'Christmas in colours' at Avebury
This year our theme at Avebury is 'Christmas in colours' taking you through the crystal whites of frosty winter to the warm tones of the fire side.
We have something for everyone this Christmas. Scroll down to find out more. For details of times, location and prices, go to our What’s On page here.
Calendar of events (scroll down for more details)
- Christmas in colours (20 November – 2 January)
- Wreath making workshops (29 November)
- Winter warmer walk (3 December)
- Music, lights and merriment (4 December)
- Winter family trail: Percy the Park Keeper (4 December - 3 January)
- Christmas market (5 December)
- Winter warmer walk (9 December)
- Reindeer hobby horse making (20 - 23 December)
Avebury Manor 'Christmas in colours'
Please note new date: 20 November - 2 January (Thursdays-Sundays only)
Each of the rooms in Avebury Manor will be decorated in a different colour. Enjoy the russet reds and oranges of the Tudor Parlour, see the beautiful blue and purple handmade peacock that sits at the head of the table in the Georgian Dining Room, the evergreen shades in the Billard Room and many more discoveries as you journey through the ages.
There's a family area in the Withdrawing Room with children’s toys and stories under a rainbow tree. There will also be a ‘tree of hope’ where visitors can add their wish for the new year.
Avebury Manor is open Thu-Sun during this period (subject to volunteer availability). We advise that you ring 01672 539250 before travelling.
Find out more details on the 'What's On' page here
Take pride in having your own hand-made Christmas wreath on your front door this year. These small, friendly workshops are very popular. Using natural materials let your imagination run free and create something personal and individual. Find out more details on the 'What's On' page here
Winter warmer walk
with Dr Nick Snashall, National Trust Archaeologist for the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site
3 and 9 December, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Why not leave the crowds behind and join expert archaeologist, Dr Nick, for a winter ramble around the stone circles to learn all about the prehistory of the site and recent research into this enigmatic place? The walk will be followed by Christmas liqueur and mince pies served in the National Trust shop, where you'll have a 10% discount on all items purchased. Find out more details on the 'What's On' page here
Music, lights and merriment
4 December, 4-6pm
Join us for a festive late opening event in the Old Farmyard at Avebury. Once again there will be Christmas music getting everyone in the festive mood, and there will be gift stalls in the Barn. The market will continue throughout the day on Sunday 5 December. Find out more details on the 'What's On' page here
5 December, the Barn in the Old Farmyard
Join us for a Christmas market in the Barn in the Old Farmyard at Avebury. Selling a wide range of hand crafted gifts and festive items, you'll find this the perfect place for a spot of Christmas shopping. Find out more details on the 'What's On' page here
Family fun with a Winter trail: Percy the Park Keeper
4 December - 3 January, 11am-4pm
The trail will take place in the Old Farmyard at Avebury. Children can become Percy’s helper for the day – there will be winter tasks, activities, games, clues and a note from Percy to help you on your way. Children can collect a prize at the end.
Find out how to take part in the adventure here:
Reindeer hobby horse making
20 - 23 December, 11am - 3pm
This is a great way to add an extra fun dimension to the run up to Christmas, so why not bring your little ones along to make their very own festive reindeer hobby horse? Find out more details on the 'What's On' page here
Eating out at Avebury
The Circles restaurant at Avebury is open Wed-Sun, 11am-4pm. The team will be offering delicious seasonal recipes to warm you up and get you in the festive mood. Why not stop here for a traditional mince pie or a festive drink?
Christmas shopping at Avebury
Fancy doing your Christmas shopping in style or treating yourself to something special? The National Trust gift shop is open 11am-4pm, seven days a week. Here you will find a wonderful selection of gifts, souvenirs and handcrafted products from the local area.
For something to cozy up with in an armchair this December, you can also head to Cobbestones secondhand bookshop where you’ll find a great selection of fiction and non-fiction books.