Christmas at Croft Castle

Children visiting Father Christmas at Croft Castle and Parkland in Herefordshire

Step back in time and experience the traditions of a 1950s Christmas at Croft.

Step back in time to the 1950s this Christmas at Croft as we evoke the spirit of post-war Britain through the rooms of the castle. Share your memories and Christmas traditions, see colourful decorations, sing along to carols and discover how the Croft family worked with the National Trust to save the castle and its parkland for the nation in 1957.

Take a seat next to the Christmas tree and relive the spirit of Croft during the 1950's
The Oak Room at Croft Castle decorated for Christmas

Experience 1950s Christmas cheer this year at Croft, with hand-made decorations, a festive trail and Christmas carols in the castle. On weekends between Saturday 18 November and Sunday 17 December, you can relive the spirit and gusto of post-war Britain.

Celebrate traditions old and new this Christmas at Croft
The saloon at Croft Castle decorated for Christmas

Then on weekends in December only, Father Christmas will be parking his sleigh and setting up his toy-making workshop in the Stables. Families can have a go at festive crafts while they wait to visit Father Christmas for an early gift. Father Christmas's workshop is now fully booked, but we do have lots of other activities to discover over the festive period.

Meet Mr and Mrs Christmas this December at Croft
Mr and Mrs Christmas walk into the workshop at Croft Castle in Herefordshire

Don't forget to tuck into a mince pie and a cup of tea in the Carpenter's tea-room and pick up a lovely gift in the Stables shop. Our parkland is also open all year round, from dawn to dusk, so pop on your walking boots and bring your four-legged friend for a frosty winter walk this Christmas.

Croft Castle on a frosty winter's morning
Frosty sunrise at Croft Castle and Parkland in Herefordshire