Come along to Bletchley Park and have yourself a fabulous time at our forties weekend!
This two day event, featuring 1940’s Swing Band The Bevin Boys, vintage salon and pop-up shop, and vintage traders, will be great fun for all the family.
Why not dress to impress and visit us in 1940’s attire, or join one of our guided in depth tours of the Park.
We are also very excited to announce that there will be an RAF flypast on Saturday 3 June at 13:05 – look out for a Hurricane and Spitfire!
The 1940’s Weekend so far:
The Bevin Boys 1940s Swing Band
Swing Dance MK (Saturday only)
Sarah’s Doo-Wop Dos Vintage Hair Salon
Station X Beer Tasting with Concrete Cow Brewery
Singer, Betty Bluebird
Claireabella’s Closet Pop-Up Shop
Vintage Lawn Games by Ever So Vintage
Archie’s Ices Vintage Ice Cream Van
Enchanting Faces by Juni (Face painter)
Traditional Barbecue (12:00 – 15:00)
Guided Tours (times will be confirmed on arrival to the Park)
Bandit Street Food
Further details about this event will follow, so please check back soon.
The Bevin Boys Trio; the trio is the core of The Bevin Boys – comprising vocals, guitar, string-bass and drums, this is a small band with a huge sound!
Sarah’s Doo-Wop Dos pop-up vintage salon is offering 1940s styles hairstyle and make-up as well as a great selections of retro styled clothing and accessories from Claireabella’s Closet. So if you fancy trying a victory roll hairstyle or a glamorous red lip, just stop by the Mansion House! To secure your appointment, bookings can be made via [email protected]
Swing Dance MK is providing classes and social events for swing dancers all over MK! They are passionate about sharing the joy of music and dance from the swing era and working in partnership with Bletchley Park. They will be showcasing swing dance at events throughout 2017 and very much hope you will join in! www.swingdancemk.com
Sample Bletchley Park’s very own beer – created by The Concrete Cow Brewery in Milton Keynes and named Station X; one of the terms used to describe Bletchley Park during World War Two.
Betty Bluebird has a large repertoire of songs from the twenties through to the fifties and we are delighted that she will be joining us for our 40’s Weekend.
Archie’s Vintage Ice Cream Vans: there’s nothing quite like homemade ice cream. And Archie’s Grandad Noel has spent years perfecting his. So much so, he’s not letting anyone get their sticky paws on his secret recipe. So, we will be in for quite a treat at this event!
Ever So Vintage Party Hire will be bringing lots of fun to our 40’s Weekend – try your luck on the coconut shy and have a go at skittles. Come along to find out more….
Claireabella’s Closet is run by Claire who has always had a passion for classic vintage fashion. She loves the timeless styles, and likes bringing a modern edge to these styles. Come along to check out her vintage goods, and have a sneak peak here: www.claireabellascloset.co.uk
Bandit Street Food is the culmination of two men’s obsession with street food, barbecue and sandwiches. Their mission is simple: to provide the best quality hot and cold sandwiches in Milton Keynes.
Entry to this event is included in your admission price.
Stalls and activities may be subject to a charge.
Station X beer can be purchased to consume on site from the kiosk near the Oval Lawn. You can also purchased as a gift to take home from the Hut 4 Restaurant and the shop.
Unfortunately Bletchley Park is unable to accommodate any overnight camping.
RAF flypast final details will be confirmed on the day and are weather dependent.