Last year at Politmore we welcomed more people than ever before to all the events we hosted.
In July we celebrated Queeen Elizabeth's Birthday as did many people in the rest of the Country. A cake was made in her honour
Heritage Open Day brought crowds of people from Cornwall and Dorset to see the PERS (Poltimore Estate Research Society) exhibition and to tour the House and Grounds.
In October Dr Todd Gray kindly gave an informative and entertaining talk to a large enthralled audience and he will be returning again in October 2017.
We welcomed over 200 people to the Halloween event decorated by our enthusiastic volunteers Phil, his daughter Jess and a few bits by Janette. Everyone dressed up to support the occasion and no one was sick or passed out which was a bonus.
Who wouldn't want to visit the biggest and spookiest house in Devon. Put an entry in the diary for this year.
Philip Henry and Hannah Martin were amazing and performed an fabulous concert for us back in November which was given an brilliant write up in the local paper. We're looking forward to their return.
The Christmas Fair was bigger and better than ever before with record attendance. We went all out to ensure our stallholders and all our guests had a great experience in buying all the Christmas gifts. Hand bell ringers gave us their rendition of well loved Christmas Carols and the Chapel Tea room was non-stop serving up seasonal refreshments.
In December we welcomed back the Broadclyst Community Primary School who gave a Christmas Concert enjoyed by a room full of proud parents, their friends and people from the nearby community.
Now we are starting a new season of exciting events, details of which will appears on our Events page of the website.
Join us for a Chocolate Making Workshop 19th March
Bring your mum and family along on Mother's Day - 26th March.
Enjoy an Early Easter Celebrations on the 9th April with lots of activities to enjoy.
Our First Flower Festival will be the talk of the town during the 22nd & 23rd April
Call by and pick up one of our Events Leaflets to see all events from March - July '17
What a month July was here at Poltimore House and Grounds. Our busiest month of the year started off with the Four of Swords theatre group joining us for another season of Gawain & The Green Knight. A great success with a resprise of their popular show where Gawain took on a fearsome challenge whilst leading the audience through the house and into the gardens.
Next we saw our 5th year of the Summer Craft Fair when over 40 stallholders and customers braved the wet weather to enjoy a great day out. Our cafe sold out of pasties, sandwiches and cake so a great day for us to.
Cygnet Theatre group did amazing performances of 'The Triumph of Love' by Marviaux (1688-1763) to audiences enjoyed the evening sun in the grounds of house. A great opportunity to enjoy a picnic on the grounds of which many did partake.
Our last and most adventurous event to date was teaming up with Crikey Nostalgia Events when we opened out gates to the public for a 2-day vintage event of music, stalls, childrens entertainment, classic cars and bands playing music from years gone by. See our gallery to see some great pictures.
We're now having a rest but if you'd like to visit our next big open day is the Heritage Day - with FREE ENTRY - on 13th September 11am-4pm.