Christmas craft workshops

Two women learning how to make seasonal decorations at a Christmas event at Killerton, Devon

If you’d like a natural, homemade Christmas look no further than our Christmas craft workshops. Learn how to create beautiful decorations and unique gifts while enjoying the festive surroundings of the places we look after dressed up for Yuletide.

As well as being a great day out for all the family, by joining in with one of our Christmas craft events you’ll be helping us look after special places, from historic houses to glorious gardens, so they can be enjoyed by everyone.

Foliage and Natural material used for wreath making

Avebury, Wiltshire

Wreath making workshops 

Nothing says 'Christmas is here' like putting a wreath on your front door. During this workshop you’ll learn how to use natural greenery and trimmings to create your own festive wreath, all under the guidance of a professional florist. You needn’t worry about getting peckish either, as a mince pie on arrival and light lunch are both included in the price.

Create a stunning sequined bauble for Christmas, inspired by Knole’s Spangled Bed.

Knole, Kent

Festive Hayloft Workshops 

Based in Knole’s beautifully restored seventeenth century hayloft, the new learning centre provides the perfect opportunity to develop a new hobby, learn a new skill or extend your knowledge. There’ll be a programme of seasonal workshops running over the Christmas period, so you can unleash your creative side and learn to make wreaths, woodcut Christmas cards and spangled baubles.

A costumed interpreter cooking in a National Trust kitchen

Ickworth, Suffolk

Festive Baking Workshops 

Ickworth’s kitchen is as busy as ever thanks to the Living History bakers who will be cooking up a storm over the Christmas period. Join them to learn all about their work, and create a few festive treats of your own.

A Christmas rag wreath

Back to Backs, Birmingham

Rag Wreath Workshop 

If you’d like something a bit different to the traditional Christmas wreath, why not join craft specialists to learn how to create a ‘rag wreath’ out of fabric strips? As well as doing your bit for the planet by recycling material, you’ll end up with a festive decoration that can adorn your home year after year. All tools and materials are provided, all you need to bring is your creativity.

Christmas cake decorating

Sizergh, Cumbria

Cake Decorating Workshop 

Try your hand at Christmas cake decorating with award-winning baker Grace at one of the special workshops at Sizergh this festive season. Spend the morning icing and decorating a fruit cake, which is provided, under Grace’s expert eye then tuck into some delicious seasonal refreshments as a reward for your efforts before taking your cake home to enjoy.

A child looks up the Great Hall chimney at Speke Hall

Speke Hall, Liverpool

Garland Making Workshop 

The traditional Victorian decorations are always a highlight of Christmas at Speke Hall, especially the huge greenery garlands. We'll be running special workshops where you can learn to make your own fresh leylandii garland, which will fill your home with the scent of Christmas.

Wreath making with woodland greenery

Christmas craft events near you 

See more Christmas craft events as well winter markets, Santa's grottos and much more.