We are delighted to welcome you to our Virtual Bluebell Sunday experience.
In 2020, our annual Bluebell Sunday fundraising event sadly fell victim to the Coronavirus lockdown but, not to be defeated, we created a ‘virtual’ tour through our beautiful grounds instead. We invite you to enjoy the beautiful carpet of blue in the woods, the lambs in the park and the estate’s lovely private gardens – all from the comfort of your own home.
A little something extra…
- Our annual Bluebell Sundays have taken place for more than 80 years and were only previously cancelled during World War II.
- The open days have traditionally raised funds for St Mary’s Church in Wetherden.
- Haughley Park has a strong connection with Wetherden church as Sir John Sulyard, who built Haughley Park in the 1620s, was from the family who lived at Wetherden Hall. An earlier Sir John built the south aisle to Wetherden Church in the 1450s – it is known as the Sulyard aisle.
- This ‘virtual’ Bluebell Sundays project was created to inspire a little joy during lockdown while still raising funds for St Mary’s Church in Wetherden and the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
- A total of £947.18 (including Gift Aid) was raised for the charities.
- The East Anglian Air Ambulance was chosen as an additional charity in recognition of their incredible work during the pandemic.
- Our videographer is law student, Josh Nuttall. Alongside his studies at the University of York, Josh recently became a qualified drone operator and now films and edits projects for a variety of clients. This video saw him return to Haughley Park after camping on the parkland as a scout 10 years ago.
- The music used is Amber Pull and Lion’s Drift, composed by Trevor Kowalski.