Buxton Crescent Experience is thrilled to unveil their captivating lineup of events for the Spring and Summer 2024. From family-friendly activities to evening soirées, lectures, and open days, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Set against the backdrop of the magnificent Assembly Rooms, Buxton Visitor Centre(The Pump Room), and the Buxton Crescent Experience, these events promise to transport visitors back to the grandeur of the Georgian era as well as lots of delightful experiences for families and children.
200 Years of Bridal Fashion
Kicking off the festivities is a Leap Day celebration like no other on 29th February at the Assembly Rooms inside the Buxton Crescent. Step into the world of couture with 200 Years Bridal of Fashion, featuring expert Notty Hornblower from Hope House Costume Museum. Witness the evolution of wedding attire from Victorian to vintage, showcasing curated selections that highlight the journey of bridal style. Tickets £2. Click here to book.
On 15th March, indulge in a day-long homage to Buxton’s library era at the Assembly Rooms. Immerse yourself in a literary extravaganza, complete with book signings, meet-and-greets with local authors, and live talks from crime novelists to children’s authors and historians to business coaches. Tickets £2.50. Click here to book.
Crafternoons – Crafting Sessions for Adults
For those seeking creative fulfilment, the popular adult Crafternoons continue on select Fridays, offering a relaxed atmosphere for crafting enthusiasts to unleash their creativity under the guidance of Education Manager, Louise Brooks. Sessions may include sketching, watercolour painting, pastels, collage, crochet, origami, quilling and felting or feel free to bring along your own project to work on. Upcoming dates are 8th March and 19th April, with more dates to announced soon. All materials are provided. Tickets £2.50 per person. Click here to book.
Springtime Bouquet Masterclass with Renn Floristry
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at flower arranging? Join Renn Floristry with their Springtime Bouquet Masterclass on 14th March. Sip on a springtime spritz cocktail as you craft a stunning hand-tied bouquet featuring roses, tulips, lilies, and peonies. Perfect to keep for yourself or gift the bouquet to a loved one! Tickets £49 per person. Click here to book.
Children’s Activity Sessions
Families are invited to join in with the popular Pitter Patter sessions tailored for children under 5, transforming four rooms of the Crescent Experience into a haven of imaginative play and sensory exploration. Maybe you’ll dress up like a duchess, take tea with the Duke. Play with a dolls house or construct a Crescent with building blocks! Upcoming sessions this year are 22nd March, 26th April, 24th May, 21st June, 19th July, 20th September, 25th October and 22nd November. Tickets £2, under 5s free. Click here to book. Check their website for more family friendly crafts activities taking place in 2024.
Afternoon Tea and 1920s Fashion Show
Tea for Two: Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show on 25th April will offer a rare opportunity to see a selection Hope House Costume Museum’s 1920s high fashion on live models, in the elegant surroundings of the Crescent’s Assembly Rooms. Enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea prepared by the Ensana Buxton Crescent Hotel, immersed in the glamour of the Roaring Twenties. Tickets £39 per person. Click here to book.
Cocktails and Canvas – Unleash Your Inner Monet!
Unleash your inner artist on 10th May with Cocktails and Canvas, an evening of fun and creativity in The Pump Room. Paint your own interpretation of Monet’s Water Lilies under the guidance of talented instructors from the team at Cocktails and Canvas!
Ideal for beginners with step by step instructions and all equipment provided to take home your very own Monet style masterpiece. A selection of hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase, including wines, beers and their very own Monet mimosa cocktail priced at just £3.50. Tickets for the event are £39.95. Click here to book.
Regency Ball back for the third year
Get ready to dance the night away at the eagerly awaited third annual Regency Ball, returning on 28th September 2024 in the Assembly Rooms. Lose yourself in the enchanting melodies of the Pemberley Players and brush up on your dance moves with Dance Master Reg Battle.
Enjoy a welcome drink, delectable Georgian desserts, and a chance to win fantastic prizes in the charity raffle, generously provided by local businesses. Don’t forget to capture the magic of the evening with photographer Arlen Connolly and take home a bespoke illustration from Studio Marrit. With music and dancing continuing until 11pm, this promises to be an unforgettable night of elegance and revelry! Expect top hats, feathers, fans, and fantastic frocks as the dress code is Regency costume, to add to the unique atmosphere of the occasion! Tickets £65 per person. Click here to book.
Buxton Crescent Experience tours
The Buxton Crescent Experience, located inside the Ensana Buxton Crescent Hotel is open 7 days a week. The perfect choice for families, the interactive elements will keep children amused and educated while history buffs can dig deeper into the story of the town. Don’t miss the virtual reality balloon flight above Buxton in its Georgian heyday!
For more information on Buxton Crescent Experience events and what’s on, go to buxtoncrescentexperience.com/events or call into Buxton Visitor Centre (The Pump Room) where the knowledgable staff will be able to help.
Buxton Crescent Heritage Experience, The Crescent, Buxton, SK17 6BH
T: 01298 214577