Victorian Escapade

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Victorian Escapade

A brilliantly hilarious comic adventure

Experience all the glamour and elegance of Downton Abbey and Bridgerton. Escape the hustle and bustle of court life and entertain at your country residence with endless hearty laughter – Victorian Escapade is the perfect party experience for those who enjoy lots of fun and laughter, beautiful period costumes, a little luxury and delicious food.

Having enjoyed almost a decade of merriment at Clonard House in Mullingar, in 2022, Victorian Escapade moved to the splendid surroundings of Rockfield House in Kells, County Meath. This beautifully renovated Georgian estate set in the heart of Meath countryside is the perfect location to enjoy fun and frolics with all your guests.

Your group will be led through our upstairs downstairs laugh-a-minute high jinks by our butler and housemaids who will encourage the whole group to enjoy an afternoon like no other.

On arrival, your group will show your skills at some of the household chores, perhaps prepare your dessert, perform chamber pot duties, wash some of the lords and ladies’ laundry… The emphasis is very much on fun rather than work!

Having proven your worth as a servant, you will progress to the ranks of the upper classes – of course that means you need a new outfit! The dressing room is one of the favourites at Rockfield. We have costumes for everyone of all shapes and sizes from small to multi-extra large – and dressing up alone is quite an event with laughter aplenty.
Bedecked in your finery, partake in a grand costumed promenade through the house to the dining room where you can enjoy some sumptuous treats. After your vittles, you will adjourn to the Drawing Room for a selection of parlour games, a Victorian dance and of course some photos for the society pages.

Programme Options


All the activities, costumes and tea/coffee with homemade scones



All the activities and costumes with full Afternoon Tea



All the activities, costumes and three course dinner


Minimum group size: 10 people

Sample Menus

Afternoon Tea


  • – Home-made brown soda bread with a selection of toppings
  • – smoked salmon and kiwi with a twist of lemon
  • – Mature cheddar, Rockfield House chutney and pickles
  • – Freshly cut finger sandwiches
  • – cucumber with paprika cream cheese
  • – traditional ham
  • – free range egg and spring onion
  • – A selection of sea salt crackers with delicious toppings
  • – Cream Cheese with cherry tomatoes and fresh chives
  • – Medley of cheeses with beetroot relish

Sweet Treats

  • Homemade profiteroles with chocolate
  • Meringue treats with fresh cream
  • Chocolate coated strawberries
  • Mini Coffee slices
  • Chocolate brownies
  • Old-fashioned apple and lemon cake (that guests make themselves as part of the experience)
  • Dinner

    Old-fashioned pepper pot beef with champ potatoes Roast salmon with lemon and dill sauce and honey roast vegetables, Stuffed supreme of chicken rolled in bacon served with baby boiled potatoes and roast vegetables

    We will have a choice of two main courses on the night. Your group will choose in advance which two will be served.

    Our chef will tailor your dining experience to suit any dietary requirements. Please forward us any requests at least five days before your booking.


    We ask that you do not drink alcohol during activities but you are very welcome to bring your own drinks to have with tea or dinner. We will keep any drinks chilled as necessary and serve them in the dining room. We do not charge corkage fees.

    What to bring with you

    We ask all the ladies to wear a long-sleeved black top and comfortable clothes and shoes. For the gentlemen, it is great if they wear a mainly white/cream shirt and preferably no jeans.


    We have some luxury accommodation available for up to 32 people here at Rockfield. The rooms are beautiful with very grand bathrooms This includes continental breakfast served in the dining room. For this option we ask for a minimum of fifteen people staying over – and this will give you exclusive access to the house in the evening. During Summer months, glamping is available in our walled garden. Each tent can sleep up to four people (one king sized bed and two single beds). Please contact us directly if you are interested in accommodation.

    Rockfield House is just 3km from the heritage town of Kells. Transport to and from the local nightlife can be arranged.

    There are other great local accommodation options nearby

    The Headfort Arms Hotel in Kells

    Kells, Co. Meath

    Tel: 046 9240063

    Killian’s Lodge, Mullagh

    Main St, Mullagh

    Tel: 046 9242201

    Darnley Lodge Hotel, Athboy

    Main Street Athboy, Co. Meath

    Tel: 046 9432283

    The Lawrence, Athboy

    Athboy, Co. Meath

    Tel: 046 948 7001

    Newgrange Hotel, Navan

    Bridge St Navan

    Tel: 046 9074100

    Ardboyne Hotel, Navan

    Dublin Rd, Navan, Co. Meath

    Tel: 046-9023119

    Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim

    Tel: +353 46 948 2100

    Decoy Country Cottages, Navan (Self catering)

    Garlow Cross Navan

    Tel: 046 9026960

    Balrath Court Navan (Self catering)

    Balrath House, Balrath, Navan, Co. Meath

    Tel: 041 9825749

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