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what’s on Summer 2010

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Admission to Gardens Gardens, Lake & Adventure Play

Admission to the Gardens, Lake & Adventure Play from 1st April: Adult £7.25, Child (5-15 years) £5.70 Family (2 adults + 3 children) £24.85 (1 adult + 3 children) £17.60 Concessions £6.20, Disabled Persons/Carers £3.65 Unless stated otherwise, all events listed are included in the admission charge. Entertainment is periodic throughout the day. Open: 9am - 6pm exit by 8pm North Entrance, 6pm South Entrance Visit www.trentham.co.uk or call 01782 646 646 for further information Trentham Monkey Forest and Aerial Extreme have separate admission charges and opening hours. Please use South Entrance. www.monkey-forest.com or call 01782 659 845 www.aerialextreme.co.uk or call 0845 652 1736

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Get active at The Trentham Estate this Summer Stroll around the gardens, run wild in the woodlands, brave the barefoot walk, row, steam or set sail along the lakeside, hide and speak in the maze, enjoy adventure play. Get inspiration for a new Summer look for you, your home and garden at the Shopping Village and Garden Centre. Refuel in an array of cafes and restaurants. Get up close and personal with 140 free-roaming monkeys at the Monkey Forest. Fly high at the Aerial Extreme tree top rope adventure. Stay over at the Premier Inn. Turn the page to find out What’s On at The Trentham Estate and join us in the great outdoors this Summer…

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Miss Elizabeth Passenger Boat

LC July 2-4, 7, 9-11, 14, 16-31 August 1-31 Take a gentle cruise along the mile long lake aboard the Miss Elizabeth. Enjoy breath-taking views of the woodlands and gardens on this ecologically friendly, electrically powered, 42 seat catamaran. 1-26 June - sets sail from Lakeside at 11am. Last sailing at 5.30pm from Lakeside Café. 27 June - 8 September - sets sail from Lakeside at 11am. Last sailing at 6.30pm from Lakeside Café. Cost: £2 per person, each way. (For further dates please visit www.trentham.co.uk) LA

Miniature Train July 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 16-31 August 1-31 Sit astride the miniature train and steam along the lakeside and back. Runs from 12 noon until 5.15pm. Cost: £2 per person for a return trip. (For further dates please visit www.trentham.co.uk)

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Rowing Boats July 4, 11, 16-31 August 1-31 Hire your very own rowing boat and charter the lake. Runs from 12 noon until 5pm. Cost: £7 per boat per hour. (For further dates please visit www.trentham.co.uk)

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Live Jazz at Cadwalader’s Every Tuesday 7-9pm Call 01782 654177 for details.

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Blues Nights at Cadwalader’s Every Thursday 7-9pm Call 01782 654177 for details.

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Live Entertainment at David’s Brasserie Every Thursday 8-10pm Call 01782 657783 for details and bookings.

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Award-winning Girlguiding Garden Monday 5 July (garden being recreated at Trentham from 21 June) To celebrate the centenary year of Girlguiding, members of Staffordshire Girlguiding and Carol Adams, a Guide Leader, designed a garden for BBC Gardeners’ World Live. ‘A Stick in Time’ won ‘Gold’ and ‘Best in Show’ and has been recreated at The Trentham Estate for everyone to enjoy. For more information contact Girlguiding Staffordshire County office on 01889 270757.

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Outdoor film showing ‘Dirty Dancing’ Cert 12A

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Saturday 10 July. Dance class starts at 8.30pm. Film starts at approx 9pm ‘Nobody puts Baby in the corner’. Bring a blanket and your dancing shoes for a night which promises to have you up on your feet and dancing just like Baby! Start the evening with a half an hour dance lesson, courtesy of K Dee K Danceworks, for those of you who’d love to learn the moves or just have some fun! Then on to the main feature: set in our lakeside Amphitheatre, the perfect setting to have the time of your life! Certificate 12A Cost: For ticket prices, please see back page.

Triathlon Sunday 11 July Enter now and compete in one of the many types of triathlon including Big Half, Big Half Relay, Fun, Sprint and Classic. Register now at www.uktriathlon.co.uk or call 01270 842800 for more information.

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String Mania Saturday 17 July. 7pm - approx 10pm Enjoy the spine tingling sounds of the UK’s hottest String Quartet. A dazzling show with classical and cabaret sets, great choreography and attitude. Unmissable! Cost: For ticket prices, please see back page.

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Summer Evening Garden Tour Wednesday 21 July Tour: 6pm - 8pm. Meal: 8pm onwards Capture the garden in the soft light of the Summer evening, followed with a wonderful 3 course meal in Terrazzo Del Giardino within the Garden Centre. Cost: £42 per person. Annual Ticket Holders and RHS members - £35 per person. Meal included in price. Limited places available please book in advance.

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The Counterfeit Beatles Saturday 24 July. 7pm - approx 10pm Come and re-live the excitement of the days when Beatlemania was at its height and the world went wild for the Fab Four. Cost: For ticket prices, please see back page.

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Acrobat/High Wire Act Saturday 24 July Ric Taylor’s one man show is a funny performance featuring very impressive juggling feats. A must see.

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Outdoor film showing ‘The Italian Job’ Cert PG

HOT SUMME SATURD R AY Saturday 31 July. Film starts at approx 9pm DATE Where better than the Italian Gardens to enjoy the iconic Mini chase through the Italian streets? To celebrate this original film, a selection of classic and contemporary Minis will be on show in the gardens throughout the day, courtesy of Minis ‘n’ Oatcakes. Italian food and drink will be on offer at the Italian Garden Tearooms. Cost: For ticket prices, please see back page.

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Face Painting Saturday 31 July Face painting for all ages courtesy of the Shopping Village.

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Bushcraft for Families Sunday 1 August. 10am - 2pm Join in with activities in the woodlands, including den building and fire lighting.

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Kids ‘Food is Fun’ Day at Brown and Green Tuesday 3 August. 10am - 4pm Gingerbread decorating sessions with Chatwins Bakery, children’s cookery demos, food quiz and competitions. Limited places - to book in advance call 01782 641976 or email info@brown-and-green.co.uk

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Summer Evening Garden Tour Wednesday 4 August Tour: 6pm - 8pm. Meal: 8pm onwards Capture the garden in the soft light of the Summer evening, followed with a wonderful 3 course meal in Terrazzo Del Giardino within the Garden Centre. Cost: £42 per person. Annual Ticket Holders and RHS members - £35 per person. Meal included in price. Limited places available please book in advance.

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Zippos Circus Friday 6 - Tuesday 10 August Zippos Circus returns with its brand new 2010 production ‘Encore’. Fun for all the family. For performance times and prices call 0871 210 2100 or discount online booking www.zipposcircus.co.uk

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Motown with ‘The Committed’

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Street Entertainment Saturday 7 August Multi talented street entertainer Steve Arnold will wow all with his amazing performance.

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Bushcraft for Families Sunday 8 August. 10am - 2pm Join in with activities in the woodlands, including den building and fire lighting.

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A Sound Garden by The Trentham Estate Tuesday 10 August (garden being recreated at Trentham from 27 July) Trentham’s own Clive Mollart has designed this interactive, therapeutic, sensory garden for RHS Show Tatton Park. As you traverse the pathways, or place your hands in the cut-outs in the sound wall, you interact with an evolving pc-based sound engine. The sound produced is directly influenced by you!

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Jazz & Swing with ‘Russell Shaun’ Saturday 14 August. 7pm - approx 10pm HOT SUMME This amazing jazz and swing singer recreates R the original sounds of Frank Sinatra and Dean SATURDAY DATE Martin. Cost: For ticket prices, please see back page.

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Street Entertainment Saturday 14 August Come along and see the amazing multi talented street entertainer Jason in the Shopping Village.

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MG Car Display Saturday 14 August Potteries and South Cheshire MG Owners Club are bringing a small selection of cars to the gardens.

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Bushcraft for Families Sunday 15 August. 10am - 2pm Join in with activities in the woodlands, including den building and fire lighting.

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AbbaDabbaDoo

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Saturday 21 August. 7pm - approx 10pm SUMME Dress up, put on your dancing shoes and get SATUR R DAY down to the sounds of Swedish 70’s pop DATE sensation Abba, with this fantastic, authentic live tribute act. Cost: For ticket prices, please see back page.

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Street Entertainment Saturday 21 August Multi talented Emile Epstein will be in the Shopping Village to entertain all.

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Seasonal Garden Tour Saturday 21 August. 11am - 12.30pm A real chance to explore the garden in late Summer with a guided tour looking at the key plants of the moment and all the seasonal highlights with one of Trentham’s resident gardeners. Your chance to experience the feel of the garden all year round. Cost: £10 per person. Annual Ticket Holders and RHS Members £5 per person. Limited places available please book in advance.

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Bushcraft for Families Sunday 22 August. 10am - 2pm Join in with activities in the woodlands, including den building and fire lighting.

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Morgan Car Display Sunday 22 August Morgan Car Club are bringing a small selection of their stunning classical cars to the gardens.

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Summer Evening Garden Tour Wednesday 25 August Tour: 6pm - 8pm. Meal: 8pm onwards Capture the garden in the soft light of the Summer evening, followed with a wonderful 3 course meal in Terrazzo Del Giardino within the Garden Centre. Cost: £42 per person. Annual Ticket Holders and RHS members - £35 per person. Meal included in price. Limited places available please book in advance.

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Street Entertainment Bank Holiday Weekend Saturday 28 August Come along and see Mark Bant and his amazing performance.

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Face Painting Bank Holiday Weekend Saturday 28 - Monday 30 August Faces painted in the Gardens (additional £3 charge).

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RSPB Weekend Bank Holiday Weekend Saturday 28 - Monday 30 August Get creative making bird feeders, dragonflies, bird masks and watch Herons through telescopes. Goodies to take home.

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Outdoor film showing Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Cert PG Bank Holiday Weekend Saturday 28 August HOT Film starts at approx 8pm SUMME SATURD R ‘You’ve got a very important date’. An AY electrifying journey as you follow Alice in her DATE wonderful madcap adventures and reunite with her old friends, including the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat. A fantastic revisit to the childhood favourite. Cost: For ticket prices, please see back page.

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Bushcraft for Families Bank Holiday Weekend Sunday 29 & Monday 30 August. 10am - 2pm Join in with activities in the woodlands, including den building and fire lighting.

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Street Entertainment Bank Holiday Weekend Monday 30 August Multi talented street entertainer John will wow all with his amazing performance.

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Autumn Garden Festival Weekend Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 September Celebrate the spirit of Autumn in the gardens with our horticultural experts. Find a bargain or special specimen at the plant sales, get interactive with the artist workshops, be inspired by a garden design consultation, enjoy contemporary floral demonstrations and willow weaving, and take a garden tour to discover more about our gardens with Trentham’s resident gardeners. Enjoy the wonderful sounds of Stone Town Band and join in with the drum workshop (Sunday only). Tuck in to an Italian Garden Tearoom BBQ. Keep the children entertained with our Face Painter (£3 charge applies).

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Preview Halloween Keep an eye out for Spooktacular offers in the Shopping Village and the Goblins will be here to entertain you over Halloween weekend. Halloween Bushcraft activities will be running in the gardens and some frightening announcements will be made on the events page on our website very soon!

Christmas Trentham’s Winter Gardens & Ice voted as one of the country’s best winter gardens; visitors can enjoy bracing lakeside walks, wintery fountains, and stunning structural planting left in place to present beautiful seed heads that look like fantastic frosty jewels. The lakeside, real Winter Ice Rink makes its return in midNovember, a visit to Trentham Gardens promises to lighten up your Winter. Trentham Shopping Village will be bursting with inspirational gift ideas and a full programme of street entertainment including huskies, reindeers, Bjorn the polar bear, tap-dancing turkeys and traditional Victorian entertainment, hog roasts and of course, Mr & Mrs Santa Claus! Trentham is a must for Christmas shopping. Don’t miss the Christmas Lights Switch On 12 November. Keep checking our website for guest visitor announcements.

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Every Saturday evening throughout July and August head down to The Trentham Estate and enjoy an outdoor film or live music in a magical lakeside setting. Bring a blanket, a picnic and some friends. All film and concert tickets allow access to the Gardens, Lake and Adventure Play all day! Italian Garden Tearooms open until late.

HOT SUMME SATURD R A DATES Y 10 July 17 July 24 July 31 July 7 August 14 August 21 August 28 August

Dirty Dancing Cert 12A String Mania The Counterfeit Beatles The Italian Job Cert PG Motown with The Committed Jazz & Swing with Russell Shaun AbbaDabbaDoo Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland Cert PG

Book now and save! Call 01782 646 646 to make your booking Adult

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Advanced Tickets Annual Ticket Holders*

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On the Night Annual Ticket Holders*

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Bring your own gazebo! Pre-book a 3m x 3m pitch for £20. Limited availability, book now on 01782 646 646. *To become an Annual Ticket Holder ask at the Visitor Centre or call 01782 646646 for details.

Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire 5 minutes from J15 M6, Sat Nav Post Code ST4 8JG Call 01782 646 646 Email enquiry@trentham.co.uk

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