Christmas in the East of England

Little girl and mother admiring the Christmas tree

Have you started counting down to Christmas?

Winter illuminations

Meet Father Christmas
Snowy scene of Father Christmas at Wicken Fen

Father Christmas at Wicken Fen 

Join the elves at Wicken Fen to make a decoration and collect a Christmas craft pack to take home, before popping into Fen Cottage where Father Christmas will be warming his toes by the fire. He will have a present for you too of course!

Festive days out

Percy the Park Keeper

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail  

We're inviting you to embark on Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Anglesey Abbey, Ashridge Estate, Blickling, Dunstable Downs, Dunwich Heath, Felbrigg Hall, Horsey Windpump, Ickworth, Oxburgh Hall, Wicken Fen and Wimpole Estate. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand as you make your way around beautiful gardens and parks - who will you come across on the way?

Christmas gift ideas

Baubles and Christmas decoration

Find the perfect Christmas gift 

Browse our online shop to find unique gifts, such as eco-friendly items, tree decorations and foodie treats.

Winter getaways
Granny's holiday cottage in the snow at Roseland, Cornwall

Christmas and New Year breaks 

Fancy spending Christmas in a snug, country hideaway or seeing in the New Year in a historic manor house? Book a winter break in one of our cosy holiday cottages and make this Christmas and New Year extra special.

Thank you

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

Season's greetings and a heart felt thank you from all of us. Your support is helping us care for special places like this, for ever, for everyone.