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

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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: Rambuctious 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 >

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)

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 >

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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🍻🎤Thurs 2 - Sat 4 June 🌞🍻
🎸🎉SAVE THE DATE🌞🎉

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…

From Thurs 2nd to Saturday 4th June, these glorious outdoor spaces will be abuzz with one massive party for all creatures great and small!,
There will be a line-up of unmissable bands from across the land (and beyond), tip-top Rambunctious DJs dropping the finest beats, a dosey-dotastic Ceilidh dance, family theatre, bouncy castles and silly kids games, gin making (and drinking!) with the Devon Gin School, rib tickling stand up comedy in the private garden, plus AMAZING grub from BBQs to pizza and paella..

..and (very importantly) a bar stocked to the hilt with every cold, delicious tipple under the sun.
For the more [ahem] civilised among us, perhaps a relaxing afternoon tea in the private garden with some live jazz? Surely a more delightful way to pass a summer Thursday is hard to imagine.
Oh and soo much more…

Just be sure to save the date and keep your eyes peeled for updates. This is a chance for the whole community to come together and let off some steam with friends and family in the sunshine - let us all eat, drink, dance and be entirely merry.
“Sounds great… how much?” we hear you say..
The main party event on the Great Lawn is FREE for all to enjoy live music, games and more from Thurs to Sat.(Sadly the beer isnt free - but the service with a smile is!)

There are a few special ticketed events over the weekend (tickets available very soon) which are:
Afternoon Tea and Jazz in the Private Garden (Thursday Afternoon)
Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band and Dance in The Great Hall (Thursday Evening)
Live Comedy Night In The Private Garden (Friday Night)
After Party DJ session (Saturday Night tbc)

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