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All about Christmas

Want to know more about a National Trust Christmas?

Our Christmas page is full of things to do this December both at National Trust places and at home with the family.

Find things to bake, decorations to make and events to attend.


Learn how to make all sorts of things for Christmas including a decorative star or wreath.

There's a wide range of workshops taking place across the South West to help you get everything ready for Christmas.

Christmas shopping

Christmas shopping at Dyrham Park © National Trust

Our shops stock everything you need to get ready for Christmas.

There are all sorts of decorations, from traditional baubles to cute wooden characters plus all the necessities like Christmas cards and gifts for all ages and interests.

Christmas markets

Christmas market © NTPL/National Trust Images/David Levenson

Christmas fairs and markets across the South West are a great way to pick up some unusual gifts and produce.

Local trades people and producers host a wide range of stalls, including locally made food and drink, plus homemade crafts and decorations.

50 things

Keep ticking off your 50 things this winter. Here's some that are best completed at this time of year;

  • Play in the snow (fingers crossed we get some).
  • Go stargazing. Long nights and clear skies make this easy.
  • Cook on a campfire. Warm up and toast some marshmallows.

The great outdoors

The Beech Allee during January at Hidcote in Gloucestershire

The Beech Allee during January at Hidcote in Gloucestershire

The countryside, gardens and parks in the South West take a dramatic turn at this time of year.

Find somewhere to take your bike, or explore on foot and go wildlife spotting, geocaching or running.

We're dog friendly

Missy prefers to chew her Christmas antlers than to wear them © National Trust

Days out can be tricky when you've got a four-legged friend to consider. Of course dogs are part of the family, and many of our places are dog-friendly so you don't need to leave your pooch at home.

Christmas recipes

If you’re looking for some inspiration in the kitchen this holiday season take a look at our selection of Christmas recipes below.

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