Blenheim Palace welcoming visitors for Father's Day

Blenheim Palace <i>(Image: Blenheim Palace)</i>
Blenheim Palace (Image: Blenheim Palace)

Blenheim Palace is inviting sons and daughters to bring their dads to celebrate Father's Day within its historical walls this year.

The palace in Woodstock is welcoming visitors to discover its 300 year history.

There is currently an exhibition on British fashion, a spotlight on the palace's first duke, and a tribute to Sir Winston Churchill.

Oxford Mail: Blenheim Palace
Oxford Mail: Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace (Image: Blenheim Palace)

The Icons of British Fashion exhibition delves into the country's design history, showcasing the work of famous individuals such as Stella McCartney and Sir Winston himself.

The exhibition coincides with the 150th anniversary of Churchill's birth at the palace.

The Blenheim Story, a new permanent exhibition, uncovers the palace's origins from the birth of John Churchill in 1650, the first Duke of Marlborough, to the completion of the palace more than 75 years later.

Families can also dive into the Churchill Exhibition, which features photographs, letters, artefacts and excerpts from his most famous speeches.

Oxford Mail: Visitors can enjoy afternoon tea in The Orangery
Oxford Mail: Visitors can enjoy afternoon tea in The Orangery

Visitors can enjoy afternoon tea in The Orangery (Image: Blenheim Palace)

Meanwhile, The Orangery is offering a Father’s Day brunch menu from 10am to 11.45am featuring a choice of traditional English breakfast, eggs benedict, avocado on sourdough, or glazed brioche French toast.

An additional Father's Day lunch menu and afternoon tea are available from midday to 3pm on June 16.

Families can also roam the 2,000 acres of parkland that wrap around the palace or buy from a selection of merchandise, drinks, and food.