Christmas at Castle Ward

Christmastide decorations in the mansion house at Castle Ward

We've gone all out this festive season with a host of events to suit everyone from Tiny Tims to Scrooges who need a taste of some Christmas cheer. Santa paws, tasty treats and murder (?!) await...

Foraged Christmas Cocktails with Clare McQuillan

Friday 29 November, 7pm (Price TBC)

Learn how to spruce up your festive tipples with foraged flavours and enjoy a Christmas canape. Meet in the Tea-room.

Booking essential - opening soon.

See a Georgian Christmas both upstairs and downstairs with the family and servants
The staff and family of Castle Ward pose at the front door
See a Georgian Christmas both upstairs and downstairs with the family and servants

Christmastide - A Servant's Christmas

30 Nov - 1 December, 12noon - 4pm

Get ready for the Georgian festive season with our servants in the mansion house. Help them put together the decorations while they get the house and dinner table reasy for a Georgian Christmas feast.

Normal admission applies, members free

Enjoy festive treat and hot drink in our tea-room
A festive treat and tea in the Tea-room at Castle Ward
Enjoy festive treat and hot drink in our tea-room

Carols by Candlelight

6-7 December, 7.15pm

Get into the Christmas spriti with two evenings of carols in the beautiful surrounds of our mansion house with some festive light refreshments.Meet in the Tea-room.

Adult £20
Booking essential, Book online

The dinner table set out in a lavish Georgian style
Christmastide Christmas table laid out in Georgian excess
The dinner table set out in a lavish Georgian style

Christmastide - A Georgian Christmas

7-8, 14-15 December, 12noon - 4pm

Celebrate Christmas, Georgian style! The Georgians didn't mess around when it came to a party, and Christmas was no different! It was an adults-only affair with music, drinks and games. Visit over the two weekends to meet the well dressed family and their staff, see the lavish decorations and listen to music in the main hall and get a taste of how Christmas should be done. 

Normal admission applies, members free.

Christmastide: A Georgian Christmas experience
Christmastide decorations in the mansion house at Castle Ward
Christmastide: A Georgian Christmas experience

Death Comes to Castle Ward

13-14 December, 6.30pm, 8.30pm

Can you work out 'whodunit' at our Christmas murder mystery evenings? Meet the cast of characters in the candlelit mansion house and retire to the tea-room to deliberate while you enjoy festive refreshments and all will be revealed!

Adult £40
Booking essential, online bookings open soon

Visit Santa's House at Castle Ward this December
Santa at Castle Ward
Visit Santa's House at Castle Ward this December

Storytime with Santa

18-22 December, various times

Take your little ones on a trail through our gardens to meet Santa and Mrs Claus in the mansion house.

Adult £6, Child £12
Booking essential, online bookings open soon

Don't Go Into The Cellar presents...
A poster for 'Another Christmas Carol' a play by Don't Go Into The Cellar theatre Company, with the title inside a Christmas wreath.
Don't Go Into The Cellar presents...

A Christmas Carol at Castle Ward

20-21 December, 7pm

Hear the classic story of Ebeneezer Scrooge as you never have before. Enjoy a special festive evening in our candlelit mansion house.

Adult £25, Child £10, Family £60
Booking essential, online booking opening soon.