Things to see & do
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Open for you this December
This December, we're open six days a week, Saturday to Thursday, closed Fridays.
- The below-stairs rooms are open 12-3pm
- The garden, café and shop are open11-4pm (last entry 3.30pm)
Please note, we are closed 24-25 December.
See opening times...
Visit below stairs with a garden ticket
New, from Sunday 1 December
Complete your visit to Ham with a hands-on experience in our basement - see what it would have been like to live and work below stairs. (A house ticket was previously required to visit the below stairs rooms).
Winter walks to Ham
Ham is located along the rural River Thames and is close to Richmond Park and the iconic Richmond Hill. Why not download one of our walks which start at local train stations?
Visit our activities page to download a walk...
Follow a trail to Santa's grotto
Weekends of 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 Dec
Follow our Christmas trail in the 17th-century gardens to Santa's grotto where every child will receive a Christmas gift.
£3 per trail plus normal admission, booking not needed
Ghost tours at haunted Ham
Reputed to be the most haunted house in Britain, discover the ghostly tales of Ham; includes the story about our Christmas Eve ghost, the 9th Earl.
Festive drink and nibbles in the Orangery followed by ghost tour in the house and garden.
All tickets £22
Outdoor games to play
Hire your games from the gift shop
Connect four, quoits, noughts and crosses... hire out a basket containing an outdoor game to play in the garden.
£10 refundable deposit per game
Make your own Christmas baubles
Thurs 12 Dec, 11am-1pm
Make a set of baubles for yourself or as a gift. Pick up great ideas for simple, handmade decorations using inexpensive materials. Includes lunch.
Christmas greens workshop
Thurs 12 Dec, 1.45-3.45pm
Looking for some fresh inspiration this Christmas? Revive a lovely tradition and make a pretty kissing bough using winter greenery. Includes refreshments.
Warm up after a winter walk
Why not warm up by the wood burning stove in our new-look cafe after a long winter walk?
Ham supper club back in 2014
Fri 14 Feb: Valentine's
Fri 4 Apr : Easter
Fri 13 June: Summer
Includes 3 courses and welcome drink.
Introductory house tours
15 Feb - 6 Mar (except Fri) 2014
Guided tour of selected rooms, last tour 3.30pm. Tickets available on first come, first served basis on the day.
Normal admission applies