Christmas is coming to Croome

See Croome transform as it gets dressed up ready for the festive season.

Family Fun - Gingerbread trail

The outdoor Christmas trail is a great way for children to burn off some winter energy in the parkland with a surprise of Father Christmas's sleigh and wooden reindeer for you to sit in at the end - don't forget your camera to capture the moment.

George the gingerbread man is playing hide and seek in the parkland with his friends - help him find them. Follow the clues hidden in the parkland and claim your prize at the end.

Read about our Gingerbread trail

A Christmas photo opportunity

Take a family photo in our sleigh and post it on social media using the hashtag #SleighSelfie.

An opportunity for a Christmas family photo
A family of 4 sitting in a wooden sleigh with 2 wooden reindeer infront

Christmas in the Court

Join us in the house after stealing a Christmas kiss under the giant mistletoe at the grand entrance.

A kiss to come in
The mistletoe 2016

Georgian inspired Christmas trees will decorate the rooms in the house with the largest standing proudly in the Saloon and in the Long Gallery. Why not write your festive message and hang it on our tree.

Christmas decorations in the Saloon
Croome tree detail

Free Events in the Court

Music in the Long Gallery

Come and listen to some festive musc in the Long Gallery, click the links for full details.

Monday, 18 December - the Phebe Quintet

Saturday, 23 December - Chandos Horns

Members of Chandos Horns
Chandos horn players

Festive paper crafts

Christmas card making

Tuesday 19 December, 2pm to 4pm and Friday 22 December, 11am to 1pm. 

Join our crafter and make your own Georgian themed Christmas Card.

Paper flower making

Wednesday 20 December, 2pm to 4pm.  

Join Croome’s flower team making traditional paper flower decorations to adorn your home.

Traditional Crafts

Lacemaking

Monday 18 December and Thursday 21 December, 11am to 4pm. 

Watch traditional lacemaking, a popular Georgian pastime, with the Mercian Lace Association.  Join in and try your hand too.

Calligraphy

Thursday 28 December, 2pm to 4pm.  

Learn the basic techniques of this centuries old art of creating beautiful letterforms.

Storytelling in the Court

Tuesdays: 5 and 12 December, 11am to 12pm.

Saturday 16 December 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm

Come and listen to our storyteller, telling exciting tales.   

This is suitable for pre-school children and they will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Festive food and shopping

Mulled wine and warm mince pies will be served in the 1940s restaurant and Christmas roast lunches will be available every Sunday in December in the Visitor Centre, once a secret airbase during the Second World War which will be dressed in 1940s style decorations including paper garlands, handmade pom poms and retro baubles, as people would have done during the war. 

Warming mince pies in the canteen
Croome Christmas mince pies

The shop will be a great place to find some lovely ideas for last minute Christmas presents with its selection of gifts and the Christmas market will be full of stalls with local goodies to tempt you on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December.