We're inviting you to embark on Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at our places across London and the South East. 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?
See the topiary of the Cherry Garden twinkle as your family explore the extensive outdoor spaces at this historic estate on the banks of the River Thames near Richmond. Keep an eye out for outdoor decoration including wreaths, garlands and a Christmas tree. Warm up with hot drinks and lunches to keep chilly hands feeling toasty.
Come and meet Percy the Park Keeper with stories and led activities. Take part in Percy the Park Keeper’s winter wander trail (4 Dec to 3 Jan). Take a peep inside Percy’s house – can you find where his animals are hiding on 'One Snowy Night’? The house will be decorated for Christmas (19 Nov to 3 Jan) with stunning sparkle in the rooms, spilling out across the grounds. Burn off Christmas calories with a fun Pudding Pootle walk from Boxing Day onwards.
At Waddesdon in Buckinghamshire, this Christmas the grounds will come to life with a dazzling light trail through the gardens combining colour, sound and movement and from dusk the Manor's façade will be bathed in light. Enter a light installation in the Coach House at the Stables and tuck into delicious festive food.
We all need a break from the box sets, so why not blow away the cobwebs and get out into the countryside on a winter walk. Pull on a warm jacket and wellies and bribe, blackmail or berate your household as necessary. Alternatively, a solitary walk can be a peaceful balm at a busy time. However you get there, enjoy the outdoors at our places in the South East this holiday season.
Embark on Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail for families in Surrey - at Claremont Landscape Garden, Hatchlands Park, Winkworth Arboretum and Polesden Lacey. The house at Polesden Lacey is decorated for Christmas with evergreens, sparkling decorations and enchanting woodland animal scenes.
All across Sussex we are bringing festive traditions to life at our country houses, atmospheric gardens and wintry countryside. See the houses decorated beautifully for Christmas at Nymans, Standen, Bateman's and Petworth, enjoy Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander family trail or take in the winter landscape on a walk in the South Downs.
We're looking forward to Christmas in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire and can't wait to welcome you. We're Christmas-decked and ready to go, so set aside some dates for seasonal sparkle and Christmas treats.
Escape to our Hampshire places for festive celebrations this Christmas. There’ll be sparkling decorations and our exclusive Percy the Park Keeper winter wander trail. You’ll find café treats too, and beautiful winter walks to explore. So do drop by – we’d love to see you.