Travel into the past this December at Berrington
Now we are open for our winter hours we are open weekends only, but don’t be fooled, there’s still plenty to discover on the weekends.
Things to find at Berrington
Christmas with the Georgians
Saturday 17 November to Sunday 23 December, weekends only 11am to 3pm
*We are then open from Thursday 27 December to Tuesday 2 January, 10am to 4pm
There couldn’t be a better way to prepare for the festive season than to delve into the celebrations of the Georgians. Join us as the hall is decorated in full for the occasion. Step below stairs and see the Servants Quarters as the servants prepare for the extravagant festivities above.
Please note that because of our Christmas celebrations, the first floor of the mansion is closed, however the Servants Quarters and the ground floor of the mansion are both open and decorated for the occassion. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Please read more about all that we have on in the article below. With horse and carriage rides, a trail and live music on selected days, there’s plenty to see.
Please note that the horse and carriage rides will not be held after 16 December.
King Georges Plum Pudding trail
Saturday 17 November to Sunday 23 December, weekends only, 10am to 3pm
King George was also known as the 'Plum King' for his love of Plum Pudding. We are now offering you the chance to follow the trail throughout the gardens and prepare for the king as he visits Berrington this Christmas. Do you think you can take up the challenge of getting Berrington ready and pleasing the Plum King?
£2.50 per trail, includes a prize. Normal admission applies.
Ragleth Recorders at Berrington
Saturday 1 December, 11am to 3pm
As part of 'Christmas with the Georgians', we wanted to bring you live music to set the scene. Inside the mansion, for one day only, you will be able to listen to the sounds of the Ragleth Recorders as they play their traditional music.
The Surgical Spirits Hospital Choir
Sunday 9 December, 11am to 12pm
Step back in time and enjoy the sounds of the local choir, 'The Surgical Spirits' as they fill the mansion with some classic Christmas songs.
Exhibitions and installations to discover
LOOK! LOOK! LOOK!
Last year, with the support of Trust New Art and the Arts Council England, internationally renowned artists, Heather and Ivan Morison brought Berrington's walled garden to life with an eighteenth century inspired Pavilion. They combined their research of Georgian fashions, culture and how the family might have used the garden as the inspiration for the ‘LOOK! LOOK! LOOK!’ pavilion.
Positioned in the centre of the walled garden, ‘LOOK!’ offers you a space in which to take in the natural surroundings and enjoy the gardens. Throughout the summer you can enjoy live music and talks inside it, which is exactly how pavilions such as these were used in the eighteenth century.
Tea-room and gift shop
Our gift shop and tea-room are the perfect way to complete your trip to Berrington. From a hot meal made with Berrington’s garden produce, to a new scarf with the latest National Trust design, there’s bound to be something that you can enjoy.
You could even pay a visit to our Second Hand Bookshop to find yourself a bargain. This would be a great way to contribute to the Walled Garden and Pleasure Ground Restoration Project too.