Christmas capers in Northern Ireland

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Let the enchantment of Christmas with the National Trust be a part of your festive plans this season. With Santa for the children, homemade crafts for parents and traditional carols for grandparents, why not bring the whole family and be together at this most truly wonderful time of the year. Here's just a taster of what's happening over the festive period.

County Fermanagh

13-14 December, 8pm
The Grand Hall at Castle Coole will be brought to life with festive music and favourite Christmas carols performed by the Fermanagh Choral Society. Adult £15. Booking essential - contact 028 6634 8249.

County Londonderry

21 December, 7pm
Enjoy an evening of Christmas songs, old and new, performed in the magical setting of Mussenden Temple, Downhill Demesne. Perfect for the whole family to get you in the mood for Christmas. Adult £18. Booking essential - contact 028 7084 9025.

When you've had enough of the festive feasting why not head outdoors and resolve to visit more of our special places, more often...

New Year’s Day Winter Woodland Walk, 1 January 2pm
Walk the woods at Mount Stewart with an experienced guide and feel less guilty about that extra portion of pudding. The perfect way to start off the New Year. Children over 10 years and dogs welcome. Adult £10 Child £3 Family £22. Booking essential - contact 028 4278 8387.

New Year’s Resolution - Get Fit, 1 January 12pm-3pm.
A chance to start the New Year as you might mean to go on and work off the excesses of the Yuletide and New Year binge! Join us at Murlough NNR on a guided exercise trail and walk to gently break you in and blow the cobwebs away. Suitable footwear essential. No charge. Donations welcome. Booking essential - contact 028 4375 1467.