A trail of Christmas kindness at Calke Abbey

Calke Abbey, Midlands, candle-lit church at Christmas

Spread a little joy this Christmas at Calke Abbey, where you'll discover lights, illuminations and small acts of kindness on a new family trail through the Pleasure Grounds.

Spread a little joy this Christmas

Have you ever seen Calke all lit up in festive lights? As darkness falls, let the lanterns lead the way to the candle-lit church, and see the Pleasure Grounds soaked in colourful lights. The Entrance Hall will be open so you can warm those fingers and toes by the fire, and don't forget to explore the twinkling tunnels for a truly magical experience. 

Discover small acts of kindness along this year's festive family trail and be inspired to share a little joy this Christmas. Pick up a trail map from the Ticket Office or Squirt's Stable to get started.

The festive trail is open every weekend from Sat 30 Nov to Sun 22 Dec, 11am–6pm. Please note that the lights will be switched on after dark (around 4pm). Click the link below for last entry times and admission charges. 

Weekends of festive fare

If you're planning a visit to the lights and illuminations this Christmas, don't forget to pop into the Christmas Markets in the Riding School, where you'll find festive cheer every weekend.

Your winter days out at Calke Abbey mean that we can continue to keep Calke's magic alive for future generations. Thank you for your support. 

Click the link below to start planning your visit now: 

Christmas trees at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire

Get the most out of your Christmas visit to Calke

Are you planning to visit Calke Abbey this Christmas? Be inspired by small acts of kindness on a new family trail and get in the festive spirit at weekend gift and food markets.