Cliveden at Christmas

christmas trail cliveden

Christmas is a magical time to visit Cliveden. Whether you’re recreating memories from years gone by or forming new traditions with those you hold dear, Cliveden is the place for you to enjoy this season of celebration and delight in this year’s brand new Christmas trail.

Christmas trail: Angel Academy

From December, Cliveden’s new Christmas trail offers little ones the opportunity to train at Angel Academy; a fun mission-style trail around the estate where children will complete tasks in order to graduate. They’ll learn how to ‘fly’, perfect their magic and complete other activities which, if successfully completed, they’ll be presented with their angel wings. Trails costs £5 per child and are free for accompanying adults (usual admission to the estate applies). The Christmas trail runs weekends in December and from Wednesday 20 December to Saturday 23 December, from 11am to 2.30pm.

Cliveden's Gift Shop

Clivenden’s shop will once again be offering lush green Yew trees for you to bring home that National Trust Christmas charm. All trees come pre-netted, making it safe and easy for you to travel with. The gift shop also offers a wide variety of Christmas ornaments and gifts for you to treat the loved ones in your life. 

Baubles on the Christmas tree
Christmas baubles on the tree at Sizergh in Cumbria.
Baubles on the Christmas tree

Winter walking

Cliveden gives the whole family a chance to stretch their legs throughout the festive season, the perfect way to end or begin your year with some fresh air.  If you feel like exploring, then a winter walk through the dog-friendly woodlands to catch winter views of the Berkshire country side is the one for you. Whilst there, discover 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.

Cliveden is open every day, all year round, only closing on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Giving you plenty of opportunity to get into the great outdoors this Christmas at the  National Trust’s Cliveden.