Festive workshops and crafts at Cotehele

Dominique Coiffait cutting flowers for the Commemoration Garland

Whether you'd like to learn a new craft, create something tasty or just have fun with family, there's an activity to suit you at Cotehele this Christmas.

Make a festive wreath

Artisan florist, Miranda Hackett, will be leading workshops on making festive wreaths from fresh foliage and berries at Cotehele on Wednesday 5 December, 10.30am-12.30pm.

£60 per person, includes all materials. Booking is essentail for this workshop. Call 01579 351346 for more details and to book your place.

Decorate a gingerbread house

Come along as a family and decorate your own gingerbread house which Cotehele's chef has baked and assembled for you. Decoration materials will be provided and you'll take your gingerbread house away to enjoy for Christmas.

These workshops will be in the Long Room above the Edgcumbe tea-room on Cotehele Quay on Monday 1, 8, 15 and 22 December, 2-4pm. Booking is essentail as places are limited. £30 per family group.

Gingerbread house
Gingerbread house
Gingerbread house

Children's crafts

Weekends from Saturday 1 - Sunday 23 December, 12-3pm

We'll have art and craft supplies ready for children and families to create postcards and art inspired by this year's Commemoration Garland.

The Commemoration Garland will be on display in the Great Hall and the First World War exhibtion will be on in the Breakfast Room too.

Ceramic bowls by Melissa Choroszewska

Winter craft fair at Cotehele

The winter craft fair (3-4 November) features contemporary art and craft makers exhibiting and selling handmade and affordable gifts. You can see the Commemoration Garland being made too.

Mother and Father Christmas in their grotto at Cotehele, Cornwall

At Home with Father and Mother Christmas at Cotehele

Mother and Father Christmas will be receiving visitors in their grotto (15, 16, 22 and 23 December).

Wassailing at Cotehele, Cornwall

Let's wassail at Cotehele

Get out your fancy dress, dig out your loud instruments and come and help us scare away the evil spirits in the Cotehele Orchards (22 December).