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2019 Exhibition: Visions of Lydiard

Date: 23rd March 2019 - 22nd December 2019

Every day

Location: Lydiard House and Park, Lydiard Tregoze
Swindon
SN5 3PA
Telephone: 01793 466664
Email: lydiardpark@swindon.gov.uk

Time: 11:00 - 15:30

Our 2019 exhibition explores the evolution of Lydiard House and Parkland through a selection of paintings and photographs, illustrating the last 70 years of the estate’s rich history.

Visions of Lydiard

The changing face of Lydiard House and Parkland has been recorded through art since the 18th Century.  This gives us a fascinating visual insight into the evolution of this historic estate.

Visions of Lydiard showcases a selection of paintings and photographs from the Lydiard House collection which illustrate the last 70 years of the estate’s rich history.

The exhibition features work by both internationally acclaimed and local artists, as well as accomplished photographers, all of whom portray Lydiard from their own unique perspective.

The exhibition opens on Saturday 23rd March 2019

Cost: Standard Admission applies.

2019 Exhibition: Celebrating 75 Years

Date: 23rd March 2019 - 22nd December 2019

Every day

Location: Lydiard House and Park, Lydiard Tregoze
Swindon
SN5 3PA
Telephone: 01793 466664
Email: lydiardpark@swindon.gov.uk

Time: 11:00 - 15:30

Throughout this year, Lydiard Park is celebrating 75 years of public ownership.

Celebrating 75 Years

Throughout this year, we are celebrating 75 years since the local authority in Swindon took over the ownership of Lydiard House and Park. The exhibition tells the story of the extensive restoration work which has taken place since.

Celebrating 75 Years opens on Saturday, 23rd March 2019.

Cost: Standard Admission applies.

Festive Afternoon Tea and Guided Tour

Date: 27th November 2019 - 19th December 2019

Every day

Location: Lydiard House and Park, Lydiard Tregoze
Swindon
SN5 3PA
Telephone: 01793 466664
Email: lydiardpark@swindon.gov.uk

Indulge in an exquisite afternoon of festive treats at Lydiard House this winter...

Festive tea

Lydiard House is offering a delicious festive afternoon tea menu throughout November and December. Join us for a Festive Afternoon Tea and Guided Tour, and discover how Christmas was celebrated on the Lydiard Estate.

For just £19.95 per person, you can enjoy:

-        A selection of hand-cut sandwiches

-        A warm mince pie with clotted cream

-        A selection of festive cakes

-        A pot of tea or glass of mulled wine

-        Entry to Lydiard House and Walled Garden, including a fascinating guided tour

All guests will be invited on a guided tour of Lydiard House, giving you the opportunity to experience the beautifully decorated halls for the festive season. Lydiard House was home to the St John family for 500 years, and visitors will hear their fascinating history. The tour will last approximately 45 minutes, after which guests will be served three tiers of stunning festive treats.

The historic State Rooms of Lydiard House will be beautifully adorned with traditional foliage, a kissing ball, and a decorated Christmas tree. Floral decorations will also line mantle-pieces and doorways, adding splendour and festivity to the house.

Reservations are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays, between 27 November and 19 December.

Advance booking is essential, please see below for available dates and times. To make a reservation, please call 01793 465270. Full payment over the phone is required to secure your booking and a minimum of 24 hours’ notice is required.

Dates Available:

Festive Afternoon Teas and Guided Tours of Lydiard House are available on the below dates.

Please choose between a 1pm or 2pm tour.

Wednesday, 27 November

Thursday, 28 November

Wednesday, 4 December

Thursday, 5 December

Wednesday, 11 December

Thursday, 12 December

Wednesday, 18 December

Thursday, 19 December

On the day of your visit, please make sure you arrive at Lydiard House Museum at least five minutes early to be ready for the guided tour. The tour will last approximately 45 minutes, after which your delicious festive afternoon tea will be served.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation must be made by telephone at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled booking for a full refund. Please call 01793 465270 between 10am and 4pm to cancel your booking.

Cost: £19.95 per person

A Country House Christmas

Date: 27th November 2019 - 22nd December 2019

Every day

Location: Lydiard House and Park, Lydiard Tregoze
Swindon
SN5 3PA
Telephone: 01793 466664
Email: lydiardpark@swindon.gov.uk

Time: 11:00 - 16:00

Step back in time and experience the decorated halls at Lydiard House for the festive season.

Lydiard Park

 

See all the elegant State Rooms adorned with traditional foliage, a beautiful Christmas tree decorated with handmade decorations and a traditional kissing ball.

We are extremely grateful to the Royal Wootton Bassett Flower Arranging Club for providing the stunning decorations.

Please note: Lydiard House is open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am - 4pm (last admission 3.30pm).

No need to book, just drop in

Lydiard House and Walled Garden Admission
Adult £6.80
Child (3-15 yrs) £3.70
Senior (60+) / Student £6.30
Family Ticket (2 Adults + 1 Child) £15.80
Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children) £18.90
Family Ticket (2 Adults + 3 Children) £22.10
Under 3s Free

Cost: Included in standard admission.

Basil’s Christmas Carol Comedy Dinner Show

Date: 30th November 2019

Location: Lydiard House and Park, Lydiard Tregoze
Swindon
SN5 3PA
Telephone: 01793 466664
Email: lydiardpark@swindon.gov.uk

A hilarious Fawlty Towers twist on the Dickens Christmas Classic!

Lydiard

 

Basil’s Christmas Carol Comedy Dinner Show

Saturday, 30 November

7pm – Late

A hilarious Fawlty Towers twist on the Dickens Christmas Classic! Join us here at The Lydiard House for an evening of festive entertainment as we host this extraordinary interactive dinner show.

After telling Manuel he has to work on Christmas Day, Basil Fawlty is visited by the ghosts of his old business partner and 3 comedy legends in this hilarious take on the Dickens Christmas Classic. Sybil wants Basil to return to the carefree man she married and Manuel’s desperate to feed his son, Tiny Timeo.

But will Basil manage to change his ways, serve his guests and fill them with Christmas cheer… or at least a Christmas pudding?

The show begins in the bar over pre-dinner drinks, where you will be greeted by the characters. Then, when the time comes, you will be invited through to the restaurant where you will be served a 3-course meal. Please see our delicious festive menu below.

Following the comedy dinner show, you will be invited to dance the night away with our disco.

£49.50 per person

Price includes: Bucks Fizz on arrival, comedy dinner show, 3-course dinner with coffee and after dinner chocolate, plus disco.

Please arrive at The Lydiard House at 7pm. Carriages at 1am.

 

Making a Booking

To book your space, please call 01793 464644.

Full payment is required at the time of booking to confirm your space.

Please provide your menu choices when booking. Alternatively, you may contact us at least 2 weeks prior to the event date with your menu choices. Please let us know if you require a gluten-free, dairy-free or vegan alternative.

Please note you may be sharing a table with other guests if your party is smaller than 8 people.

A parking voucher will be provided to you, if required. Please speak to reception staff upon arrival.

Whilst the show is family friendly, we respectfully request that the minimum age of our guests is 14 years and over.

 

Stay with us

Why not make a night of it? Stay in the modern annexe of The Lydiard House, conveniently located just a few minutes from the centre of Swindon, and half way between Bristol and Reading, 

Our double room rate is £68, including breakfast for two people. You can find out more about our facilities here. 

Book your room with us direct: 01793 464644.

Cancellations

In the unfortunate circumstance that you have to cancel your space(s), you will be refunded as follows:

Period of Notice

 

21 days or more

Full refund

20 days or less

75% Refund

7 days or less

50% Refund

 

Festive Lunch and Dinner Menu

Bloody Mary Prawn Cocktail with Avocado and Green Salad

Duck Pate with Apple Chutney and Toasted Brioche

Warm Goats Cheese and Roasted Beetroot Tart, Pear & Walnut Salad and Balsamic Dressing (V)

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup garnished with Chilli & Coconut Cream (V)

*

Traditional Norfolk Turkey Breast, Pigs in Blankets, Sage Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce and Roast Gravy

Lemon & Rosemary Pork Escallop wrapped in Pancetta, served with Lydiard Heritage Cider Jus

Salmon Darne topped with Pesto Crumb with Roasted Vine Tomato sauce and New Potatoes

Mushroom Cranberry & Brie Wellington with Marsala Wine Cream Sauce (V)

 

Main courses served with Roasted Chateaux Potatoes and a medley of seasonal vegetables

*

Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce

Winter Berry Cheesecake

Baileys Torte with Coffee Syrup

Best of British Cheese Plate with Fig Chutney

*

Coffee & After Dinner Chocolate

Cost: £49.50 per person

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