Battle Re-enactment Event in June
Come along to our Battle Re-enactment Event in June
On Sunday 10th June, we are hosting our annual History Through The Ages Battle Re-enactment at our Tudor Ruins & Discovery Centre.
The day starts at 11am and finishes at 4pm.
Join Early Britains, Medieval Knights, Civil War Soldiers, Napoleonic Guards and WW1 and WW2 soldiers and ARP warden for fighting skirmishes and living history camps. See how warfare has evolved from the earliest days of England until the 2nd world war and experience what it was like for soldiers and their families to prepare for and live through some of Britain's biggest battles.
12.30pm: Regia Anglorum
Regia Anglorum means 'The Kingdoms of the English' and first came about in a time when Rome was no longer an influence and a nation was forged in the fire of change after change. Visit the early Britains in their 818AD camp, a time just after the first viking invasion and see them fight as they would soon need to against these Nordic invaders.
1.00pm: Team Falchion
Watch 14th century armour-clad knights do battle for the glory of England and the amusement of the lords, ladies and masses. At their camp see a range of skilled workers plying their trade and watch out for the ruffians who prefer to spend their time testing their mettle with a clash of arms.
1.30pm: English Civil War
See 17th century military and civil life recreated with a marching division, musket drill and firing, pike drill, Ensign and drums. New recruits (in the form of children) will be invited to swell the rank and files of both musket and pike. After visit their camp to find out what the soldiers would be up to while they weren't battling. Visit the laundry, blacksmith, sutlery and barbers surgeon.
2.00pm: Coldstream Guards 1815
See how the 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards would have fought during the Waterloo Campaign in 1815 and meet their wives and families at their living camp.
2.30pm: Henry VIII and his wives (replacement fro WW1 reenactors)
Henry VIII will share with you his story, introducing you to two of his prominent wives. Katerina D’Aragon will urge you to sympathise with her demise, after all how could her husband cast her aside after 24 years for Anne Boleyn! Anne has held Henry in her palm, saving her honour and why shouldn't she be Queen, she will give him that longed for heir. This is played out under the watchful gaze of Thomas Cromwell, Henry’s right hand man.
3.00pm: World War II Jeeps
As well as the battle grounds there will be living camps and chances to join and have a go. There will also be a Bouncy castle, Facepainting* and the sandpit will be open for our younger visitors.
Feeling hungry or fancy some medieval ale?
When you get a bit peckish you can visit Go Get Stuffed for the best Naanwhich in town or The Wood Fired Pizza company.
To really get in the mood (adults only of course), the Golden Grail Tavern will be joining us. They are a Medieval Inn selling traditional drinks from the Middle Ages including orchard wine, mead, grog and ale.
Adults £6 Children £3 Family ticket £15 (2 adults, 3 children)
Season Ticket Holders and FOSML: Adults £5; Children £2.50; Family Ticket: £12.50 (2 adults, 3 children)
Fall in Love With our New Wedding Venue at Sheffield Manor Lodge
Fall in love with our New Wedding Venue
From Spring 2019, Sheffield Manor Lodge is offering a stunning new wedding venue which will provide a perfectly unique setting for wedding celebrations. Set against the backdrop of our beautiful wildflowers and historic Tudor and Georgian buildings, you can celebrate your wedding in a venue that has hosted Lords and Ladies alike, but without the royal price tag.
The barn-style banqueting room creates a timeless setting for weddings with its authentic stone work and exposed wooden beams that give it a warm and rustic feel. During the day, the room sees light flooding in from floor-to-ceiling glass windows and by slender skylights which filter the sunlight and give a soft, dappled effect. After the sun sets, the barn is illuminated by the soft, romantic twinkle of fairy lights that dot the ceiling.
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New Manor Oaks House wedding venue at Sheffield Manor Lodge
The new venue extends from our traditional Georgian farmhouse, which features a distinctive bottle bar that serves the drinks for your celebration. It is also surrounded by a private garden brimming with spectacular wildflowers. This charming and idyllic garden provides the perfect back drop for photographs of your special day.
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Interior of Manor Oaks House - wedding reception venue at Sheffield Manor Lodge
Wedding ceremonies can be held at our historic Grade II listed Tudor Turret House. Brides’ process down an aisle carved out of our picturesque wildflowers before the ceremony, which takes place in the house’s charming doorway or in one of its intimate rooms.
We are completely open to any other ideas you may have regarding your wedding: whether it’s a particular photographer, DJ, florist…the choice is yours! We are happy to work with your choice of suppliers to ensure your special day is as personal and memorable as possible.
When it comes to food, we fully recommend our experienced caterers Rhubarb Shed. From wedding breakfasts and afternoon tea to BBQs and buffets, they are guaranteed to cook up an exceptional feast that perfectly complements your individual taste. However, if you fancy something more particular, you aren’t tied to our choice of caterers and we are happy to accommodate to your preferences.
We offer several special touches to personalise your wedding reception and ensure it exceeds expectations, such as straw bales, blankets and fire pits for rustic, romantic celebrations. And, for more lively weddings and weddings with children, we offer donkey rides and traditional games.
Our new venue has a seating capacity of up to 100 guests and can accommodate 120 guests into the evening.
Can you picture yourself walking down the aisle at Sheffield Manor Lodge? Weekend ceremonies are £995, and receptions are £2,495, or £2,995 if you would like both. If weekends don’t work for you, get in touch with us for weekday discounts!
Find out more on our wedding page or contact our wedding team on: 0114 276 2828 ext 648 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]
Visit Manor Cottages for a True 1940's Experience
Visit Manor Cottages at Sheffield Manor Lodge for a true 1940's experience
Visit Manor Cottages for a true 1940's experience. You will meet ARP warden John Barnes and his family and find out what life on Manor Oaks Farm would have been like during World War Two including how they ate, lived and worked the land.
Whilst exploring you can try your hand at putting out an incendiary bomb, wash without electricity and children can dress up as an evacuee. Don’t worry we have a few full size outfits if the adults want to join in too!
On certain weekends you will hear stories of the Sheffield Blitz, see the ARP wardens extensive collection of WW2 artifacts including the bible that stopped a bullet and saved a soldiers life and have a go at 1940s craft for £1 in the exhibition room.
These activities vary so please check the events calendar for more details of each open day.
Our 2017 opening times are Sunday 22nd October and Sunday 19th November (when we will have our 'It's a 1940s Christmas' event and we are open from 11am - 4pm. The entry fee is £1 per adult, but if you have a season pass it is FREE.
So come on down in October and November for a true 1940's experience at the Manor Cottages at Sheffield Manor Lodge.