Christmas comes to Baddesley Clinton

Home-made decorations

We always decorate the house for Christmas, and this year we are doing it in Tudor style – with a bit of a twist.

Dried flowers made into beautiful decorations
Christmas decorations at Baddesley

We’ll be doing it with dried flowers! All summer long our gardeners, staff, volunteers and visitors have been collecting flowers which have been hung up to dry and now we're busy making them into beautiful wreaths, swags and posies to decorate the house. You'll be able to see the results from November 25 to January 5.

Even the windowsills are decorated
View into the courtyard garden

Fancy having a go yourself? Here's all you need to know to make a scented orange slice Christmas tree decoration.

The children can be occupied in the Moat Room making origami flowers and then venture outside to have a family photo taken with our scarecrow Father Christmas and his sleigh, complete with reindeer and bundle up warm and take a walk around our estate for stunning panoramic views.

Come and have your photo taken with Father Christmas
Father Christmas' sleigh at Baddesley

Penny, one of our volunteers, will be demonstrating mincemeat making in the house kitchen. She'll be in on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5 & 6, 12 & 13 and 19 & 20 December. You will see her showing how to make it, and have the opportunity to taste a delicious sample!

Over in the restaurant you can pre-book a delicious Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. Here are the details you'll need.

Enjoy a Christmas tipple in the restaurant
Baddesley mulled wine