Things to do with the kids this Christmas 2018 at Claremont

The Thatched Cottage dressed for Christmas

With a cosy fairytale cottage, a traditional children’s trail and a snug, family-friendly café, Claremont Landscape Garden is the perfect place to bring the children over the festive period. We've rounded up the best of 2018's seasonal delights so that you can plan your family visits over the holidays with ease.

The Thatched Cottage

Every year at Christmas we transform the Thatched Cottage into a cosy Christmas cottage with traditional Christmas decorations and a beautifully glittering tree.


Visit the fairytale Christmas Cottage

Nestled in a secret woodland glade not far from the edge of the lake, you’ll discover the fairytale Christmas Cottage, charmingly decorated for the duration of the festive period (from 12 December). Young and young-at-heart alike will enjoy the selection of traditional toys and games to play with inside this magical little grotto.

Father Christmas comes to Claremont

We'll be receiving a visit from Father Christmas, who will be in the Thatched Cottage on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December. Meanwhile his faithful sidekick Rudplph has got lost in the gardens. Help him find his way home in our Rescue Rudolph Christmas trail, running throughout from Saturday 8 - Sunday 23 December.

Four legged festive friends

Dogs are allowed in the gardens at Claremont throughout the winter, from October, until April. It's the ideal place for a winter dog walk, especially as you can bring your dog into the tea-room afterwards for a well earned rest whilst you relax with a cup of coffee and a mince pie.

Festive treats

After a busy day out with the family, come and relax in our cosy cafe for a warming lunch or hot drink and mince pie. You can browse through our wonderfully festive shop at the same time, stocking up on presents for the whole family.