Festive family fun

WASSAIL!

Fancy making your own felt decorations or learning how to dance to a Tudor tune?

Getting crafty

Whether it's a felt robin, a magical nativity scene or a rag rug wreath, there are arty events for all the family on weekends in December.

You can join Claire Packer on 10, 17 and 20 December from 11-3 to create tree decorations and gifts from felt or 2 and 18 December for mosaic making. Naturemake will be here to help you make magical worlds from natural materials on 16, 19, 21 and 22 December, and Deborah Hastings will be running rag rug workshops on 3 and 9 December, 12-4. If you fancy an escape from the shops on 23 December, why not join us to create a Logan-inspired Christmas decoration to complete your tree ready for the big day?

Prices vary for each activity, and normal admission charges apply.

Tudor tunes

On 9, 10, 16 and 17 December, the Renaissance Historical Dance Society will be performing in the great hall from 11.30 onwards. Why not join in with one of the workshops and learn how to come dancing, Elizabethan style?

The Lord of Misrule will be bringing some courtly disorder to the Abbey on 2, 3 and 23 December too, from japes and jokes to games of snapdragon.

There's no extra charge for either of these demonstrations, but normal admission does apply.

Olde Father Christmas

A very special guest is coming to visit Buckland from 18-22 December. Children and grown ups alike will be captivated by Olde Father Christmas' magical storytelling sessions in the great hall.