Festive fun at Buckland

Stars made by pupils from St Andrew's Primary School in the Great Barn at Buckland Abbey

Find the perfect gift, indulge in delicious treats and enjoy the season's cheer at Buckland Abbey this Christmas.

Christmas at Buckland: The First Nowell

Opening its doors from 1 December – 2 January (excluding 24-26 December), the Great Barn will once again be hosting a magical Christmas display.

This year, we’re working with local NAFAs groups once again as they bring the carol ‘The First Nowell’ to life with stunning arrangements surrounding our magnificent Christmas tree.

Christmas flower display
Christmas flower display

The Great Barn doors are being kept open for longer on Wednesday 30 November, 7 and 14 December until 8pm - so you can experience the Christmas magic under the evening stars inside and outside the barn.

A special visitor

Olde Father Christmas is due to be making a special trip to Buckland Abbey between 19-23 December. Every day from 3-7pm, Olde Father Christmas will be hosting story telling sessions within the Great Hall to entertain children and grown-ups alike.

Sessions run for approximately 40 minutes and run on the hour from 3-7pm. Booking is essential and tickets cost £4.50 per child (including gift) and £2.50 per adult, plus normal admission charges.

Post-Christmas walks

We’re back open after Christmas from 27 December – 2 January from 10.30am-4pm for festive family walks to burn off the Christmas over indulgence, bargain hunting in the shop sale, warming bowls of soup in the Ox Yard restaurant and for your last chance to see the Christmas display in the barn. The Abbey is also open for guided tours at 11.30am and 2pm – places limited.

The estate walks, gardens, restaurant and shop are also open at the weekends from the 3 January to 10 February from 10am-4pm. Normal admission charges apply.

Wait, there's more?

The Christmas magic doesn't end here - look out over the next couple of weeks as we reveal some more special suprises as well as details of upcoming family activities, trails and festive treats. Pop back soon.