Classical music and a gourmet picnic, all enjoyed in the outdoors. What could be a more perfect way to spend a romantic evening together than this Deluxe Picnic at the Proms gift experience!
The Battle Proms offers a truly spectacular opportunity to enjoy a glorious summer evening of entertainment from start to finish with a parachute display, cavalry, firework displays and more on the bill alongside the fantastic music! These events raise money for military charities, so you can enjoy an exciting evening whilst making a difference to an important cause!
Wherever you choose to enjoy the Proms, whether it’s Hatfield House, Burghley House or Blenheim Palace, expect to enjoy this experience in the grounds of one of the UK’s most illustrious homes, so you’ll be in stunning surroundings that only add to this special evening.
All of this can be enjoyed whilst you savour the delights of a delicious picnic!
The show gets kicked off to an exciting start with a display from the mounted cavalry, where they’ll treat you to their battlefield skill-at-arms with lances and rifles. Then it’s time to gaze up into the skies to watch a stunning parachute display by the Red Devils. To start the music side of entertainment for the evening, a warm up act will grace the stage, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy listening to their talents. Before the concert begins, an evening gun salute will announce the arrival of the Spitfire thundering above in the skies, with its distinctive sound impossible to miss and then followed by an unforgettable aerial display.
Now for the main event. Prepare to be amazed by the beautiful sounds of the New English Concert Orchestra, who’ll blow you away with classical hits including Beethoven’s Battle Symphony, complemented by almost 200 cannons, as well as musket fire and fireworks making for a show-stopping performance.
The grand finale is a traditional flag-waving sing-along, finishing with a stunning fireworks display. What could be a more memorable way to finish an evening off!
Also included in this experience is an appetising deluxe picnic filled with tempting treats and accompanied by a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. A vegetarian option is also available and if you have any dietary requirements, the venue must be notified of them when booking. The contents of the picnic may vary. You’ll be able to collect your picnic upon your arrival at the concert from the ‘Picnic Collection Point’ gazebo (which can be found next to the main Box Office). This will need to be collected within 2 hours of the gate opening.
No vehicles are allowed on the concert area, so please allow sufficient time to park your car. The car park opens at 2:00pm and the entrance gates to the concert area open at 4:00pm or 4:30pm, which varies according to the concert venue you select.
Please note, the venues mentioned are subject to change and also for safety purposes, barbecues, garden flares and pets are not permitted at the concert. Also, as there is no seating at these concerts, we’d strongly recommend to please bring along garden chairs or rugs. The use of recording equipment is also strictly prohibited. In particular weather conditions, the air display will not be possible to run due to safety reasons. Image is for illustrative purposes only.
After you have booked your chosen venue, tickets for the proms will be emailed to you to print at home within two weeks of your bookings being received.
Selected dates are available, in July.
This experience will typically last a whole evening, gates open at approximately 4pm.
There will be anywhere between 5,000 to 10,000 people attending the concert.
You're welcome to bring friends and family on the day however, they will need to pay for their entrance.
Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Please note the concert at Highclere Castle is subject to a £20.00 supplement.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.