Downton Abbey picnic and photoshoot… click to read more

It is with great pleasure that Lord and Lady Carnavan have accepted whiteleymini.club to join them, and their team at Highclere Castle, the home of the hit TV series Downton Abbey on Sunday 19 July 2020.


Date of event : Sunday 19 July 2020
Location : Highclere Castle, Highclere Park, Newbury, RG20 9RN.
Time : 10:30 am


Plan for the day

whiteleymini.club shall convoy from Partridge of Hampshire MINI ( SO53 3YU) and stop at Travelodge Newbury Tot Hill ( RG20 9BX ) for pick ups.

We shall hand out the tickets for this event at the last pick up point and convoy into the Castle grounds all together.

Upon arrival we shall be allocated a coned off area soley for use by whiteleymini.club.
We shall set up the MINIS as if we were at a show and house a gazebo area for members to chill and enjoy the summer sun and a picnic.

Members are encouraged to come with chairs and picnic things so you can fully enjoy the Downton experience.

A photoshoot will be available for us to take photos outside and close to the main castle. This will involve moving your MINI, potentially, to take advantage of this.


How much does it cost?

Obviously, being a private castle there is a cost to this event, but you have four choices of ticket to choose from:
PLEASE read what each ticket includes…

£8.00 per person (includes the £1 per person public liability insurance) (CODE:GAR)
– attend the picnic area
– gardens
– and photoshoot opportunity

£25.00 per person (includes the £1 per person public liability insurance) (CODE:ALL)
– attend the picnic area
– gardens
– photoshoot opportunity
– castle
– and exhibition.

£18.00 per person (includes the £1 per person public liability insurance) (CODE:CAS)
– attend the picnic area
– gardens
– photoshoot opportunity
– and castle.

£18.00 per person (includes the £1 per person public liability insurance) (CODE:EXB)
– attend the picnic area
– gardens
– photoshoot opportuniy
– and exhibition.


How to pay for this event

You will be required to pay paypal@whiteleymini.club in advance to reserve your place.
Please make payments using friends and family only.
You MUST Use the code next to the ticket price as the comment when you pay.
You have until Friday 1st May to make your payment.


Terms and conditions

  • You MUST arrive in a MINI on the day.
  • You MUST be a whiteleymini.club Facebook member to join us.
  • Payments must be received before 1 May 2020 to secure your place.
  • Public Liability Insurance is payable per person, not per MINI.
  • Price does NOT include food or beverages.
  • Admin team shall provide a Gazebo. Please bring chairs and picnic food.
  • In the unlikely event this event is cancelled you will receive a refund inline with the terms of Highclere Castle available HERE.
  • If you cannot attend you must arrange to sell your ticket yourself to someone in whiteleymini.club, admin will not do this, or lose the price of the ticket paid.
  • We must all arrive together. You cannot meet us there.
  • Pick up litter – admin shall provide black bin liners on the day to collect rubbish.
  • Alcohol may be consumed at the picnic, but we and Highclere, discourage any form of drink driving. Do not drink and drive.
  • As this is an open day for Highclere Castle, please be mindful that people will be around your MINI if they are parked near the castle during the photoshoot.
  • There are no refunds if it is poor weather.
  • Dogs are not permitted onsite.
  • Spaces are limited, so be quick to save disappointment.
  • We cannot stop members of the public taking photographs on the day. If you do not want your number plate shown please remove, and/or replace with a showplate.