BBC Antiques Roadshow Comes to Lytham Hall

BBC Antiques Roadshow Comes to Lytham Hall

Take a look at what’s on at Lytham Hall.

All events correct at time of publication. Please check with Lytham Hall/individual events organisers before travelling.

BBC Antiques Roadshow Comes to Lytham Hall

Lytham Hall is delighted to be chosen as one of the few nationwide locations for the upcoming 42nd series of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow.

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The programme will be filmed at Lytham Hall on Tuesday June 11th. Please pray for good weather!

Fiona Bruce brings the Antiques Roadshow to Lytham Hall in 2019
Fiona Bruce brings the Antiques Roadshow to Lytham Hall in 2019

Managers at the Hall have been in negotiations with the BBC for many months. They are thrilled to be one of the nine places to be filmed throughout this Summer.

“As you can imagine we are over the moon,” explains Deputy Manager Paul Lomax.

“To have a national institution such as the Antiques Roadshow coming to Lytham Hall is testament to all the hard work staff and volunteers have been putting in over the last couple of years. The programme is so high profile, which in turn will be amazing for the Hall. We received the good news before Christmas but had to keep it secret until the BBC revealed all of their new locations. As you can imagine – it’s been very difficult!”

It’s a free event where you can take along your treasures to be valued. Or just enjoy the atmosphere and see how a large programme like this is made.

General Manager Peter Anthony has been working flat out to raise the profile of the Hall, seeking new opportunities wherever possible to put Lytham Hall firmly on the map. He’s delighted at this wonderful news.

Entry to Antiques Roadshow at Lytham Hall

Entry to the show is free, everyone is welcome. No tickets or pre-registration is required.

The Roadshow opens at 9.30am and last entry is 5pm. Dog policy and parking arrangements will be updated on BBC webpage closer to the event.

What’s On at Lytham Hall

Lytham Hall hosts a variety of events and activities throughout the year.

What's on at Lytham Hall - Classic Car Show
Classic Car Show at Lytham Hall
Vintage Buses - what's on at Lytham Hall
Vintage Buses at Lytham Hall

Opening Times at Lytham Hall

Parkland
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sun 10.00am – 4.30pm
Closed on Saturday

Tea Room
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sun 10.00am – 4.00pm
Closed on Saturday

** Tea Room now open on a Monday **

House
Thursday & Friday afternoon 1pm-4pm free flow,
Sun, Bank Holidays 12pm & 2pm guided tours
Closed on Monday-Wednesday and Saturday

Admission Charges

Parkland
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Free
Sun / Bank Holidays Adults £1 / Children 50p
(Please note Sunday charges vary dependent on event)

House
Thu & Fri 1-4pm
Sun, Bank Holidays Adults £5 / Children £2.50

Secret Doors at Lytham Hall

At Lytham Hall, family visitors have enjoyed a secret door trail through the parkland for a few years.

Secret Door makers - what's on at Lytham Hall
Secret Door makers at Lytham Hall (l-r): Linda Salter, Audrey O’Connor, Christine Garritty, Pat Bullen

Have a go at the Alice in Wonderland themed Secret Door Trail. Discover the Cheshire cat (not on a branch, but at ground level), the Mad Hatter and the sleeping dormouse as they are hidden along the paths.

For £2 per trail, which can be picked up in the tea room or in the estate office, you can spend an hour or more wandering through the parkland. The trail also ends in the tea room, where there will be plenty to tempt you to “eat me”. Which, we have to warn you, may make you grow bigger, as Alice found out!

Secret Door Volunteers

The doors have been lovingly created by a team of arty volunteers, led by volunteer Linda Salter, who came up with the theme. Last year was the first time this group got involved, and they created fantastic doors which were for sale in Lytham Halls tea room. They are now offering to make bespoke fairy doors for your family.

Linda said “The group have been working for weeks to create these fantastic little doors and my fellow volunteers have done amazing work. As volunteers we all find little ways in which we can support Lytham Hall and we will be delighted this springtime to see families enjoying the parkland as they follow the trail.”

The trail will be up for several months, which means you don’t have to do the whole trail in one go, if little legs are getting tired along the way. You can search for the fifteen doors in stages.

The first team of Secret Door makers - what's on at Lytham Hall
The first team of Secret Door makers at Lytham Hall – Sue Lowe, Julia Lipman and Judy Collins

Wood for Sale at Lytham Hall

When the nights are getting colder and you are thinking of stocking up the wood store for winter get your firewood from Lytham Hall.

Firewood for sale - what's on at Lytham Hall
Firewood for sale at Lytham Hall

At Lytham Hall volunteers stockpile, chop and season wood for you all through the year for our wood store. The bags are 35 litre bags, and the wood has been cut and seasoned at Lytham Hall, at £4 per bag.

Please phone the estate office any weekday on 01253 736652 to book your pick-up slot on Tuesdays or Thursdays and indicate how many bags you would like to purchase. On the spot sales only available Tuesday and Thursday when grounds volunteers are working.

Feel cosy and warm at your log burner, knowing that you have helped a little bit in keeping Lytham Halls doors open.

Snowdrop Sundays - what's on at Lytham Hall
Snowdrop Sundays at Lytham Hall. Photo: Harry Dobbs
Regency Rejigged - what's on at Lytham Hall
Regency Rejigged at Lytham Hall

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