We are open on Sunday 24 June for our Midsummer Charity Day  Find out more


A special event in aid of StreetLife, supporting the homeless in Bristol and The Hawk and Owl Trust, working for wild birds of prey and their habitat.

StreetLife is the Acton Aid Chairman’s nominated Charity for 2018.

Sunday 24 June

Midsummer Charity Day

Music, Wildlife and some Tudors too!

11am – 7pm

Come to a day with an exciting variety of events.

Something for everyone. Food is available on site.

Midsummer Charity Day Programme (723 KB)


Live music

Live Music

Listen to great acoustic music in King Henry’s Presence chamber

Lady Nade – Blues, roots, soul and folk-influenced award winning singer-songwriter from Bristol. Her voice speaks of lost cellars, smoky jazz and her songs sketch moments of emotional transformation.

Jim Reynolds – Legendary songwriter, guitarist & singer of blues, ragtime and old fashioned ballad.

Rick Payne – Acoustic blues guitarist, heart wrenching and passionate, delicate and scorching, spellbindingly evocative with raw and fiery vocals to match.

Mike Scott – Veteran singer songwriter from the folk club scene in the West of England.

Vicki Burke –  Sound healing harp.

Wildlife and displays

Wildlife and Displays

Visit wildlife stalls and see live birds of prey.

Hawk and Owl Trust

Owl Occasions – live Birds of Prey & Owls

Secret World Wildlife Rescue

British Trust for Ornithology

Avon Wildlife Trust

Bee display by Dan and Ursula, the resident beekeepers at Acton Court

Organic Blooms



Travel back in time to the 16th century to:

See Elizabethan embroidery demonstrations

& display of hunting weapons 

presented by Robert and Margery Bradstone of Winterbourne Manor

Meet the Six Queens of Henry VIII

Family activities

Family Activities

For a great day out with the children try your hand at: 

Nest box building

Pellet dissecting

Mask colouring

Wicker weaving

Treasure hunt

Owl talk

Wildlife walk



Ticket numbers are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Book and pay for tickets online by credit card using PayPal;
£10 | £5 children

Alternatively you can reserve online, by phone or post and pay by cheque. 

Information line 01454 228 224

Tickets are also available from www.actonaid.org.uk

If there are any remaining tickets on the day these will be available at the door for £12 | £6 children.

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