Christmas days out in the North East

Couple enjoying Christmas decorations

Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of a traditional Christmas at special places across the North East. See houses and gardens illuminated with twinkling lights for the festive season and have a go at making traditional decorations. Tuck into festive food and drinks, enjoy a refreshing winter walk and pick up special gifts for your loved ones away from the hustle and bustle of the high street.

Festive days out

Do you hear what I hear?

Not from the high street

Displays inside the Christmas shop at Wallington

Christmas gift ideas in the North East

National Trust shops have an exclusive range of unique gifts for Christmas, making them great places to pick up that something special. Combine a festive day out with a visit to a shop Pop into our shops in Seahouses or on Holy Island to browse our Christmas range or combine a festive day out at one of our special places with a stop in to a shop away from the hustle and bustle of the high street. Every gift you buy helps us look after special places for everyone to enjoy.

Visitors by a Christmas tree

Give the gift of National Trust membership  

Whether they love exploring historic houses and castles, cycling through the countryside or walking along the coast, National Trust membership is a gift to be enjoyed all year round. While they're making the most of their membership, the money from your gift helps us care for the places they visit and keeps them special for ever, for everyone.

What's on at Christmas

Christmas craft workshops, festive markets, winter walks, festive food, visits from Santa, magical light shows, carols and more - there's lots to choose from.