Travel through time at Tredegar House this Christmas to explore traditions past and present. Experience lavish decorations in each room on a guided Christmas visit, or revel in the magic of a late night visit on a Yuletide tour. During the weekends try your hand at traditional Christmas activities and soak up the atmosphere as you enjoy a glass of mulled wine and mince pie as you explore local food and craft stalls.
Discover Dyffryn Gardens brand new Christmas trail. From 24 November to 2 January you can follow the ‘O Christmas tree’ trail around the garden and discover 12 alternative Christmas trees, each one telling a different part of Dyffryn's story. See suspended parrots, heaps of coal and a dose of flower power. Or for a more laid back Christmas join the Spectrum Singers in the Grand Hall for Christmas carols on 15 December.
Kicking off Christmas at Dinefwr will be their traditional Christmas Fair on 23, 24 and 25 of November. The mansion and courtyard will be filled with tasty treats, handmade gifts and festive entertainment in the marquee. Come back in December and enjoy Christmas in Newton House as each room will be beautifully decorated. If you prefer the outdoors then wrap up warm and help the rangers feed the deer in the parkland, or join one of their guided walks.
Soak up the magic of the festive season at Llanerchaeron’s annual weekend fair and see the working farm preparing for Christmas. There will be 70 stalls, a visit from Father Christmas plus mince pies and mulled wine. Or beat the winter blues by heading out on a woodland walk and experience Llanerchaeron at its most wild and wintry. The farm, tea-room and shop will be open throughout December (except 24, 25 and 26 December).
Explore the Tin Works and Waterfall by night at Aberdulais. Take a candlelit walk to the waterfall on Friday 14 and 21 December, where you can enjoy storytelling and make traditional Victorian decoration. Don’t forget a torch!
Burn off those Christmas calories with a festive fun run around the Stackpole Estate. Choose from 1.5 miles, 3 miles or 6 miles. After your run treat yourself to a mince pie and hot chocolate in the Boathouse tea-room. If running’s not for you, then simply enjoy one of Stackpole’s walking routes, open every day of the year.
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.
Experience the magical, festive feeling of a Christmas market in South Wales with all its sensory delights this November and December. Find the perfect Christmas gifts for all your friends and family while relishing in the sights, sounds and smells of the holiday season in our special places.