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Review of Blakesley Hall

Blakesley Hall
Ranked #36 of 293 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Grade II* Tudor house built c.1590. Wonderful gardens, lovely tearoom, and family friendly. Part of Birmingham Museums Trust. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am-4pm until 29th October 2017. Winter opening hours to be confirmed.
Reviewed February 20, 2013

It is under the national trust. It has a little cafe in the vistor entrance. Quite a few parking spaces on the grounds outside the vistor entrance

The building itself is good, very old and is quite a good to walk around. Has education facts and bits around the house in the different rooms. Not sure how busy gets but when went there were only a couple of people there walking around. Might be a good place to take kids to learn about the history of the area.

There is a little veg and plant garden too to walk around. Walking around the site and building won't take too long about an hour at most.

I would recommend going there to have a look around.

Thank Chris D
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

The event we attended at Blakesley Hall on 15th December was advertised as a "Victorian Merry Christmas" and it certainly lived up to its name. The house was tastefully decorated as it would have been in Victorian times, and a few amateur actors (I think!!) were thrown in for good measure to play the parts of the Master and Mistress of the House, the cook etc, to give the occasion a really authentic feel. Added to this there was an excellent choir together with hand bell ringers singing and playing Christmas Carols. Furthermore, on entry to the event you were given a timed ticked to see a Victorian Magic Lantern show. If you fancied something to eat - as we did - on the lawn was a stall selling excellent hot jacket potatoes with various fillings, or you could have a sandwiches, pieces of cake, mince pies etc, in the tea room. Booking in advance is essentail and the event was completely sold out and you could see why. A great afternoon out.

1  Thank Phil T
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Half timbered manor house in a small garden hidden in a Birmingham suburb. Tea room sells sandwiches and biscuits cakes and crisps only.

1  Thank Kelvin P
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

I read about this event in the Summer Fun in Brum 2012 booklet. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. It was advertised as a Crafty Thursday, inviting you along to make crafts such as tranditional peg dolls, memo peg magnets etc, from 12-3pm £1 per child. Great I thought, a lovely afternoon making crafts with my 3 year old!! wrong! it was making A craft and it took approx 4 mins to do. We literally paid £1 was given directions to the barn where a lady asked my son to choose a small picture to colour, then he was asked to glue it to a peg, stuck a small magnetic strip on the back and told now you can take that home! Total waste on a bus journey and fare. Will never go to an event there again. I wouldn't mind if it didn't give me the impression that it was running 12-3 inclusive. My advice - ring and check details of an event before travelling there.

Thank Clare M
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

Very disapointed it wasnt what i thought it was There was a strong smell in all the rooms. Woulnt recommend it to anyone

3  Thank Carole T
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