Christmas

Make Christmas 2021 extra special by planning a festive visit. There are lots of things to see and do at the places in our care this winter

Tunnel lit for Christmas at Trelissick, Cornwall

Latest visiting update

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​

More details on visiting and booking >

Christmas lights at Belton

Christmas lights and winter illuminations 

See your favourite places transformed with colours and illuminations when you step into a winter wonderland at a Christmas light display near you. Add some sparkle to your seasonal visits.

Family exploring Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, North Yorkshire

Explore Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trails 

Percy the Park Keeper needs your help this winter. Join Percy and his animal friends on a fun family activity trail at many of our places in December and January and give nature a helping hand.

Victorian Christmas tree trimming at Speke Hall

Historic houses decked out for Christmas 

Experience the traditions of times gone by this Christmas. There's lots to discover, from Tudor feasts and Victorian Christmas trees to the hustle and bustle of a 1930s kitchen on Christmas Eve. Step back in time when you come and visit a historic house dressed for Christmas.

Festive fun at home

Visitors make paper chains near the Christmas tree at Attingham Park

How to have a greener Christmas 

Christmas doesn't have to be a drain on the planet. By reducing waste, shopping locally and helping wildlife, you can have a joyful festive season - without the carbon footprint. Here are our tips for a greener Christmas.

Christmas gift ideas
Christmas decorations hanging off a Christmas tree

Your Christmas gift guide 

Are you searching for the perfect Christmas present but also wanting to be more conscious of your impact on the planet? Take a look at our 2021 Christmas gift guide for a selection of thoughtful gifts that prioritise people and planet.

Winter days out and getaways

Fountains Cottage in the snow, North Yorkshire

Christmas and New Year holiday cottages 

Make this Christmas holiday extra special by doing something different. For a magical stay, gather family and friends to enjoy a mini Christmas break or a New Year getaway. You won’t be short of unique places to choose from for your Christmas escape.

Festive plants