Christmas is coming to Croome
From a gentle stroll through frosty parkland to a warming drink and mince pie in the tearoom; a chat with Father Christmas in the house to a musical performance in the church – discover what Croome has in store this Christmas!
Come in from the cold and warm yourself in front of an open fire before heading off to explore the house, taking in the beautiful festive decorations. There’s plenty more to discover, with brand new art exhibitions opening this autumn and winter.
Father Christmas and his elves will be popping into Croome again this December. Catch them at this very busy time of year…
- Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December
- Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December
- Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 December
At 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm.
Note: We are not having a traditional 'meet Father Christmas' event at Croome. Instead he will be walking around the house, with his elves, giving families the opportunity to say hello to him, so no booking required.
Don’t forget to send your letter to the North Pole too! Drop into our activity room throughout December and pop your letter into our magical post box. If you send it before Thursday 19 December, you may be lucky enough to get a reply!
Get outdoors this winter
Enjoy our family trail, with festive twist. From Saturday 21 December to Sunday 5 January, 10am to 4pm, make your way out from the Visitor Centre and explore the far corners of Croome’s wintry parkland. Each trail costs £2, with a small prize at the end. Normal admission applies.
Note: Croome is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Along the way, take a gentle stroll to the Rotunda and take in fantastic views across the park towards the Malvern Hills. Make sure to add your wish for the coming year to our wishing tree before you leave.
'50 things to do before you're 11¾'
Get your kids closer to nature with '50 things'. There’s plenty of outdoor activities to do all year round, from watching the sunset to creating some wild art. You’ll find inspiration for outdoor adventures throughout the seasons.
From ‘Building a Den’ in the wild play area, ‘Cloud Watching’ at the top of church hill or ‘Going on a Wintry Adventure’ in the parkland – there are lots of fun ’50 Things’ inspired ideas for the whole family to get involved in. Pick up your free ’50 Things’ activity sheet from our Visitor Centre – and don’t forget to collect your stickers when you’ve completed an activity.
Throughout December local amateur and community choir groups will be visiting us at Croome to perform in the beautiful setting of the church. Music will vary from the traditional Christmas carols all the way through to 80s power ballads.
- Wednesday 4 December at 2.30pm
- Saturday 7 December at 1pm and 2.30pm
- Saturday 14 December at 1pm and 2.30pm
- Monday 16 December at 11am
- Wednesday 18 December at 11am and 2pm
- Saturday 21 December at 12pm and 2.30pm
- Sunday 22 December at 11am and 1pm
Festive food and shopping
After a busy day, why not indulge in a delicious tempting treat in our canteen. Throughout the Christmas period they’ll be serving mulled wine, mince pies and orange and cranberry scones – the perfect festive treat.
A quick stop at the shop is a perfect opportunity to pick up those last minute Christmas gifts without the hustle and bustle of the crowds. From chutneys to chocolates, baubles to Christmas cards – you’ll find everything you need on our shelves.