Take a special garden trail down to the Old Mill in the Dell and discover the Elves' Workshop where you can create Christmas crafts for family and friends. Or escape the hustle and bustle of Christmas and explore 80 acres of beautiful winter landscape. The garden, tea-room and shop are open throughout the Christmas period (except 24, 25 and 26 of December).
Sioned and Jenny of Tulipa Blodau will be holding a full day floristry workshop at Bodysgallen, during which you will make two unique designs, a luxurious door wreath and an elegant table display. Sioned will demonstrate the designs; you will then construct your own creation under her guidance. There will be a delicious two-course lunch with glass of wine and coffee, and an optional walk around Bodysgallen’s beautiful winter garden.
Watch as the Castle comes to life with a medieval feast for the senses on the first three weekends of December. Meet medieval characters in the courtyard, with activities, crafts, medieval food and drink, music, storytelling a jester and circus entertainments. From 2-23 of December the Castle will be open and festooned with different styles of decorations, charting the progress of Christmas trimmings over the last 700 years.
Every weekend in December Penrhyn Castle will be filled with music, Christmas traditions in the Victorian Kitchens and even an appearance from Father Christmas himself. There’s also an opportunity to create traditional Christmas wreaths with Wild Elements using natural materials collected from around the castle.
Leave the high street far behind and head over to Plas Newydd to experience a laid back Anglesey family Christmas. During their Christmas weekends you can play family fun games and see the house decorated as the family once would have done. During the week simply enjoy Plas Newydd’s winter walk along the Menai Strait and enjoy hot drinks and snacks in the café.
Escape the high street for a special pre-Christmas weekend on December 2 and 3 at this charming manor house overlooking the sea. Meet Father Christmas, explore the festive trail in the woodland and enjoy games and crafts (with a glass of mulled wine to warm you up.) The tea-room, garden and shop will also be open every weekend until 10 December.
Join Porth y Swnt will as they open their doors after dark on the 14 December. Follow the trail in search of hidden clues and have a go creating your own Christmas decorations. Browse the shop for that perfect Christmas gift accompanied by a glass of mulled wine and mince pie.
Brighten up your dark winter nights with a stroll around the castle and spectacular illuminated garden, terraces and courtyard on the first three weekends of December. That’s not all, from 25 November to 5 of January (except 25 December) all the rooms in the castle will be open and decorated with an alternative twist. The Courtyard Restaurant and shop will also be open offering festive food and lovely gifts.
Meeting Santa is one of the experiences that makes the festive period so magical so why not visit him at one of our special places across Wales. Don't forget to check the details. You may even need to book in advance - he's a very busy man.