Christmas

The Red House Christmas tree dressed with traditional decorations © National Trust/James Breslin

The Red House Christmas tree dressed with traditional decorations

Deck the halls

From 5 December

See Red House in all its traditional Christmas glory. Whilst winter foliage is spread throughout the house, the tree is adorned with gingerbread, dried oranges, cinnamon sticks and strings of popcorn. The oak staircase provides a wonderful frame for dried hops and lavender and the aroma pervades the house evoking the spirit of a Victorian Christmas.

Olde Father Christmas telling stories of Christmas past

Olde Father Christmas telling stories of Christmas past

Olde Father Christmas visits

Sat 6 and Sun 7 December
Find out how some of our traditions started and begin your run up to Christmas with a truly unique visit. Dressed in traditional green, our Father Christmas will again entertain children and adults alike with stories of Christmas past.

  • Both days at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 3pm and 4pm for 1/2 hour
  • Normal admission fees apply plus £4 per child including a toy
  • No need to book

Christmas treats

Make sure you try the tasty mince pies or one of our seasonal treats like Bucks Fizz cake on sale in the cafe. There are warming lunches available too. Don't forget to visit our shop for Christmas gifts galore.

Mummers play

Watch a traditional Mummers play by the well at Red House

Sunday 14 December 1.30pm
Join in the fun with the Morris men as they perform a traditional Mummers play around the well, just as William Morris would have enjoyed it.

  • Free but garden entry fees apply
  • Mulled cider available to purchase

 

Christmas crafts

Comae along and decorate your own wombat decoration for your tree at home

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Dec 1.30 pm - 4 pm
We have wombats on our tree this year to celebrate finding a wombat in our Burne-Jones wall painting. Children can join in the fun and decorate their own to take home and put on their tree.

  • Free but normal admission charges apply

 

The local Front Room singers group get everyone in the mood for Christmas © National Trust/Jan Gillon

The local Front Room singers group get everyone in the mood for Christmas

Carols in the hall

Sunday 14 December 7pm-8.30pm
Get in the mood for Christmas by dressing up warmly and joining in with carols sung by the Front Room singers in the hall.

  • £15pp inc mulled cider and mince pies
  • SOLD OUT

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