Added Christmas sparkle brings the house to life © NTPL

Added Christmas sparkle brings the house to life

Festivities at Arlington Court

Join us at Arlington as we celebrate festive traditions, both old and new. This year the whole property is open at weekends from 7 November - 20 December and fully decorated for Christmas from 21 November.

We have a range of activities in the lead-up to Christmas including our ever-popular fair, spread across two days, with local stallholders selling all manner of items. Wreath making workshops and of course Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without our traditional green Father Christmas - visit him in his grotto in the stables. Unwrap our full Christmas programme and join in the Arlington Christmas count down.

Father Christmas

Father christmas in his traditional green outfit

Come to our festive grotto in the stables at the carriage museum and meet our Father Christmas dressed in his traditional green suit. All good girls and boys will receive a present. £4 per child. Booking essential on 01271 850296. 

Write a letter to Father Christmas. Download letter template here (PDF).

Yuletide treats

The holly is only for decoration

Snuggle up by the fire in our tea-room with a hot festive drink and mice pie or one of our home-made cakes. Alternatively choose something more filling such as a a wholesome soup made from produce from the walled garden or a scrummy panini.

Christmas shopping

Explore our shop and find the perfect gift this Christmas. We sell everything from jams and chutneys made from our own produce to other locally made items and a range of National Trust merchandise.