Public Events Diary
Due to the dynamic nature of event organising at Poltimore House please check for updates and additional events.
Admission Fees (unless otherwise stated)
|Gift Aid Admission*|
|House and Grounds||£3.50||FREE||FREE|
|House and Grounds||£3.00||FREE||FREE|
Allocated Blue Badge Parking to the front of the house
Wheelchair access to the house and cafe. Grounds access dependent on the weather
Adapted toilet to rear of cafe with wheelchair access
Events and Open Days
We are unable to open on a regular basis so ALL our Public Open Days/Events are listed below.
Please contact us on email@example.com if you would like to make a special arrangement.
Events for 2019
Poltimore House Recovery Fair
Thursday 27th June
This year’s event is being organised by some of the volunteers who have benefited from the Transforming Lives project at Poltimore House. A range of support groups and wellness activities – further details closer to the event.
10.30am – 4.00pm
Family Open Day
Sunday 14th July
A great time to wander the grounds and relax. Activities for young and old alike. Explore the grounds and find the hidden animals,try some pond dipping. We are hoping to welcome some special visitors so keep checking for updates.
Refreshments and light lunches available from the Chapel Cafe.
10.00am – 4.00pm
Entrance: standard admission fees
Poltimore Art 2019
27th & 28th July
The rooms of Poltimore House provide a stunning backdrop to exhibits from artists using a variety of media. Feel free to wander round the house, then take a break for refreshments in the Chapel café or for a stroll around the grounds and then back into the house to fully appreciate the beauty on display. Some art will be available for purchase.
Currently we are looking to hear from artists who may be interested in participating. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to express an interest.
Light lunches and refreshments available from the Chapel Café
Opening times: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Entrance on the day: Full price £5, concessions £3, FoPH free, children under 16 free
Prepaid tickets: Full price £4, Concessions £2
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Sun & Moon Theatre
2nd – 4th August
Fri 2nd August
– Doors open 6.30pm performance start 7.00pm
Sat 3rd and Sun 4th August –
-First performance- Doors open 2.00pm performance starts 2.30pm
-Second performance – Doors open 6.00pm performance starts 6.30pm
Ticket Prices: Adult £10, Concessions £8, Children under 5 free
Bat Talk and Walk
Friday 20th September
Join bat expert Sue Searle for a bat talk and walk at Poltimore House. Learn lots of fascinating things about these amazing creatures. After a short talk we will walk around the grounds with bat detectors – there are lots of bats at Poltimore! Suitable for children.
Hot drinks available from cafe
Doors open 6.30pm start 7pm
Ticket prices: Full price £8 concessions (students, seniors, children, FoPH) £5
Heritage Open Days
Sunday 15th September and Sunday 22nd September
This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Heritage Open Days. The theme this year is People Power: Then, Now, Always. Come along to see how people past and present have shaped Poltimore House. Displays and talks.
Chapel cafe open for drinks, cakes and light lunches.
Entrance : Free
Wild about Wool Weekend
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October
Following on from our first Wild about Wool day we have extended it to a weekend. A variety of activities, stalls, demonstrations and workshops all celebrating the art of making things with fibres and more.
If you are a knitter or crocheter or any other form of yarnhead and you would like to get involved with yarnbombing the house please contact email@example.com to find out details of this year’s projects.
10.30 am – 4.00pm
Chapel cafe open for drinks, cakes and light lunches.
Talk and Tour
Sat 12th October
An opportunity to take an in depth look at the house and its history. After a relaxed talk in the Chapel you will then follow the guide around the House for a detailed tour. Tea and cake included
1pm – 3.30pm
Dartmoor Skies – A guide to the night Skies of Winter
Saturday 12th October
Talk followed by stargazing
Join astronomy outreach Dartmoor Skies as they share with you some of the astronomical highlights to enjoy over the coming months.
Then, assuming the clouds are behaving themselves, they will lead you out into the grounds of Poltimore House where you can use a selection of telescopes and binoculars to see some of these wonders for yourselves. Ask them all the questions about space that you’ve been longing to know the answer to, and get advice on start-up kits so you can get stargazing yourself.
Whether you’ve had a passion for astronomy all your life or are exploring the cosmos for the very first time, this is a welcoming and relaxed event for everyone.
This event will go ahead whatever the weather. If we are unable to stargaze we will run additional activities after the ‘talky’ bit has ended.
P.S Hot drinks will be available to buy from Poltimore House, but we recommend wrapping up to keep warm.
Event time: 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)
Tickets £8 (no concessions)
Saturday 26th Oct
Trick or Treat! Knock at the doors of Poltimore House, if you dare, and meet the ghost and ghouls that have been awaiting you on all Hallows Eve.
Areas suitable for children and scarier corners for the braver amongst you.
5.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Entrance: £2 Adult £1 Children
Sunday 17th November
Treat yourself to the festive atmosphere as Poltimore House dresses up ready for the festive season. Browse the many stalls with a range of lovely gifts to buy for family and friends, some at pocket money prices and some high end quality gifts.
Father Christmas will be in his Grotto and Christmas music will be playing to help you get in the mood. Take a break in your shopping for a light lunch or maybe some mulled wine and a mince pie.
Opening times: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Entrance: £2, FOPH free