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Macdonald Bear Hotel

Park Street, Oxfordshire, OX20 ISZ
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Tel: 0344 879 9143 International: +44 1993 811124

We have a whole host of exciting events on throughout the year both in the local area and at The Bear Hotel. Here are some of our favourite upcoming events in Woodstock.  

Explore the Outdoors

There's so much to explore near The Bear at Woodstock, we have round up a list of our favourite walks, trails and bike routes for you to explore on your visit. 

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Visit Blenheim Palace

There is so much to see and do this Autumn at Blenheim Palace, find your perfect day out...

Walking Tours

Daily@11am - Formal Gardens
Daily@3pm - Queen Pool

Join The Palaces free walking tours throughout the day and hear some great facts and stories from our palace experts. 

Spy Talks | MI5

Daily@ 10.30am & 2.30pm

This year marks 80 years since Blenheim Palace's role as the top-secret headquarters of MI5. Join a free spy talk on your next visit this October in the Great courtyard. 

Christmas at Blenheim

It's confirmed, Christmas at the Palace will be going ahead this year although slightly different. Explore the Palace in festive dress or book tickets for the illuminated light trail, a must see while visiting Woodstock at Christmas. 

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2021 Events & Activities at Blenheim Palace


Daily Thursday 6th - Monday 24th May

Start your engines because The Luna Drive In Cinema is returning to Blenheim Palace! Evening showings include classics such Dirty Dancing & Back to the Future. 

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Summer Jaguar Festival

16 May 2021

Gear up for the perfect summer with the Summer Jaguar Festival at Blenheim Palace, celebrating 60 years of this iconic British car design and other Jaguar anniversaries.

Blenheim Palace Food Festival

Postponed until 29th - 31st May 2021

As we all navigate our way through the current situation and what will happen in the coming months, Fantastic Food Festivals have come to the conclusion that to ensure they are able to put on really successful Food Festival, they should move their event and focus on holding the next Blenheim Palace Food Festival in 2021.

Nocturne Live

Nocturne Live has been postponed until 17th-20th June 2021. All confirmed acts and details on how to book for next year's concerts can be found on the official Nocturne website.

Blenheim Palace Flower Show

25th-27th June 2021

Following the government updates and the ongoing situation with COVID-19 we are very sad to announce that The Blenheim Palace Flower Show has been postponed until 25th-27th June 2021. We’d like to thank all of our sponsors, exhibitors, experts and visitors for their ongoing support. We are looking forward to bringing you a fabulous show next year.

Battle Proms Picnic Concert

3rd July 2021

Due to the recent COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, and in line with government advice, the 17th Battle Proms picnic concert has been postponed until 2021.

Paws at the Palace

3rd - 4th July 2021

Following the government updates and the ongoing situation with COVID-19 we are very sad to announce that Paws at the Palace - All About Dogs has been postponed until 3rd-4th July 2021. We are looking forward to bringing you a fabulous show next year.

Pre’50 American Auto Club Rally of the Giants

11th July 2021

With well over 400 classic American vehicles attending, including some of the finest examples to be found anywhere in Europe, dating from the early years of 20th century motoring through to the present day, the Rally of the Giants is the must visit event for anyone with an interest and passion for American cars and trucks. Visitors from all over the UK and many parts of continental Europe gather to celebrate in a laid-back, family-friendly atmosphere and have a really great time.

Blenheim Palace Triathlon

11th - 12th September 2021

We welcome competitors and spectators every year to the stunning surroundings of Blenheim Palace to take part in one of the most spectacular triathlons in Europe, set against the backdrop of a World Heritage Site.

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