Christmas Traditions at Godolphin

The front of the House decorated for Christmas

Godolphin is open throughout the festive season, only closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, and we have an array of events and activities to get you feeling festive for the season.

Christmas show - Festive Farmyard Fun

Godolphin is a magical place to visit during Christmas and now with even more festivities to experience by booking your family tickets to enjoy a Christmas show. Gather the family together to enjoy a 'Festive Farmyard Fun' and meet Christine the Devon Red cow who's been left in charge of Christmas while the farmers away, what could possible go wrong?! 

Booking is essential, for more information and to book follow the link below: 

Christmas house open weekends

The historic Godolphin house will be traditionally decorated for Christmas with fires roaring and the smells of mince pies and mulled wine wafting from the kitchen. The house will be open weekends of 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15 & 16 of December. Soak up the atmosphere, chat with the friendly room guides and listen to carols on select dates.

Wreath making workshops

Join a Christmas wreath making workshop in Godolphin house, enjoying exclusive use of the historic house as you create a festive wreath to take home and add to add that extra Christmas charm.

Christmas high tea tour of Godolphin house

Book your place onto a Christmas high tea tour of Godolphin house to gain a deeper insight to the history and stories of Godolphin house before tucking into a festive 2 course lunch in the dining room with the fire to keep you warm.

Tinsel 10

Join the Christmas Trust10 running event on Sunday 23rd December to explore Godolphin's estate whilst getting some fresh winter air! Christmas fancy dress is welcomed and encouraged on this 5k or 10k multi-terrain Tinsel10 route. To check out the route before hand click here. This event is free with registration open from 8.30am and the run starting at 9am. The Piggery tearoom will be open for teas, coffees, cake and socialising after the run from 10am.

Family time

Christmas is a time to spend with families and Godolphin is a perfect place to make those memories. Journey around Godolphin on the family decoupage trail and collect treasures to create your own Christmas decoration to take home or add to the Christmas tree in the Cider House, trail running from 1st - 31st December (excluding 24th & 25th Dec). 

Winter walking at Godolphin
Winter walking at Godolphin
Winter walking at Godolphin

Wrap up warm and go for a family walk on the estate; take in the views, countryside and wildlife that make the outdoors at Godolphin so special. There’s always time for tea and cake, and we’ve got a selection in our Piggery tearoom – the perfect place to warm up.

Godolphin is only closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas day so there's plenty of time to visit. Bring your dog too, dogs on short leads welcome throughout the gardens and estate.