Things to see & do

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Wrap up Christmas at our Frost Fair

 © National Trust/Sean Hattersley

Our Frost Fair is an antidote to the high street, with over 100 local traders selling high-quality gifts in our historic grounds from Friday 28 - Sunday 30 November. From fine foods to delicate hand crafted jewellery and present ideas galore, you’re sure to find something special for Christmas, and there’ll also be hot food on offer to treat yourself to as you browse. Admission charges vary for non-members over the weekend: see our events page for full details.

Winter tours

Our mansion is open for winter tours only every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in November (excluding 28-30 November). Our winter tours vary daily, and range from tours sharing our stories to behind-the-scenes looks at the restoration of our John Nash roof. Ask our reception team on your visit to find out what's on today.

Christmas is coming

Join us for a season of festive traditions and explore the mansion decorated for Christmas through the ages. Make merry in the Dining Room and try the Charleston or admire the costumes on display from our stores and the set of Downton Abbey. Our mansion will be open and decorated for Christmas on Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 December, and from Saturday 13 to Tuesday 23 December.

Cycle policy

Children under five years old are welcome to learn to cycle in the grounds on tricycles, training bikes without pedals, and bikes with stabilisers. Download our Cycle Policy for more information.