Christmas festivities at Arlington Court 2016

Join us to celebrate Christmas at Arlington Court with an array of festivities with something to suit all tastes and activities suitable for all ages. We recommend you book early for any events as they do fill up fast

What better way to start Christmas than with a bit of Christmas shoppping. Arlington's Christmas Fair is on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November, 10.30am-4pm both days. With over 50 local stall holders, there will be something for everyone. And, if you live in an EX postcode area you can gain free entry to the fair by showing a driving license or utility bill at reception.

Don't worry if you can't make it to the fair, the shop is bedecked with a whole range of Christmas decorations and gifts.

Festive weekends

Every weekend, 11am-4pm, from 26 Nov - 18 Dec, plus Monday & Tuesday 19 & 20 December
Bring the family to explore the house, carriage museum and gardens dressed for Christmas. Marvel at the knitted gingerbread house in the carriage museum and follow the 12 days of Christmas trail to find all the gifts mentioned in the song.

Rag rug Christmas wreath workshop

Sunday 3 December, 10am-2:30pm
Make a recycled fabric wreath which can be used for years to come. Learn the skill of rag rug making to create a unique and colourful decoration, from Deborah Hastings. You'll take home a completed wreath ready to hang. All materials, tools and hot drinks included.
Adults £20.00
Booking Essential on 01271 850296

Festive natural decorations (including wreaths)

10 & 11 December, 10:30am-3pm
Join us for a class in making decorations from materials in your garden. Learn the basics of how to construct wreaths and natural decorations. Leave a piece of your work at Arlington for us to display and take home a creation for your home. All materials provided. Please bring secateurs and gardening gloves.
Adults £15.00. 
Booking Essential on 01271 850296

Father Christmas

Sunday 11 & 17-20 December, 12-3pm
Come to our festive grotto in the stables at the carriage museum and meet our traditional green Father Christmas. All good girls and boys will receive a present. Plus enjoy the festive decorations and be inspired to make your own.
Child £3 for Father Christmas visit, admission charges apply.
Booking Essential on 01271 850296

During opening times you'll be able to shop for that perfect present and enjoy some tasty seasonal food in the festively decorated tea-room.