A Nutcracker Christmas

See a classic tale brought to life at Mottisofnt and Hinton Ampner © John Millar

See a classic tale brought to life at Mottisofnt and Hinton Ampner

Hinton Ampner & Mottisfont, Hants

Two of our places in Hampshire are embracing the classic tale of the Nutcracker this Christmas.

For a traditional, intimate take on the theme visit Hinton Ampner, near Alresford, from 6 – 14 Dec. Whilst at Mottisfont, near Romsey, you can experience the Nutcracker with a modern twist from 29 Nov – 4 Jan (closed 24 & 25 Dec).
 

A country house Christmas

You might recognise Basildon from Downton Abbey or Pride and Prejudice © John Miller

You might recognise Basildon from Downton Abbey or Pride and Prejudice

Basildon Park, Berkshire

Follow the woodland path through the illuminated enchanted forest to the door of Basildon Park, Pangbourne; open daily in December (closed 24 & 25). Inside the elegant rooms will be adorned with traditional decorations, real Christmas trees and festive flower displays.
 

An Arts & Crafts family Christmas

Follow the Beale family over 24 hours of Christmas at Standen © John Miller

Follow the Beale family over 24 hours of Christmas at Standen

Standen, Mid Sussex

Every day from 29 Nov – 4 Jan (closed 24 & 25 Dec), Arts & Crafts house Standen, near East Grinstead, will be atmospherically lit with its original light fittings and decorated in 1920s festive style for a traditional Beale family Christmas. They’ll also be a History of Christmas exhibition, selling arts and crafts exhibition, festive trails, and an advent garden.

A vintage country Christmas

A Christmas inspired by vintage copies of Country Life magazine at Petworth © Ian Pearce

A Christmas inspired by vintage copies of Country Life magazine at Petworth

Petworth House & Park, West Sussex

Inside the magnificent 17th-century mansion of Petworth House and Park, near Midhurst, you’ll be transported to a vintage-style country house Christmas. Daily from 6 Dec – 2 Jan (closed 24 & 25 Dec) several rooms will be dressed to welcome guests for a luxurious evening of traditional entertainments and dinner.
 

A living advent calendar Christmas

Don't miss the huge Christmas tree in the hall at Polesden © NTPL/John Millar

Don't miss the huge Christmas tree in the hall at Polesden

Polesden Lacey, Surrey

At weekends from 29 Nov – 21 Dec see Polesden Lacey, near Dorking, decorated as a living advent calendar, with 24 scenes and activities depicting the countdown to Christmas. Plus horse-drawn carriage rides, food tastings and Father Christmas who will be roving in the house and gardens.
 

Christmas in Kent

From elf trails to houses decorated through the ages, discover what festive traditions you can enjoy in Kent this Christmas.

Christmas in Surrey

From candlelit houses to traditional carols, discover what festive traditions you can enjoy in Surrey this Christmas.

Christmas in London

From visiting Father Christmas to craft fairs, discover what festive traditions you can enjoy in London this Christmas.

Christmas in East Sussex

Ashridge family Christmas walk © NTPL

From an elves watermill workshop to winter rambles, discover what festive traditions you can enjoy in East Sussex this Christmas.

Christmas in West Sussex

Come and join in our Christmas wreath making workshop © NTPL/Arnhel de Serra

From wreath making workshops to Christmas markets, find out what festive traditions you can enjoy in West Sussex this Christmas.

Christmas in Hampshire

From foodie treats to cracker making, discover what festive traditions you can enjoy in Hampshire this Christmas.

Christmas in Berks, Bucks & Oxon

From family crafts to that home-spun feel, discover what festive traditions you can enjoy in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire this Christmas.