Proms Concert with Entrance to Hatfield House for Two
In a nutshell
- Enjoy entrance to Hatfield House and the gardens before the concert
- Classical favourites from a full orchestra
- Spitfire display and musical fireworks
Spend the day exploring the historic Hatfield House and grounds followed by a delightful picnic style concert.
The present Jacobean house, currently the home of Robert Gascoyne-Cecil 7th Marquess of Salisbury and family, was built in 1611 by Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I. It is a prime example of Jacobean architecture. The house adjoins the site of the Old Palace of Hatfield which was the childhood home and favourite residence of Queen Elizabeth I. The estate includes extensive grounds and gardens including orchards, fountains, scented plants, water parterres, terraces, herb gardens and a foot maze. They were neglected in the 18th century, but restoration began in Victorian times and continues under the present Dowager Marchioness of Salisbury.
During World War I, the grounds were used to test the first British tanks. An area was dug with trenches and craters and covered with barbed-wire to represent no man's land and German trench lines on the Western Front. To commemorate this, the only surviving Mark I tank was sited at Hatfield from 1919 to 1970 before being moved to The Tank Museum, Bovington.
Once you have fully explored the house, you can make your way to the grounds for a glorious “Last Night of the Proms” picnic style concert featuring a full piece orchestra playing popular classics including the traditional flag-waving favourites such as Rule Britannia, 1812 Overture, Jerusalem and Land of Hope & Glory. To finish the evening off there will be a stunning show of pyrotechnics and aerial displays whilst the orchestra performs rousing music such as Holst’s Jupiter. The music is guaranteed to make you wave your flag, sign out loud and even waltz under the stars!
You are guaranteed an evening of superb popular classics alongside all the traditional flag-waving favourites associated with the "Last Night of the Proms", such as Rule Britannia, 1812 Overture, Jerusalem and Land of Hope & Glory.
You will need to book your concert and entrance tickets prior to visiting your chosen stately home. Please note, the entrance is on the day of the proms only and is self-guided.
When you have booked your chosen venue, tickets for the proms and your stately home visit will be emailed to you to print at home.
For safety reasons, please note barbecues, garden flares and pets are not permitted at the concert. Air displays are subject to weather conditions. Most people bring a picnic although some public catering is available. There is no seating at these concerts so please bring along rugs or garden chairs. The use of recording equipment is prohibited and please allow sufficient time to park your car as no vehicles are allowed on the concert area. The concert car park opens at 2:00pm and gates to the concert arena open at 4:00pm or 4:30pm approx.
This experience is available on selected dates subject to availability, in July. Please note, air displays are subject to weather conditions.
You can spend most of the day at your chosen venue, concert 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 to both the stately home and the proms.
Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
We advise that you have general fitness as there may be some walking involved.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.