Previous Events at Bank Hall
Some of our events are held regularly each year. These include our Snowdrop Walks in February; the event on Easter Sunday which hosts a “Bunny Hunt” for our younger visitors and the Vintage & Classic Car Rally on the last Sunday in July. As many of our visitors come to see the Grounds and Wild Flowers, we also open for a “Daffodil Sunday” or combine this with Easter depending on when Easter falls and sometimes we open specially for a “Bluebell Sunday” in April or May. We are always looking for new ideas for our Open Days but we are dependent on the weather. A bad day weather-wise can mean few visitors to our events which is why we have to carefully judge the cost of arranging events.
In 2012, we saw a very bad year with substantial rainfall which meant that we had to cancel events at short notice. It is not always possible to advise people on our website when this happens and we can only apologise if our visitors have made the effort to come only to find the event cancelled. We will only cancel if we feel we cannot run the event and usually this is when there is incessant or heavy raid or in the winter months if it is too icy.
We also host Theatre events using the SAY Two Theatre Group – Both last year’s events were cancelled due to the weather but in the previous two years there have been two of these – a Shakespearian play on a Saturday evening and a Children’s Matinee play on a Sunday afternoon. We say Children but Adults enjoy this just as much.
Other events that we have held have been a “Flower Power Picnic Event”, a 40’s themed event, and we have also had the “The Sealed Knot” re-enactment Group. They returned in 2012 but unfortunately the event was cancelled at midday due to continuous rain. We usually have a “Haunted Autumn” event at the end of October and we have also had Bands come to play and Vintage Craft people like Wood Turners, Metal Workers etc.
In September, we also usually open on a Sunday (and sometimes on a Saturday also) for “Heritage” week.