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This event took place from 2-4 June 2022. You can find out more about the Jamboree below. For upcoming festivals and other events. click here.

Calling all monarchists, anarchists, botanists and…everyone! Come one, come ALL: you are hereby invited to a three-day fiesta of fun and frolics on and around the Great Lawn at Dartington over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.

Our glorious outdoor spaces will be abuzz with one massive party for all creatures great and small!

And best of all. the main party event on the Great Lawn is FREE for all to enjoy*, with live music, games and more available daily. There are also a few special ticketed events over the weekend – see below for more details.

*Party on the Lawn runs from Friday 3-Saturday 4 June; see below for full timetable

jamboree highlights

live music & comedy

Dartington are teaming up with the south west’s supreme sonic selectors Rambunctious Social Club to bring you a FREE weekend of globally-influenced live music (our day-by-day programme below will contain full details soon).

We’ve also arranged a special night in our Great Hall for an evening full of energetic music & dancing with the inestimable Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band (booking required).

In between the weekend of live music, we will also take a little break to host some of the country’s most talented upcoming comedians (booking required). Don’t miss it!

family events & activities

We’ve plenty planned for families, including a bouncy castle and assault course, face painting and plenty of kid-friendly food and drink.

And that’s not all: Awful Auntie, by UK’s bestselling children’s author, David Walliams, is coming to the Great Lawn this Jubilee weekend in an open-air theatre show staged by the riotously entertaining Heartbreak Productions (booking required).

great food and drink

You’ll not be short of some mouthwatering grub to choose from. including BBQs, pizza, paella, and greek delights.

We’ll also have a bar stocked to the hilt with every cold, delicious tipple under the sun. Or you can even make your own gin in the Summerhouse (booking required).

And for the height of sophistication, choose a relaxing afternoon tea in the private garden with live jazz (booking required).

day-by-day programme

thursday 2 june

LIVE MUSIC: Acoustic set with AJ & Elliot from 6-8pm (FREE). BBQ and bar available from 5pm

FAMILY THEATRE: David Walliams’ Awful Auntie, bought to you by Heartbreak Productions on the Great Lawn. Booking required >

CELEIDH CONCERT: An evening full of energic music and dancing in the Great Hall. Booking required > 

CREAM TEA & LIVE JAZZ: An afternoon of high sophistication in our Private Garden. Booking required >

friday 3 june

PARTY ON THE GREAT LAWN (FREE):

Great live music all day until late: Rambunctious DJs | Vincent Trombone’s One Man Band | Mr T. and the Minions | Xaman X

Family fun: Face painting, bouncy castle and more!

Food and drink: White Hart bar and street food available (at extra cost)

FILM – ELIZABETH: A PORTRAIT IN PARTS: Screening at our Barn Cinema, this documentary celebrates the 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II and is a fascinating, wide-ranging and affectionate chronicle of her life. Booking required >

FULL TIMINGS:

1pm-7pm Bouncy Castle
2-3pm Rambunctious DJs
2-6pm Face Painting
3-3:45pm Vincent Trombone’s One Man Band
3:45-5pm Rambunctious DJs
5-6:15pm Mr T. and the Minions
6:15-7:30pm Rambunctious DJs
7:30-8:30pm Xaman X
8:30-10:15pm Rambunctious DJs

saturday 4 june

PARTY ON THE GREAT LAWN (FREE!): 

Great live music all day until late: Rambunctious DJs | Aji Pa’ti | Malavita | Franko Y Blanko

Family fun: Face painting, bouncy castle and more!

Food and drink: White Hart bar and street food available (at extra cost)

SATURDAY MARKET (FREE!): The Jubilee weekend is the perfect moment to relaunch our popular Shippon Square market for the 2022 season. More information here >

COMEDY IN THE GARDEN: Join some of the country’s most talented upcoming comedians in the beautiful setting of our Private Garden. Booking required >

GIN MAKING IN THE SUMMERHOUSE: A guided journey in the sunshine: from blending botanicals, to making, to drinking! Booking required >

FILM – ELIZABETH: A PORTRAIT IN PARTS: Screening at our Barn Cinema, this documentary celebrates the 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II and is a fascinating, wide-ranging and affectionate chronicle of her life. Booking required >

FULL TIMINGS:

10am-3pm Saturday Market
12-3pm Music
2pm Rambunctious DJs
2pm Gin making in the Summerhouse
3pm Aji Pa’ti
3-6pm Comedy in Private Garden
4:15pm Rambunctious DJ
6:30-7:30pm Malavita
7:30-8:30pm Rambunctious DJ’s
8:30pm – 9:45pm Franko Y Blanko
9 – 10:30pm LED Light Dancer and Stilt Walker / Face Painter
9:45-11:15pm – Rambunctious DJs

getting here

With lots of you expected on site, we’re closing the Lower Drive to vehicles from first thing Thursday until Sunday evening, to make the route safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

Cars can still park on the estate in the usual way via the Upper Drive, and a bus service runs regularly through the central estate. See our Before Your Visit page for full details >

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