creatures.
There is plenty of fun for all of the family, with lots of activities for children including face painting, bouncy castles and a children’s play area, as well as live music and craft workshops. Make sure you don’t miss the Chilterns Craft Show this August Bank Holiday – you won’t be disappointed!
CHILTERNS CRAFT SHOW
24-27 August 2012
Open 09.30 – 17.30 (17.00 Friday)
Adult £6.50 (Advance £5.00) Senior £5.50 (Advance £4.00)
(Advance tickets need to be booked before 5:00pm on 20 August 2012)
Child under 16 free if acc by parent – otherwise £3
BUY 10 ADULT OR SENIOR TICKETS Get One Adult Free (In advance only)
COMBINED CHILTERNS CRAFT SHOW & STONOR PARK HOUSE & GARDENS
Adult and Senior £10.00 (In advance only for Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday afternoon visits only)
Buy tickets online at www.ichf.co.uk or phone Ticket Hotline 01425 277988