Alfresco film: The best outdoor cinema locations

Alfresco film: The best outdoor cinema locations

Leigh Woods, Bristol

Luke Jerram Withdrawn Event - Two Wheeled Drive-In, 8pm- 11.45pm

The Life Aquatic (15), 3 July

Jaws (PG), 4 July

Price: £10 (booking essential)

Hop on your bike and cycle to Leigh Woods for this unique take on alfresco film. Bristol's best kept secret cinema on two wheels began in Leigh Woods five years ago as part of the Bristol Cycle Festival. Due to popular demand, it's back this year in collaboration with the 'Withdrawn' art installation and the National Trust to bring you a programme of films with a nautical twist. Watch the plot unfold from under a leafy canopy, with wonderful views of the suspension bridge and the twinkling lights of Bristol and beyond.

For more information, call 0117 9731645 or visit

Morden Hall Park, London

Open Air Cinema, 8pm – 11pm

Birdman (15), 9 July

The Goonies (12), 10 July

Dirty Dancing (12), 11 July

Price: Adult £12.50, Child £8.50 (15 years and under) – Booking essential

Visit Morden Hall Park this summer as The Luna Cinema transforms the rose garden into the perfect, outdoor movie experience. Enjoy the tranquil parkland- a green oasis in the city- giving you the taste of a country estate with a glimpse of its agricultural and industrial history. Bring along a picnic and a blanket and settle down amongst the roses for an evening of film under the stars.

For more information, call 020 8545 6850 or visit

Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire

Summer Nights 2015, 9.30pm – 11.45pm

Interstellar (12A), 25 July

Price: £12 (booking essential)

Enjoy cinema under the night sky on the South Lawns in the Pleasure Ground of Kedleston. Enjoy a spectacular backdrop with the Neo-classical mansion framed by historic parkland.

For more information, call 01332 290 606 or visit

Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire

7pm – 10.30pm

Grand Budapest Hotel (15), 31 July

Grease (PG), 1 August

Price: £12, Group £10.50 (For groups of four or more) – Booking essential

Meet up with friends and family to watch one of your favourite films against the backdrop of this moated manor house. Don't forget to bring a picnic and to relax in the grounds.

For more information, call 01564 783294 or visit

Studland Beach, Dorset

Stars at the beach, 15 August, 7.30pm – 10.30pm

Price: £15- booking essential

Celebrate Purbeck Film Festival with fish and chips in front of a film on the beach – we can't think of a better way to spend a summer's evening. A glorious slice of natural coastline in Purbeck, Studland Beach is a four-mile stretch of golden, sandy beach with views of Old Harry Rocks and the Isle of Wight.

For more information, call 01929 450500 or visit

Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

Outdoor Cinema, 7pm – 11pm

Mamma Mia (PG), 21 August

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (12A), 22 August

Price: £12 (normal admission fee applies)– Booking essential

Enjoy a movie under the stars with friends and family this summer. Hardwick House is famous for having more windows than walls, and now back for its fourth year at Hardwick the Summer Nights film festival brings you great movies against a stunning backdrop. Mamma Mia on Friday provides a great chance to sing-a-long to a feel good film and The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies concludes the epic tale in Middle Earth on Saturday night.

For more information, call 01246 850430 or visit

Hatfield Forest, Essex

Back to the Future (PG), 21 August, 8.30pm – 10.30pm

Dirty Dancing (12), 22 August, 8.30pm – 10.15pm

Casablanca (U), 23 August, 8.30pm – 10.15pm

Price: Adult £9, Child £7- booking advisable

Spend an atmospheric evening in Hatfield Forest where you can set up your picnic blanket under ancient trees. From medieval kings to commoners, discover the forest's colourful history whilst you kick back with family and friends to enjoy a classic film.

For more information, call 0844 249 1895 or visit

Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Summer Nights Film Screenings, 8pm – 10pm

Singin' in the Rain (U), 4 September

Into the Woods (PG), 5 September

Price: £12 (normal admission fee applies) - booking advisable

Surrounded by views of Oxfordshire, the Chilterns Hills, the Vale of Aylesbury and just a train ride away from London, Waddesdon Manor, is an ideal place for relaxing with family and friends. Enjoy a classic film with the spectacle of Waddesdon Manor as the backdrop.

For more information, call 01296 653226 or visit

Belton House, Lincolnshire

Summer Nights Open Air Film Festival, 8pm – 10pm

The Grand Budapest Hotel (15), 11 September

Dirty Dancing (12), 12 September

Price: £12- booking advisable

Set up seats on Belton House's elegant Oval Lawn and enjoy an alfresco film. Munch on treats from the hot food van parked nearby or kick back with a cold drink from the bar. An evening's summer stroll in the grounds of Belton House will reward you with vibrant displays of dahlias, lush herbaceous borders and the heady scent of fragrant lavender beds.

For more information, call 01476 566116 or visit

Knightshayes Court, Devon

Soupstock Cinema: Jaws (PG), 12 September, 6.30pm – 9pm

Price: Free event

Discover Knightshayes, a country estate on a grand, gothic scale and visit this summer for some nautical outdoor cinema with this cult classic. It's a great chance to celebrate the work the National Trust does to protect the coastline it looks after - all for free in Knightshayes parkland.

For more information, call 01884 254665 or visit