In January we Wassail our Orchard, in summer we hold Open Air Theatre and Concerts, in October we celebrate Apple Day. 

Events 2018

Sat 6th January – Wassailing

© Licensed to 07.01.17 Shenley, UK. Shenley Park Wassailing Ceremony, Shenley Park Trust 2017.
Photo credit : Simon Jacobs

Wassailing – an ancient practice of blessing the orchard and its wildlife to ensure a good apple crop the following year, a fun family event with a few modern twists. WASSAILINGposter.

There are no tickets for this event but it is helpful if you can let us know you are coming email Suggested donation of £2 per person.


Sunday 10th June, 3pm

The Reluctant Dragon by Quantum Theatre

Everyone knows St George has to do battle with the dragon, but what happens when the dragon simply won’t fight St George?

In this delightful new adaptation by Michael Whitmore, Quantum Theatre presents Kenneth Grahame’s The Reluctant Dragon, an enchanting tale of bravery, friendship and derring-do for all the family.

Advance tickets:  Adults £12, child £8, family £35


On the day tickets:  Adults £15, child £10, family £40  


Sunday 22nd July, 7pm

The Importance of Being Ernest by The Pantaloons

Everybody loves Ernest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, Ernest doesn’t exist. Or does he…? As well as Wilde’s witty words, The Pantaloons’ energetic and musical new production takes influence from silent film, Victorian music hall and contemporary physical theatre to add a few twists to this perennially popular play!

Sunday 29th July, noon til 6pm

Music to Watch the Flowers By

Family picnic concert, music jazz, blues and rock.

Bring your own picnic and drinks or buy them in the Garden.

Children’s bouncy castles and soft play for under 5s.

There will be no September Folk Festival this year.