Heritage Events 2014

This is a list of Heritage events for 2014. All details and dates correct at time of publication but are subject to change. For information on disabled access please phone before your visit.  Additional events will be included on this page in advance of the summer opening season.

Halloween at the Haunted High House at Ancient High House

Saturday 25 October 10.00am - 4pm

Go bats at our children’s ‘drop in’ Halloween workshops.
£3 per session. 

Halloween Hands on Horror at Stafford Castle

Wed 29 and Thurs 30, Fri 31 October 11am – 4pm
Children’s ‘drop in’ pumpkin carving workshops
£3 per session. 

A Night of Fright at the Ancient High House

Friday 31 October 6pm to 7.30pm
 
A spine chilling and thought provoking talk by Den Siegertsz from Potteries Paranormal Investigations. Learn about the reported supernatural happenings in one of Stafford’s most iconic buildings. And visit some of the notorious rooms!
Be there if you dare!
£8 per person.
Pre -booking essential 01785 619 131

Ghost Hunt at the Ancient High House

Friday 31 October 8.30pm to 1am

Join Den Siegertsz and the PPI team for a terrifying night at the High House, one of Stafford’s oldest and most prominent properties, the largest surviving Elizabethan  timber framed town house in England.
Investigate paranormal activity using ouija boards, séances, live EVP, scrying, and a range of other paranormal experiments.
Face your fears with a team you can trust…..
£35 per person. Free refreshments
Pre -booking essential 07838 435 646 or visit: ppistoke

Stafford Arts Festival ‘Artists in Residence’ exhibition  at the Ancient High House

Tuesday 4 to Saturday 22 November 10am - 4pm

A show of works by various artists depicting scenes from the town’s annual arts festival submitted for the annual competition.
Organised by the Ancient High House and sponsored by Stafford Town Centre Partnership 

Christmas Craft Fair at the Ancient High House at the Ancient High House

Saturday 22 November 10am - 6pm

Browse the wide range of traditional craft stalls for that exclusive festive gift. Visit Santa in his grotto and enjoy free mince pies and mulled fruit punch.
Free admission 

Christmas Tree Sales at the Castle at Stafford Castle

Saturdays and Sundays 29 November to 21 December 11am to 4pm

Combine a visit to the Castle with choosing your Christmas tree from the dozens of ‘real’ examples on display at the visitor centre. See the wide range of traditional and unusual gifts in the Visitor Centre.
Supported by Greenways – All trees are from sustainable sources

Toys from Times Gone By at the Ancient High House

2 to 24 December

Another nostalgic look at children’s toys, games, and books from the Victorian period to the late 20th Century.
Supported by Staffordshire Arts and Heritage Service, Newcastle Borough Museum, Windmill Antiques, and local collectors

Christmas through the Ages at the Ancient High House

Saturday 6 December 10am - 4pm

Meet our costumed characters and learn about Christmas in the Tudor, Stuart, Georgian and Victorian periods. Stir a traditional pudding and sing carols in the Victorian Room. Meet Father Christmas and sample free mince pies and hot fruit punch. Children’s Christmas craft workshops and family entertainment.
No booking necessary
Free admission 

Adult holly wreath making and children’s Christmas decoration making workshops at Stafford Castle

Sunday 7 December 11am to 4pm

‘Drop in’ sessions throughout the day.
Adults £10, Children £3
Free mince pies and spicy fruit punch