Christmas at Clumber Park

The Chapel and visitor facilities at Christmas

See Clumber Park at its very best as it is brought to life with festive illuminations and entertaining events.

Our festive highlights:

  • Story Time with Father Christmas

  • Concerts in the Chapel

  • Christmas Crafts in the Discovery Centre

  • Breakfast with Elves


Story Time With Father Christmas

Weekends throughout December

Settle down and hear a festive woodland tale told by Father Christmas himself, right here in Clumber Park's magical Parsonage. It's the perfect way for the whole family to enjoy a Christmas activity, on weekends throughout December.

Tickets are £8.50 per child. All adults are free to attend the event, but are required to pay the Park entry fee. You can book here.

Christmas gifts at Central Bark

Sunday 1st December - 9am - 3pm

Visit our local stall holders and purchase gifts for your four-legged friends.

Try our Christmas hot dogs and tasty mince pies in our dog-friendly cafe.

Father Christmas's Magical House
Father Christmas's Magical House Clumber Park Nottinghamshire
Father Christmas's Magical House

New Chamber Choir Christmas Concert

Saturday 7th December - 3pm - 4pm

Join us as New Chamber Choir take us on a trip through time with their unique repertoire of seasonal songs.

These events are always popular, but booking is not required. Find out more here.

Meet Santa Paws

15th and 22nd December - 10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3pm

Bring your dog to meet Santa Paws and his elf helper at our special grotto in Central Bark.

A birdseye view of the Pleasure Grounds at Clumber Park
Pleasure Grounds at Clumber Park
A birdseye view of the Pleasure Grounds at Clumber Park

Fairy Tale Quest

26th December - 14th January

Become enchanted on our fairy tale quest at Clumber Park this year, where magic awaits all brave adventurers, and imaginations can run wild. Begin your quest at the Information Point, located in the Laundry Yard. Find out more here.

Discover: Christmas Crafts

Throughout December - 12.30pm - 3.30pm

There will be a wide range of Christmas crafts in the Discovery Centre at Clumber Park.

Come along and make something festive to take home. Find out more here.

Take a winter walk by Clumber Chapel
A view of Clumber Park in winter
Take a winter walk by Clumber Chapel

Breakfast with the Elves

Weekdays and weekends throughout December - 9.00am - 10.30am

Join us in the Garden Teahouse for a family breakfast accompanied by our Clumber Park elves.

While breakfast is served, our resident elves will be helping to make special reindeer food to take away for the all important day.

We have sessions available on weekdays and weekends.

A Christmas carol... or two

Sunday 1st December - 3pm - 5pm

An afternoon with Charles Dickens' Christmas classic, bound to get you in the festive spirit. A selection from the festive literary favourite 'A Christmas Carol', read by storyteller Alistair Littlewood in the beautiful Chapel.

With traditional carol singing, and behind the scenes stories of how Charles Dickens came to write his seasonal masterpiece, this is a great way to begin your Christmas celebrations. Book online.

Take part in crafts and learn more about wildlife in the Discovery Centre
Child reading a book in the Discovery Centre at Clumber Park
Take part in crafts and learn more about wildlife in the Discovery Centre

Wreath making

4th, 5th and 6th December - 10am - 12pm

Using mostly natural materials from the park, create a Christmas wreath with the creative influence of our Pleasure Grounds gardeners. Enjoy a hot drink and mince pie as a part of your session. You will be provided with your wreath ring, natural materials and ribbon. Book online.

Christmas lunch at the Garden Tea House

27th November - 24th December. Served between 12pm - 3pm

Enjoy a traditional two-course Christmas lunch in the beautiful surroundings of the Garden Tea House. Booking is advisable. Find out more here.

Temple at Christmas
Snow on greek temple
Temple at Christmas

Woodland Winter Wander

Various dates throughout December - 10.30am - 12.30pm

Wrap up warm and join us for a crisp winter walk through the park, celebrating the festive season by spotting traditional Christmas elements in nature and collecting materials to make your own Christmas decorations. Booking is essential, online.

Christmas sing along for children

7th and 14th December - Two sessions; 10.00 - 10.30 and 11.00 - 11.30

Enjoy popular songs with a Christmas twist in our main cafe, with our elf.

Visit our What's On page for a full list of our Christmas activities.