Traditions old and new at Dudmaston this Christmas

winter on mill pool dudmaston

As the Christmas season draws near, kick off your preparations with us and spend winter weekends exploring woodland walks.

Winter walks

Dudmaston's shop, tea-room and parkland walks open on Saturdays and Sundays throughout November. Come and enjoy the transition of the trees from splendid autumn colour to bare winter silhouettes. Walk up an appetite for a mince pie and a cuppa from the tea-rooms, before browsing for presents in the Stable Shop.

Try out the 5k Explorer trail in Comer Woods. Suitable for families, walkers and push cyclists, the trail offers the opportunity to take some gentle exercise and explore the woodland. Open everyday, we've recently been improving access to this area of the estate. Pay and display parking is free for National Trust members. Don't forget to scan your membership card to help us fund vital conservation projects in the woodland.

Get your Christmas gifts early

Support local talent and start your Christmas shopping early. Join us at the Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November.

The orchard and courtyards will be brimming with the best of local crafts and producers from Shropshire, Staffordshire and beyond. Our ranger team will be selling hand turned items made from wood grown on this working rural estate. Grab a glass of mulled wine and a few seasonal treats before joining in with carols and singing.

Free entry for National Trust members and unders 5s. If you're not a member, you can pre pay your admission here. Adults £5, children aged 5-16 years £2.50, under 5s go free.

Festive crafts

Once you've got your gifts ticked off and your cupboards full of festive fayre, it's time to consider decorations.

The team from Big Little Things floristry shop will be in Heath barns, Comer Woods on Sunday 9 and 16 December, ready to help you make your very own Christmas wreath. All the materials you need are included in the ticket price. Booking is essential.

Make a Christmas wreath fit for your festive front door
Christmas wreath making workshop at dudmaston
Make a Christmas wreath fit for your festive front door