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Historic Mill tours
  • Tuesday 15th August, 12:00am - Until Tuesday 1st January, 12:01am
Step back in time in our historic flour mill and learn more about the Jordans family. View event
Parkland Tour of the Shuttleworth Estate
  • Wednesday 25th April 9:45am until 12:15pm
Join us for a walk through time around the parkland of the Shuttleworth Estate. View event
Pamper Evening
  • Friday 27th April 7:00pm until 10:30pm
Enjoy a glass of Prosecco on arrival and treat yourself to an evening of pampering and relaxation. View event
   SWING INTO SPRING WITH OUR LATE NIGHT SUPPER
  • Friday 27th April 7:30pm until 10:30pm
Join us as we welcome the lighter evenings with our new fine dining offers. View event
Birds for Beginners
  • Saturday 28th April 10:30am until 12:30pm
Want to know your chiffchaff from your chaffinch? View event
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
  • Sunday 29th April 11:30am until 4:30pm
It's down the rabbit hole into the Swiss Garden in time for tea! View event
Ed Sheeran Tribute
  • Friday 4th May 7:00pm until 10:00pm
The closest thing you'll get to the man himself, for only £15! View event
Dawn Chorus Bird Walk
  • Saturday 5th May 4:30am until 7:30am
A unique opportunity to see the Park at dawn and take in the dawn chorus at sunrise. View event
National Dawn Chorus Day
  • Sunday 6th May 6:30am until 8:30am
Hear the sounds of spring at The Lodge View event
Season Premiere and RAF Centenary
  • Sunday 6th May 9:00am until 6:00pm
Shuttleworth’s Season Premiere this year is proud to be part of the RAF 100 celebrations marking the Centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) throughout 2018. View event
Sunday Stroll
  • Sunday 6th May 10:15am until 12:00pm
A light, guided stroll with our volunteers, around part of the Park. View event
Dawn Chorus Walk for Late Risers
  • Saturday 12th May 7:00am until 10:00am
A slightly later alternative to our Dawn Chorus walk, for those who don't literally want to get up at the crack of dawn! View event
Three Billy Goats Gruff and other Furry Tails
  • Saturday 12th May 2:00pm until 5:30pm
Performed by Theatre of Widdershins. Suitable for ages 4 upwards- and for all the family! View event
SEED SOWING WORKSHOP
  • Thursday 17th May 10:00am until 2:30pm
Come and join our head gardeners as they help you learn more about growing your own plants. View event
Photography Workshop
  • Friday 18th May
Come and learn more about photography and get practical experience in this one day training workshop at Jordans Mill. View event
NGS Open Day at The Swiss Garden
  • Sunday 20th May 9:30am until 5:00pm
The Swiss Garden is pleased to support this worthwhile cause, and donates a proportion of its NGS open day’s admission fees to the charity. View event
Evening Wildlife Walk
  • Friday 25th May 7:30pm until 10:30pm
A guided walk led by our team of expert Volunteers - looking out for the owls and bats, with some small mammal trapping on the Wetlands View event
Workshop: Successful Seed Sowing
  • Saturday 26th May 10:00am until 12:30pm
Whether you want a display of summer flowers or to grow your own herbs and vegetables, this workshop will show you how. View event
Afternoon Tea (May)
  • Sunday 27th May 1:00pm until 3:30pm
Delicious home-baked afternoon tea in the grand setting of The House at Shuttleworth. View event
Symbol Spot Trail
  • Tuesday 29th May 10:00am until 3:00pm
Join in our exciting launch day for the Symbol Spot Trail View event
WILLOW CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY
  • Tuesday 29th May 10:30am until 3:00pm
Find the facts as you walk around the meadow and woodland until you reach the willow weavers who will be waiting for you. View event
Pond Dipping and Underwater Bingo
  • Wednesday 30th May
Meet the creepy-swaly-swimmy-things that live in our Bog Pond, and play a round of Underwater Bingo. View event
Geo ‘rocks’ event
  • Wednesday 30th May 11:00am until 4:00pm
Part of the first Greensand Country Festival - a celebration of everything that people love about Greensand Country View event
Fly Navy
  • Sunday 3rd June 9:00am until 6:00pm
Fly Navy is a celebration of naval heritage aircraft from the early 1900s to 1960s. View event
NEW FOR THIS YEAR MILL GARDEN WALK AND TALK
  • Tuesday 5th June, 2:00pm - Until Thursday 6th September, 3:30pm
Our beautiful gardens were designed to show how cereals, fruits and vegetables can be grown in an ornamental setting. Come and visit this rural delight set within the Bedfordshire countryside and home... View event
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