The perfect day-out for families, Blenheim Palace has announced a jam-packed programme of events and activities for all who want to enjoy the outdoors and focus on fun and wellbeing during February half-term next month.
Moviegoers will once again be able to spot Blenheim Palace on the big screen, in the action epic Napoleon film due for release on 22nd November 2023, by Apple Original Films and Sony Pictures. Directed by Ridley Scott, who also serves as one of the producers, and written by David Scarpa, the spectacle-filled film is based on the true story of Napoleon Bonaparte, focusing on the French leader’s rise to prominence and power.
Visitors to Britain’s Greatest Palace will once again see the Duke of Marlborough’s standard flying proudly from the rooftop at Flagstaff Gate for the first time in nine months, following the installation of a new 15m flagpole, replacing its 200–year-old predecessor which was removed in January 2023.
Blenheim is fully committed to sustaining, growing and sharing the precious resources of the Estate, the Park and the Palace. It adopts a three-pillar approach to sustainability by being the lifeblood of the local economy, enhancing the lives of local people and sharing this magnificent place to conserve and protect it for future generations.
A fantastic new theme has been announced for Christmas 2024, The story of Sleeping Beauty. Explore the Palace state rooms transformed by the retelling of this classic fairy-tale for a new generation, from the Great Hall filled by a huge glistening Christmas tree to the candle-lit bedchamber where Aurora sleeps, watched over by the Lilac Fairy.
Halloween is Creeping Closer…our spooktacular dusk to darkness light trail, that gets scarier as the night gets darker, is perfect for everyone…creep along early with little ones, stalk through the shadows later with bigger kids and there are some serious scares for adults too!