Visitors enjoying the snow at Ham House, Richmond-upon-Thames © NTPL/John Millar

Visitors enjoying the snow at Ham House, Richmond-upon-Thames

Make Ham your Christmas tradition

Our below stairs rooms, café, shop and gardens are open seven days a week this winter. (Please note, we’re closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day).
There's something for kids and grown-ups this festive season from ghost tours, visiting Father Christmas to winter walks and garden trails.

What's on?

  • Ham House is reputed to be the most haunted house in Britain © Nick Meers

    Christmas ghost tours

    Wed 3, 10, 17 Dec and Thur 4, 11, 18 Dec, 7.30pm

    Atmospheric after-hours ghost tours in the house and gardens. Includes festive traditional refreshments,

    All tickets £22

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  • Meet Father Christmas © Arnhel de Serra

    Visit Father Christmas

    Weekends of 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 and Mon 22 and Tues 23 Dec, 10am-3pm

    Follow a trail in the garden which will lead you to Father Christmas in his grotto and receive a traditional Christmas gift.

    £3.50 per child plus normal admission

    No need to book

  • Some lovely homemade Christmas baubles © Rebecca Kellet

    Baubles and bling

    Fri 5 Dec, 10.30am-2.45pm

    Personalise your Christmas and create handmade decorations for your home.

    £42; includes lunch and entry

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  • Some lovely homemade Christmas baubles © NTPL

    Buds and berries

    Fri 12 Dec, 10.30am-2.45pm

    Like a change from a wreath? Learn floristry skills and get creative with winter greenery.

    £42; includes lunch and entry

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Winter walks

Take a stroll on a crisp winter’s day

From the iconic views on Richmond Hill to the deer in Richmond Park, why not explore the beautiful landscape around Ham on a crisp winter walk?

Choose a walk to download...

Holiday trail

Do you want to share my cake?

27 Dec - 4 Jan

Enjoy our winter garden after Christmas and take part in our family garden trail.

£1 per trail plus normal admission

Art activities

join our family fun workshops this Christmas

Weekends and school holidays

Join us in the below stairs rooms for free self-led festive family art activities.

Normal admission applies

For someone who has everything...

Sparkling Christmas lights on the tree

Sparkling Christmas lights on the tree

National Trust gift membership

Enjoy over 500 special places as often as you like.  What's more, your membership will be helping us to protect Ham and other special places for future generations to enjoy.

From £27 per person

Food and gifts

There’s nothing like a freshly baked mince pie at Christmas

Visit the Orangery café for a warming glass of mulled wine and delicious mince pie created by our bakers. Then why not pop into the shop too for that perfect Christmas gift?

Eating and shopping...