2019 Christmas at Charlecote

Come and see our volunteer's delightful gingerbread house at Charlecote Park this Christmas

Join us this Christmas and help us solve a mystery in real Agatha Christie style.

Advance booking essential to visit the house during December weekends and Christmas Eve.

Solve the mystery

We've taken inspiration from a family photograph showing the Lucy family meeting Agatha Christie for our Christmas celebrations this year.

Join us to help solve the mystery of The Great Charlecote Jewel Theft and enjoy our Art Deco theme throughout the ground-floor rooms of the house.

Pre-book to celebrate Christmas with us

  • The grounds and outbuildings are open every day from 9am to 4pm.
     
  • The public (ground floor only) rooms of the house will be open and decorated for Christmas (11am-3.30pm):
    Friday to Monday 29 November-2 December
    Friday to Monday 6 December
    Every day 13-24 December.
     
  • Entry to the house at weekends and Christmas Eve will be by free timed ticket ONLY, and MUST be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Christmas Eve booking listed separately.
     
  • Normal admission prices apply to non-National Trust members. Under 5s are free.

Naughty or nice?

Book ahead for Breakfast with Father Christmas at weekends in December. Enjoy a breakfast bap with hot and cold drinks while Father Christmas chats to everyone, and hands out gifts for the children. There are opportunities for every family to have photographs with Father Christmas and keep those special memories.

Please book 1 place for every person attending, adult and children. Normal admission prices apply to non-National Trust members.

Book ahead to visit Father Christmas this December
Father Christmas in summerhouse at Charlecote Park
Book ahead to visit Father Christmas this December

Jingle all the way...

What could be jollier than celebrating the season with us - if your choir would like to come and sing carols for our visitors at Charlecote on any of the December weekends, do get in touch and find out which dates are still available. All ages welcome.

What’s on your list?

The Servants’ Hall shop has the best of all the National Trust Christmas ranges in stock with gifts and treats for everyone, and tastings too.

Find lots of delightful traditional Christmas decorations in our shops
Find lots of delightful traditional Christmas decorations in Charlecote's shops
Find lots of delightful traditional Christmas decorations in our shops

We have Christmas decorations and gifts, as well as local pot-grown Christmas trees and festive wreaths for sale through December in our Plant Centre shop next to the car park (open the same days as the house above, 10.00am-3.00pm).

Find locally-grown Christmas trees and wreaths with the garden delights in our Avenue plant centre
Find Christmas trees, wreaths and lots of garden treats at Charlecote Avenue plant centre
Find locally-grown Christmas trees and wreaths with the garden delights in our Avenue plant centre

Bring us some figgy pudding

Our volunteers in the Victorian kitchen will be cooking up lots of festive goodies based on what was available immediately after the end of the Great War. Pop in to warm up by the fire if it's chilly outside.

Please note that we don't always have enough volunteers to cook every day though. If your New Year resolution is to try something new, how about joining the friendly team? 

See what we're cooking in the Victorian kitchen today
Volunteers cook for Christmas in Victorian kitchen at Charlecote
See what we're cooking in the Victorian kitchen today

The Wood Yard cafe will be preparing hundreds of mince pies and plenty of hot soup – just what you need after a walk round the parkland this winter.

Why not get together with friends, family or colleagues for a traditional Christmas meal in the Orangery restaurant? Book ahead for groups of 8 or more, our Christmas menu will be available Monday-Friday (12 noon-2.30pm) every week in December until Christmas.

Enjoy a tasty mince pie in the Orangery to get you in the mood for Christmas
Christmas mince pies in Orangery at Charlecote Park
Enjoy a tasty mince pie in the Orangery to get you in the mood for Christmas

And afterwards…

We're closed only on 25 December, but don’t forget that all the grounds are open on Boxing Day – try out those new hats and scarves and walk off Christmas dinner around the parkland with friends and family.

Bring your camera to capture beautiful moments this winter
Frosted gates to West Park at Charlecote Park on a sunny day in winter
Bring your camera to capture beautiful moments this winter