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The pretty village of Avebury partially lies within the largest stone circle in the world, and you can wander freely among the stones. At Avebury Manor, there’ll be a twist on traditions – instead of Santa’s Grotto, families can meet the Sugar Plum Fairy in her Dovecote castle. Inside the Manor the house is decorated to tell the story of The Nutcracker. Travel to magical realms as Clara and the Prince journey from an enchanted forest, along the lemonade canal and to the Sugar Plum Fairy’s castle of sweets. There will also be family rooms dedicated to children’s crafts and Christmas stories as well as Christmas activities across the site.
Booking essential. Normal admission plus £10 per child, includes storytelling, a photo opportunity and a small gift.
Meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and Storytime
Various dates in Nov & Dec.
Ormesby Hall, Middlesborough
Home to the Pennyman family, Ormesby Hall, garden and parkland is a green oasis in the heart of Middlesbrough. Join Father Christmas and his friendly Elf in the festively decorated Library to tell him your Christmas wishes, before receiving a special gift to take home.
Normal admission charges
• Meet Father Christmas at Ormesby Hall, 26, 27, November, 3, 4, 10, December
Dunstable Downs, Bedfordshire
Can you crack the Great Nutcracker Breakout Trail? Have a go at our escape room inspired festive trail and see if you can find the find the stolen nuts taken by the evil squirrel! Join us for an evening of festive music, Christmas crafts and shopping. Breakfast with the Elves and Festive Friday Nights includes entry, a mulled wine for adults, the trail and Christmas crafts
• The Great Nutcracker Breakout Trail, 2 – 23 December
• Festive Friday Nights 2, 9, 16 & 23 December.
• Festive Breakfast with the Elves, Until 23 December
Quarry Bank, Cheshire
At Quarry Bank you can discover a complete industrial community.
In the mill you can discover what it was like to work in a cotton mill. You can explore the domestic life of the Greg family in their home, Quarry Bank House, and with a wander through the stunning picturesque gardens.
Normal admission plus £12 per child including a private family visit to meet Father Christmas and receive a gift.
• Baby and toddler meet Father Christmas (6 months – 5 years), Various dates
Gifted to the nation by Sir Charles Philips Trevelyan, Socialist MP and ‘illogical Englishman’, the 13,500-acre estate has something for everyone. The house is surrounded by an informal landscape of lawns, lakes, woodland, parkland and farmland, just waiting to be explored. Inside the house, each room is dressed for Christmas throughout recent eras, including the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, right up to the nostalgia of the more modern decades of the 20th century.
On weekends in December, live music will greet you in the Central Hall while mince pies and prosecco will be available to purchase from the kitchen to enhance the festivities. Mrs Christmas is back every weekend in December with her sparkly shoes and piles of story books, while Father Christmas will be popping in too.
Father Christmas experience, normal admission plus £25, includes festive singalongs, arts and crafts, party games and a snack plus photo opportunity and seasonal goodie bag
Mrs Christmas story telling normal admission
• Father Christmas experience, 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23
• Quiet Father Christmas experience, 10 and 18 December
• Mrs Christmas at Wallington, 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 December
The Argory , County Armagh
An Irish Gentry House, unchanged since 1900 will be the setting for Mrs Claus’ storytelling. Experience the house dressed in all its Christmas glory and then hear some of Mrs Claus’ favourite festive tales and discover more about her journey from the North Pole.
Normal admission charges
• Storytelling with Mrs Claus, 3, 4 December
When Stourhead first opened in the 1740s, a magazine described it as ‘a living work of art’. The world-famous landscape garden has at its centrepiece a magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, mystical grottoes, and rare and exotic trees. This Christmas, inside the magical Palladian mansion you’ll find Santa’s Grotto, where you can snuggle up and listen to a festive story, followed by gifts and a photo with the man himself.
Normal admission plus £15 per child
• Santa’s Grotto and storytelling Various dates in December
Biddulph Grange Garden, Staffordshire
This Victorian garden was created by James Bateman for his collection of plants from around the world. A visit takes you on a global journey from Italy to the pyramids of Egypt, a Victorian vision of China and a re-creation of a Himalayan glen. Follow a special trail around the garden to find Father Christmas in his Christmas Cottage
- Normal admission plus £10 per child. Various dates in December
Newark Park, Gloucestershire
The Newark estate is situated in an unspoilt corner of Gloucestershire, with barely a sign of modern life visible in any direction. From Tudor beginnings to 20th-century rescue, the house has many stories. And this year Father Christmas will be sharing a few and stopping by in his festive grotto in the dining room of the house. Each child will receive a gift.
Normal admission plus £6, including members, includes a present
• Meet Father Christmas at Newark Park
Various dates in December
Beningborough Hall Gallery and Gardens, North Yorkshire
Surrounded by parkland, with riverside and woodland walks on all sides, the view of the hall as you turn on to the long drive evokes images of an intriguing past. The Victorian Laundry will be the cosy setting to hear first-hand tales of music, magical elves and mishaps along the way. Every child will also get a chance to talk through their Christmas letter and will receive a present too.
- Normal admission plus £5 for adults and £12 for children. Various dates in December
Bodiam Castle, East Sussex
Discover Father Christmas’s sleigh in the castle ruins and dress up in regal winter costumes for the perfect selfie. On selected dates, spot Father Christmas, Mother Christmas or the elves around the Castle Courtyard just waiting to say hello, and enjoy the magic of Christmas with storytelling for families in a cosy tower room.
Christmas characters and storytelling on selected dates, please check website for details.
- Normal admission
Knightshayes is a great post-war garden,19th-century parkland and grand Gothic Revival architecture by Victorian visionary William Burges. This December, Father Christmas returns, courtesy of Pocketwatch Theatre. Our traditional green suited Father Christmas will be telling stories of the North Pole and giving gifts to all good children. For maximum effect, we recommend you visit the fully decorated house after your visit to Father Christmas.
- Normal admission plus £10 per child, includes a small gift and a photo opportunity. Various December dates.
You and your family can have an exclusive audience with Father Christmas in his woodland cottage and time for a brief chat – he’s a busy fellow at this time of year. There is also an option to bring along your doggie pals and get a gift for them too. The house and garden remain closed for the winter.
Normal admission plus £8 per child or £10 per child and dog, includes a small gift.
• Father Christmas in the Woodland Grotto weekends in December
Tucked away on the edge of Wellington is this rare suburban villa and mini-estate. The time capsule, which is furnished with original wallpapers, Maw’s tiles and gold medal winning fireplaces, transports you back to the pre-First World War ‘country house’ lifestyle. This festive season Sunnycroft will be transformed into a land far away, with a new magical experience inspired by Grimm’s fairy tales. Step inside the house and delight in the magic of storytelling with favourites including The Elves and the Shoemaker and others that you might discover along the way.
- Normal admission plus £15 per child
Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire
Wicken Fen, one of Europe’s most important wetlands, supports an abundance of wildlife. There are more than 9000 species, including a spectacular array of plants, birds and dragonflies. This Christmas make a date to visit Wicken Fen’s Hansel and Gretel like Fen Cottage, where Mother Christmas has taken residence and will be waiting with presents. Christmas arts and craft activities will also be available to enjoy.
Normal admission plus £12 per child
• Mother Christmas at the Fen, 10 and 11 December
Buckland Abbey, Devon
Traditional Olde Father Christmas all dressed in green is visiting Buckland again this year, to read stories, entertain and listen to your little ones Christmas wishes. Father Christmas will be meeting small groups of families in the Great Hall, where the children will sit to listen to his tales, before an opportunity to have their own conversation with him and pose for photographs.
Normal admission plus £6 per child
• Olde Father Christmas, 17, 18 December
Montacute House, Somerset
You are invited to enjoy the Elizabethan revelry, soak up the unique atmosphere and solve a mystery at Montacute House. With the family away the mice will play… The servants have thrown a party, but something precious has gone missing… As Seventeenth-century super-sleuths you will search for clues to solve the mystery.
- Normal admission charges. Until 2 January.
Arlington Court, Devon
See the house decorated for Christmas in all its Victorian splendour, from the sumptuous dining room, the Ante Room & White Drawing room where the family have opened their presents, to the Staircase Hall with a 16ft real Christmas tree and decorated balustrades.
Normal admission charges
• Christmas at the Court 19 November–18 December
This festive season explore discover the different Christmas traditions the Churchill family shared. Inside, greenery from the estate adorns the mantlepieces and trees are dressed with glass and gold, inspired by Lady Churchill’s classic taste. Outside, a warm welcome awaits with twinkling lights, decorative garlands, Christmas trees and bright lanterns to guide your way. Every weekend local carol singers will be performing outdoors and warming luxury hot chocolates will be on offer.
Normal admission charges
• Christmas with the Churchills
From 19 November -18 December, weekdays from 5 December to 23 December.
Cotehele was the ancestral home to the Edgcumbe family for centuries. The Tudor house, perched high above the River Tamar, is decorated with tapestries, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture. For over 65 years our garden team have created a 60-ft long Christmas garland using thousands of flowers grown on the estate. Join Cotehele this Christmas as the National Trust celebrate 75 years of caring for Cotehele with a special garland marking this milestone anniversary.
- Normal admission charges. From 19 November– 6 January.
Croft Castle and Parkland, Hereford
See the castle beautifully decorated with traditional decorations and greenery from the estate. Each tree has been decorated by a local community group. Sing along to carols, tuck into festive treats in the tea-room and have a go at the children’s winter trail around the gardens.
- Normal admission charges. From 19 November -1 January.
Treasurer’s House, York
Tucked behind York Minster, Treasurer’s House is not as it first appears. In 1897 it was bought by Frank Green, the grandson of a wealthy industrialist, and by 1900 he had transformed it at great speed into an elaborately decorated town house, ready for the visit of Edward VII. Celebrate the rich history of Treasurer’s House during the festive period. Discover beautiful and unique decorations, twinkling lights and all the warmth of the season.
Each room takes on its own identity and tells a small part of the story. Take your time as you meander through the spaces and get a sense of Frank Green’s version of a historic house, and his eclectic collection of art and furniture.
- Normal admission charges. From 19 November–18 December.
Enchanting scenes from the famous carol ’the 12 Days of Christmas’ come to life at Hughenden this Christmas. Witness seven swans a-swimming on a cascade of blue baubles and step through five giant gold rings into the fairy-lit manor. Inside, the aromas of sandalwood and cinnamon accompany a tour of sparkling trees and themed decorations. There’s story-telling and Christmas crafts for children, plus live performances at weekends.
- Normal admission charges. From 21 November–2 January.
Speke Hall, Liverpool
Speke Hall is a rare Tudor timber-framed manor house in an unusual setting on the banks of the River Mersey. Restored in the 19th century, it is a unique mixture of Tudor simplicity and Victorian Arts and Crafts’ aesthetics. Step inside Speke Hall to experience the Tudor house adorned with festive decorations. Marvel at fresh garlands, admire twinkling trees and say hello to our merry costumed guides to hear tales of Christmases past.
- Normal admission charges. From 25 November–11 December.
Nunnington Hall, North Yorkshire (Christmas past, present, future)
Enjoy Christmases past, present(ish) and future at Nunnington Hall this winter. From Victorian splendour to Tudor feasts, extravagant Georgian Twelfth Night parties to 1980s buffets, there’s plenty to see. There’ll also be a chance to see what local schoolchildren think Christmas in the year 3000 will be like! While a special evening opening of Nunnington Hall, will invite visitors to experience the festive Hall after-hours. Get warm round the firepit, enjoy a hot drink and grab a bite to eat, before heading into the Hall to see it decked out in all its Christmas glory.
- Normal admission charges. From 25 November.
Bateman’s, East Sussex
Visit Bateman’s, home of Rudyard Kipling this winter for a warm Christmas welcome; complete with log fire and real Christmas trees decorated with an abundance of twinkly lights. The decorations take their inspiration from the sumptuous colours of peacocks feathers – teal, purple and gold, inspired by the peacocks in Kipling’s poem about Bateman’s, ‘The Glory of the Garden’. Enter the Jacobean house under a natural archway of flowers and foliage and be dazzled by the skill and craftsmanship of the decorations as you step inside the house. When you enter the Exhibition rooms, you will find an enchanting exhibition of watercolours by local artist, Claire Fletcher. Known for her whimsical vintage inspired illustrations, these new works have been created especially for Bateman’s and inspired by Kipling’s most famous book, The Jungle Book. With interactive elements for children, there is plenty to amuse and delight all ages from dressing up to origami and choirs to mince pies. Christmas delights continue throughout the site with peacock inspired decorations in the Scullery bookshop, Oast shop and Mulberry tea room where festive treats await. The creative magic doesn’t stop as you walk around the grounds as you discover illuminated willow creatures in the gardens and enjoy Christmas choirs on Sundays in December. If that wasn’t enough, you can warm yourself in the cosy tea room with a tasty turkey sandwich or luxury hot chocolate.
- Normal admission. From 26 November –2 January
Hinton Ampner, Hampshire
The much-loved world of The Wind in the Willows comes to Hinton Ampner. Follow Mole, Rat and Badger as they leave their sheltered lives in the woods and along the riverbank to rescue incorrigible friend Toad from his wild adventures. Rooms are beautifully decorated to tell the story, and outside, you can visit the characters’ homes, dressed in charming seasonal displays, from Mole’s sweet little burrow among the trees, to the grandeur of Toad Hall in the walled garden. Storytelling sessions: enjoy Wind in the Willows storytelling on selected dates, in the cosy setting of Hinton Ampner’s second-hand bookshop (subject to volunteer availability).
- Normal admission prices. From 26 November–2 January.
Kingston Lacy, Dorset
Christmas folklore from around the world comes to Kingston Lacy this December, with a multitude of Christmas decorations that share different traditions. Discover Colombia’s Day of Little Candles in the Library, the tale behind the perennially popular carol ‘Silent Night’ in the Drawing Room, and the magical Legend of the Christmas Spider, an Eastern European folk tale popular in Ukraine in the Dining Room. The Spanish Room will highlight the story of the Three Kings, based on the Spanish Fiesta de los Reyes, and the staircase will be decorated with shoes, explaining the Icelandic tradition of children putting shoes in their windows to receive sweets (or rotting potatoes, depending on how well the child has behaved!). In the Servant’s Hall you’ll find activity cards, recipe cards and a tree inviting visitors to share their own traditions, bringing friends and families together across different generations. Outside, head for the beautifully decorated Shepherd’s Hut in the Laundry Courtyard to take a seasonal selfie
- Normal admission prices. From 26 November-2 January.
Penrhyn Castle and Garden, Gwynedd
Join us at Penrhyn Castle this Christmas to share and explore what we do together during the festive period. Find six past times that have stood the test of time: Pick up some great winter gardening tips down in the walled garden and take a Christmas selfie with friends and family at our giant wreath. Head to the kitchens to share your festive Christmas recipes and peruse some new ones. Discover the joy of watercolours in the Ebony Room and unwind with some sewing in the Drawing Room. In the library you can settle down with a good book or play some board games and connect with your loved ones. If you’re looking to connect and get a taste of Christmas, Penrhyn Castle is the place to be this festive season.
- From 26 November – 18 December
Petworth House and Park, West Sussex
Magnificently decorated trees fill the seventeenth century mansion at Petworth this Christmas. The Marble Hall has been transformed into an enchanted winter forest scene with sparkling lights and woodland creatures – look out for deer crafted from winter greenery, and tiny mice. In the chapel you can add a Christmas wish to a tree. Wood carved trees decorate Petworth’s famous Grinling Gibbons’ Carved Room, against a backdrop of winter greenery and candles. Two special late evening openings give you a chance to experience the sparkle of Petworth after dark and listen to choirs singing in the courtyard.
- Normal admission charges From 26 November–2 January
Corfe Castle, Dorset
Explore the castle and follow the trail as it winds up through the ruins, and learn about different winter traditions such as plays, decorations, food, songs and feasting from the Stuart era. When the English Civil War of the 1640s brought a puritan-led government to power they quickly passed laws to ban ‘sinful’ Christmas celebrations, many of which they said were pagan in origin. Discover the changing Christmas traditions during this turbulent time and think about how the Bankes family of Corfe Castle, loyal royalists, might have defied Parliament and celebrated Christmas despite the restrictions.
- Normal admission charges From 26 November – 6 January
Take a trip to the Orangery to find the BFG in pictures exhibition featuring illustrations from Quentin Blake. This exhibition from the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration is curated by Quentin Blake. The setting will be adorned with twinkly lights and feeling cosy from the cold outside. While adults will love the nostalgia, kids will delight in the pictures and activities, including dressing up and games.
In the historic palace, warm yourself by a roaring fire in the Great Hall and explore Knole’s historic showrooms adorned with festive displays. Outside, enjoy a walk around Kent’s last medieval deer park and little ones can follow the parkland trail to receive a prize at the end.
- Normal admission charges plus £5 per trail. From 26 November – 23 December
Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey
The Snowman™ is coming to Winkworth Arboretum this Christmas. Relive the magic of Raymond Briggs’ heart-warming picture book. Find twelve decorated sculptures of The Snowman™ along a wintry woodland trail for all the family. Carousel rides, games and hot chocolate add to the festive fun. Your little ones will be ready for dreams full of Christmas wonder by the end of a fun-filled day.
Walking with The Snowman at Winkworth Arboretum is presented by National Trust and Wild in Art in collaboration with Penguin Ventures (part of Penguin Random House UK).
- Normal admission charges. From 26 November–2 January
Blickling Estate, Norfolk
Join a fantastical 1930s Christmas party in the Jacobean mansion, explore rooms decked with festive splendour – you might even be greeted by Lord Lothian as you enter the Great Hall. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas. The route through the house will take in the ground floor, basement kitchen and some of the first floor showrooms.
- Normal admission charges. From 28 November–18 December
Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Cambridgeshire
Experience a magical Christmas in the country at Anglesey Abbey, just 5 miles from Cambridge. Enjoy seasonal sparkle as you explore the richly decorated ground floor rooms in the Jacobean-style house. Don’t miss the showstopper tree in the Tapestry Hall, a perfect spot to stop and take photos. The dining table will be dressed with foliage and food, and the domestic wing will give a sense of everyone getting ready for Christmas. In the wider estate, visit the sensory winter garden, indulge in festive shopping and embark on a wintry adventure in the Hoe Fen woodland play area.
- Normal admission charges
Castle Ward, County Down
This festive season, we invite you to step inside Castle Ward and experience the Mansion dressed for an evocative 18th century Christmas. Atmospheric lighting will accentuate the period plasterwork and panelling, and the moving shadows will add to the intrigue of the old rooms. The halls will be wreathed in colourful historical garlands; the dining table decorated with festive foods and rich wines.The Stable yard will be dressed in Georgian style with Christmas lights, accompanied by our living history actors telling you the stories of those who called Castle Ward home during the 18th century. On late-night opening enjoy a night-time experience of Castle Ward lit up by the twinkling lights.
- Normal admission charges. From 2 December
Tyntesfield, North Somerset
This festive season Tyntesfield house will be home to the Gibbs family dressed in their Victorian finery. Look out for them passing through with their friends, maids, chaplain, butler and footmen and soak up the atmosphere as the family and their servants prepare for the Christmas festivities. Set on Christmas Eve during the late Victorian period, listeners are cast as potential workers. The experience will weave a Christmas theme with stories, games and delights. Each sound stop will be between 2-3 mins long with an interactive real-world element. With a seasonal underscore, vivid characters and a sprinkle of audio magic, listeners will be treated to a unique and memorable experience.
- Normal admission charges. From 3 December-2 January
Barrington Court, Somerset
Our Christmas experience will include a stroll around twinkling Christmas trees in the old cow shed and an opportunity to shop for bespoke gifts at the artisan workshops. A warming drink at our café will complete the wonderful day. Paint a wooden decoration – every day with Jozef Mesar, Master Woodcarver, in his workshop
- Normal admission charges. From 3–31 December
Sutton Hoo, Suffolk
Join Anglo-Saxon living history and re-enactment group Thegns of Mercia as they turn the High Hall exhibition building into an Anglo-Saxon feasting hall.
Venture inside Tranmer House to discover what Christmas was like for archaeologists working at Sutton Hoo during the 1980s with our archaeology-inspired Christmas decorations. In the drawing room, enjoy the main Christmas tree with decorations inspired by the objects discovered at Sutton Hoo. Don’t miss the temporary display cabinet to find out how Edith Pretty spent some of her Christmases with extracts from her travel diaries, including her trip to India in 1901, where she watched the sunrise over the Taj Mahal on Christmas Day.
Pick up a free family activity sheet when you arrive to see what decorations you can spot and head into the Discovery Room for other free Yule themed family activities.
- Normal admission charges. From December 3.
Greenway House was the holiday home of Agatha Christie, and all the family would gather here to celebrate the season. They would trim the rooms with traditional decorations and play family Christmas games.
Inspired by Agatha’s fictional character Jane Marple and her love of knitting and sleuthing, the house will be decorated as though she’s come to stay for the holidays. Handcrafted decorations will adorn themed trees, there’ll be touches of a traditional English country village Christmas and visitors can get hands on with some festive crafts.
- Normal admission charges. From December 4
It’s 1878, The Marquess and Marchioness of Bristol are throwing a splendid Christmas party at their home in Ickworth and you are invited. Prepare for Victorian finery, lavish desserts and décor galore as you explore the State Rooms and marvel at historic collections while you take in the Christmas splendour. And head to the West Wing Gallery to take part in Christmas crafts where you can make festive items to take home with you. Outside, follow the trail, find all ten presents and discover the story of Lady Geraldine, 3rd Marchioness of Bristol.
- Normal admission charges. From 3 December
Calke Abbey, Derbyshire
Come together to explore Christmases of Calke’s past, and make festive traditions of your own. Discover a Victorian Christmas in the historic house before exploring the underground tunnel to the Stableyards, moving through Christmases of the twentieth century. Emerge outside where darkness has fallen, to reveal an illuminated trail of festive lights through the Stableyards and Pleasure Grounds. Don’t miss interactive shadow puppets, a 360-star projection and a willow light tunnel.
- Normal admission charges. From 3 December
Upton House, Warwickshire
Get into the festive spirit with a visit to Upton House and Gardens this Christmas. See the 1930s house decorated with enchanting displays based around Aesop’s Fables and find the hidden clues on the Aesop’s Fables Cheeky Creature Christmas Quest. Or why not join a festive event such as a traditional Christmas storytelling evening, with tales including The Fox That Cried ‘Sour Grapes’?
- From December 2
Powis Castle and Garden, Powys
This festive season over-the-top Christmas trees, festive fireplaces and beautiful lights transform the 13th-century castle into a magical experience. Taking inspiration from the treasures that lie within, each State Room will transport you to a different part of the world. Venetian, Chinese, Elizabethan – there’s something special to discover in every corner of the castle this Christmas. The magic at this medieval castle truly comes to life after dusk. Let lights guide the way and see the ornate State Rooms beautifully decorated.
Outside younger visitors can follow clues dotted around the world-famous Baroque Garden and discover the signs in nature that tell a hedgehog to hibernate.
- Normal admission charges. From 3 December
Chirk Castle, Wrexham
Immerse yourself in the spirit of Chirk Castle this Christmas, surrounded by magical trees with unique decorations inspired by the castle’s collection and surrounding nature. Make it onto the nice list by leaving a foodbank donation with Father Christmas in his Reverse Grotto and enjoy wintry walks venturing through the quiet parkland, warming cups of hot chocolate and Christmas shopping. There’s something to add some sparkle to everyone’s Christmas.
- Normal admission charges. From 3 December
Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan
This year Dyffryn Gardens is offering everyone the chance to quite literally step into Christmas. There will be life-size Edwardian Christmas cards for you to go inside and be a part of. You can try your hand at traditional Christmas games, see all the festive floral decorations, grab a hot seasonal drink and listen to choirs sing carols.
- Normal admission charges. From 3 December
Lyme Park, Cheshire
Visit the Regency mansion and see Christmas through the memories of 10 year old Phyllis Legh, the daughter of Lord Newton as she takes you on her experience of a ‘Country House at Christmas’ and make your own. For an extra-special visit to Lyme this Christmas, why not join the ‘Sneaky Experience’? This interactive enchanted adventure is crammed with magical characters and invites families on a quest to help save Christmas, closing with an opportunity to meet Father Christmas
- Normal admission prices. From 2–24 December
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, Norfolk
See the beautifully decorated tree in the Morning Room, the grand festive feast in the Dining Room and the Drawing Room set up with traditional games and drinks. Take a look at how the house staff might have celebrated in the servant’s corridor. Then head outside for a festive walk through the woods and see how many trees you can spot decorated for Christmas.
- Normal admission prices. From 3 December
Hezzlett House, County Londonderry
We invite you to a create a beautiful Christmas wreath to take home and proudly display.
Join our talented and wonderful team of volunteers in Hezzlett House, single-storey thatched 17th-century cottage as they help you to create a beautiful festive wreath for your home for Christmas. Wreath making will teach you from start to finish how to make and decorate your own wreath using foliage and berries from Downhill estate.
- Festive treats included. From 14 December
The Argory, County Armagh
Join Memory Makers at the Argory to get creative and Christmassy with a wreath making workshop. You’ll go home with a beautiful decoration, and that festive feeling. Tickets cost £45 and include festive refreshments and a tour of the house decorated in all its Christmas glory. If you wish to go on a house tour, please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the start of the workshop.
- From 16 December
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