Treat your lovely Mum this Mother’s Day. Wear your best hat and join us for afternoon tea in the Stables followed by a whirlwind trip through the enchanting history of the hat in the spectacular setting of the Great Hall.

Discover how such a frippery led to unique changes in the lives and dress of 19th and 20th century women, from laws to protect men’s safety, self-defence classes for women, the declining morals of ladies, and international protests!

Finish your afternoon with a wander around this grand old mansion.

There will be a prize for the most spectacular hat.


  • Arrival is from 12.15pm
  • Afternoon Tea is served at 12.30pm
  • 100 Years of Hats Talk is at 2pm
  • Wander around Aston Hall from 3.15pm
  • Site closes at 4.15pm

Please dress warmly for the talk in the Great Hall and do not wear stiletto heels because they damage the historic floor, unless you have heel protectors.

Each table seats up to 10 people. If you are a couple or a group up to 10 who wishes to sit next to each other then please book together. If your group exceeds 10 then please contact us after booking with your reference number and we will endeavour to do our best to ensure your tables are nearby, however this is at the manager’s discretion.

If you’d like the vegetarian option, or have special dietary requirements please send an email to with your booking reference number.

Tickets are non-refundable.

Suitable for ages 10+

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