Festive family fun

A girl holds a piece of ice with a frozen leaf inside

Make memories this winter and enjoy a festive day out with all the family.

Bring the whole family for a winter's day out and enjoy twinkling lights, frosty walks, yummy hot chocolates and a mince pie or two...

Celebrate Christmas and New Year with us! We're open every day of the holiday excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Wrap up warm and toasty and have a go at the winter wildlife trail. It is family friendly and takes you through the pinetum to the Iron Bridge. Ozzy the owl is visiting his friends but is struggling to find them, because some of them have gone to sleep (hibernation) for winter. Help Ozzy learn all about hibernation and why some animals sleep through the cold winter months.

At the visitor centre and Still Room you'll find festive treats and stocking fillers.

At the weekend, explore the ground floor of the house, decorated for a Victorian Christmas. Can you spot the rocking horse by one of the Christmas trees?

If it snows, little ones can tick off one of their 50 things activities, number 15. play in the snow! Why not make a snow angel or snowman?