Winter in the Royal Borough
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Willy Russell’s legendary musical tells the captivating and moving tale of twins separated at birth, who grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences. Few musicals have been received with such acclaim as the multi-award-winning Blood Brothers. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably it “brings the audience cheering to its feet and roaring its approval” (The Daily Mail). The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.
See The flagship garden of the RHS & one of the world's greatest gardens sparkle and dazzle. Wander the enchanting displays with a glass of mulled wine in hand through the trail and around the garden to see many of Wisley’s iconic sights in a brand new light. Venture through Seven Acres, the Rock Garden and Wisteria Walk, as well as a plethora of other areas of the garden and marvel at the magnificent trees and shrubs bathed in a spectrum of light. This year, the garden will glow even brighter with more lights, fire candles and fountain displays, as well as the return of a spectacular horticultural display inside the Glasshouse (covid permitting). Advance booking is essential. A 25 minute drive from the hotel.
Postponed from the summer, everybody – whether driving a “Classic” or not – is welcome to take part at what will probably be the largest New Year’s Day Classic Vehicle Gathering in the UK. With over 1,000 vehicles expected, live music and a winter barbeque, there will be something for everybody amongst the vast and diverse displays of classics all descending on Brooklands to kick-start 2022 in style. Gates open at 9am and Museum buildings and displays are open from 10am-4pm and this year, all cars pre-31stJuly 1992 are invited to park on site. For example, the registration number for this date will have a J prefix e.g. J123 ABC. A 25 minute drive from the hotel.
With a competitive Grade 1 race at the fore, the Betfair Ascot Chase Raceday is one of the most important Jumps fixtures in Ascot's calendar. The Grade 1 Betfair Ascot Chase stands out as one of the season’s most prestigious races, with a roll of honour to match its reputation, including Kauto Star, Monet's Garden and Cue Card. Supported by the Grade 2 Reynoldstown Novices’ Chase, this competitive card provides the perfect chance for horses to fine-tune their preparations for the Cheltenham Festival. Racegoers will have the opportunity to see established names, as well as some potential stars of the future. Only 15 minutes from Great Fosters.
Workshops are held in a rural studio 51 weeks of the year - you select the day that suits and the studio will confirm if it's convenient. You will be taught a selection of techniques using ‘art clay silver’ which enables you to get started straight away with making your very own designer pieces. You'll be amazed at what you can achieve on your very first go with the guidance of a senior qualified instructor. On a day's course you will be able to create three finished pieces, with plenty of individual tuition given. A 25 minute drive from Great Fosters.
A magical evening awaits as the woodland and water of Windsor Great Park come alive with dazzling lights, dancing stars and breath-taking projections. This brand new very special light trail will take you on a multi-sensory journey through a dreamlike laser-scape, a cathedral of light and past fountains of flowers, woodland creature holograms and many more moments of awe (you'll need your cameras at the ready!). At a cosy rest spot, you can enjoy mouth-wateringly good food, mulled wine and hot chocolate and toast marshmallows at one of the fire pits. Only a 15 minute drive from the hotel.