Woburn Abbey and Gardens in Bedfordshire will celebrate all things honey-related this September with a new Honey Festival.

Taking place on Saturday 30th September, the festival will see the Bedfordshire Beekeeper's Association holding demonstrations and talks about beekeeping, honey and hive products.

Groups making a visit to Woburn will have the opportunity to try on a beekeepers outfit and have a look down a microscope at bee anatomy. There will also be an observation beehive for visitors to have a close-up look at bees at work.

You can also enjoy a range of stalls selling produce including local honey, candles, other beeswax related products and food items. Live demonstrations, meanwhile, will include the traditional craft of skep-making and candle rolling.

In addition, the Honey Festival will provide an opportunity to gain advice if you are thinking about starting out in beekeeping, and you’ll get to see some of the equipment that is used.

The festival is at no extra cost and is included in your entrance ticket to Woburn Abbey and Gardens.

Woburn Abbey and Gardens: 2018 group rates

In addition to the Honey Festival, Woburn has released details for group visits in 2018. Discounted entry, a meet and greet service, free parking and free familiarisation trips are available.

There is also free entry for the group travel organiser, plus a choice of catering options including afternoon tea in the Duchess’ Tearoom, as well as options for talks and guided tours. GTOs can opt for tours of the abbey, the gardens, the parkland, a VIP garden tour and a guided tour of Woburn Safari Park.

There are a number of packages available, too, that combine various elements of the Woburn estate – for example, an independent explore of Woburn Abbey followed by a guided tour of the gardens. Bespoke packages can also be arranged. 

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