Christmas at the Court

Experience the magic this Christmas and join us for a Victorian Christmas at Arlington Court.


Rag rug Christmas wreath workshop

Sat 2 Dec, 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 artist Deborah Hastings. You’ll take home a completed wreath ready to hang. All materials, tools and hot drinks included. £20 (includes entry) booking essential

Christmas at the Court

Sat 2, Sun 3, Sat 9, Sun 10, Sat 16, Sun 17, Mon 18 & Tue 19 Dec, 10.30am-4pm​
Join us and get in the festive mood this winter. The house will be decorated for a Victorian Christmas, there will be an outdoor festive family trail and a craft activity.

Knitted Mice trail

The mice at the Carriage Museum have been joined by their Canadian cousins, but uh oh, they've dropped their carol sheets and jumbled up the carol. Can you find the mice and help them unjumble the pages and discover the carol they are supposed to be singing. Pick up a free trail sheet from the shop.

Christmas crafts

Sat 2, Sun 3, Sat 9, Sun 10, Sat 16, Sun 17, Mon 18 & Tue 19 Dec, 10.30am-4pm​
Have a go at making your own Christmas pomander to take home.

Christmas trail

Sat 2, Sun 3, Sat 9, Sun 10, Sat 16, Sun 17, Mon 18 & Tue 19 Dec, 10.30am-4pm​
Pick up a free Christmas advent calendar trail and explore the outdoors this winter! Look out for the festive deer on the way, they may hold a clue…

Festive natural decorations workshop

Sat 9 & Sat 16 Dec, 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 a piece home. All material provided. Please bring secateurs and gardening gloves. £20 (includes entry)  booking essential.

Father Christmas

Sat 16, Sun 17, Mon 18 & Tue 19 Dec, 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. Child £4 for Father Christmas visit, admission charges apply, booking essential.

Normal admission prices apply for all events unless otherwise stated. Become a National Trust member and gain free admission to National Trust properties and free parking too. You can become a member on site or join the National Trust online. For more information about events telephone us on 01271 850296..