Christmas at Cliveden

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This article was about Christmas at Cliveden in 2019, please check back later in the year for information on what Christmas at Cliveden looks like in 2021.

Family Festivities Christmas Trail (now ended) 

Step back in time with this year’s festive family trail through the grounds at Cliveden, inspired by the stories of Astor family Christmases on the estate. 

The big day is creeping closer and Mr Lee, Lady Astor’s butler, has a to-do list as long as his arm. He and the rest of the estate staff need your help to make sure everything is ready by midnight on Christmas Eve – has Cook remembered to finish the cake? Has the housemaid given everyone the right laundry? Quick! The family dog has torn the carol sheets to shreds – can you piece them back together? Make your way through the mayhem and help Cliveden have the best Christmas ever, Lady Astor may even provide a few festive goodies to take home along the way…

The trail runs from 30 November to 23 December, on Saturdays, Sundays and school holidays only.  The trail costs £5 per child; normal admission to the estate applies.  Meet by the Info Centre to collect a trail map.

Choirs at Cliveden (now ended) 

On the weekend of the 14th and 15th of December enjoy the sound of local choirs singing a selection of festive favourites in Cliveden’s recently-restored Sounding Chamber. There will be an opportunity to join in if the mood takes you.

Saturday 14th December, Voices Anon – 11am

Sunday 15th December, New Maidenhead Choir – 11am

Sunday 15th December, Claremont Choir – 2pm

Christmas wreath-making workshop (now ended) 

Bring a decorative bit of Christmas at Cliveden home with you in the form of a festive wreath made with foliage from the Cliveden estate. Booking online is essential, tickets include admission to the estate.

Winter walking on the estate; an Astor family tradition

It was an Astor family tradition to walk the estate around Christmas time, and now you can make it part of your family tradition too. With 300 acres of natural woodlands to explore, there's lots to discover whilst enjoying some much needed fresh air. Stroll along the dog-friendly paths  to take in the winter views of the Berkshire country side..

Families may want to head to the natural play trail where around every corner there’s a new challenge to test children’s exploring, balancing and den building skills. Make sure you find ‘Clive’s Den’, an oversized hide-out constructed by Cliveden’s rangers, complete with picnic tables.

End of season offers in Cliveden's Gift Shop

Pick up a bargain as the sale continues in Cliveden's charming gift shop.