Christmas craft workshops

Christmas wreath

Add a touch of homemade charm to your Christmas with a seasonal craft workshop near you. Learn how to create dazzling decorations and memorable gifts while enjoying the festive surroundings of the places we look after.

As well as being a fun day out for all the family, by getting crafty this Christmas you’ll be helping us look after historic houses and glorious gardens, so that they can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Family trying Christmas crafts at Attingham Park

Attingham Park, Shropshire 

Make a wooden elf

In this hands-on workshop you’ll use pre-cut wood from Attingham Park to make a mini wooden elf. Wrap up warm and get the whole family along to celebrate Christmas in the surroundings of this spectacular 18th-century estate.

A Christmas rag wreath

Back to Backs, Birmingham 

Create a Christmas rag wreath

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, as well as the skills to make your own rag rug projects.

Wreath making

Hidcote, Gloucestershire 

Wreath making workshop

You don’t have to be a master florist to create a beautiful decoration for your front door this Christmas. At Hidcote, you’ll be given the know-how and materials (fresh from the garden) to craft your own wreath. And, with a seasonal two course lunch to follow, you’ll leave with a warm, festive feeling – regardless of the weather outside.

A Robin among holly branches

Ickworth, Suffolk 

Greenery Walks

Join the team at Ickworth for a festive walk around the impressive parkland. Along the way you’ll collect a variety of greenery to dress your home for Christmas – including holly and ivy. If your little elves are keen to help decorate, there are children’s craft sessions happening throughout December.

Wreath making

Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion 

Craft workshops

There’s a host of festive activities happening at Llanerchaeron this Christmas. You can make your own cards using an old photographic process, or join a wreath-making workshop, where you’ll learn to create an impressive centrepiece using natural foliage and woodland materials.

Crewelwork embroidery

Nunnington Hall, Yorkshire 

Crewelwork and goldwork embroidery

Try something new this winter with an embroidery workshop. You’ll be guided through the process of crewelwork or goldwork embroidery by a specialist who’ll teach you everything you need to know about these intricate art forms. Could it inspire you to make your own glittering gifts this year?

Sandham festive papercraft

Sandham Memorial Chapel, Hampshire 

Papercraft workshop

Add a personal touch to your Christmas correspondence by making your own cards from scratch at Sandham Memorial Chapel. Under the guidance of a local artist, you’ll learn how to transform a few simple sheets of paper into something that’s sure to impress. You won’t just be folding and sticking either, you’ll be taught techniques like embossing and die-cutting to make sure your cards stand out from the crowd.