Christmas at Greenway

A pom pom Christmas Pudding wreath hanging on the kitchen door at Greenway, Devon

Find out how we celebrated Christmas at Greenway in 2021. Check back here nearer the time to plan a festive visit in 2022.


Staying safe 

In line with the easing of restrictions, we've reopened many of our houses. The safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our top priority. We'll continue to provide hand sanitiser and stick to our high standards of cleanliness. Wearing a face covering is a personal choice, although they are recommended in crowded and enclosed places.

We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.


Festive days out

To help you plan ahead, Greenway's festive opening times are: 

  • Open from 11am - 4pm on Saturday's and Sunday's between 4-19 December 2021
  • Open every day from 11am - 4pm between Monday 27 and Friday 31 December 2021
  • Closed from 1 January 2022

Please note that the house is open until 3pm, with last entry at 2.30pm.

If you wish to arrive by car, you'll need to book your parking space in advance here


A Christie Christmas 

Greenway House was the holiday home of Agatha Christie, and all the family would gather here to celebrate the season. They would trim the rooms with traditional decorations and play family Christmas games. This time of year was also usually when Agatha would release a new novel, and her devoted fans would always make sure to purchase one, prompting the phrase 'a Christie for Christmas'. 

The House Kitchen at Christmas, Greenway, Devon

The House Kitchen

Known as the heart of the home, this charming kitchen would have been bursting with all the scents of Christmas and warmth from the traditional aga.

The Library at Christmas, Greenway

The Library

The family's favourite room of the house, here is where they would relax with a drink of two. The cosy armchairs are perfect for whiling away hours with a good book.

The Dining Table at Christmas, Greenway

The Dining Room

Traditional recipes, the family gathered round the table and of course, there would have been Grannie's Plum Pudding. Agatha and her family spent many festive holidays at Greenway, and would have enjoyed a leisurely Christmas Dinner.


Can you help Percy the Park Keeper?

On weekends from 4-19 December 2021, and daily between 27-31 December 2021  

Based on the beloved books from writer and illustrator Nick Butterworth comes a festive outdoor trail with Percy The Park Keeper. There's lots of work to be done in the garden at wintertime, and Percy's needs some help. So why not step into his wellies and become his helper for the day? Armed with clues and help from his woodland friends, there's tons of fun to be had as you get closer to nature on this outdoor trail. 

Trail price £2, booking not needed. 



Winter views 

Winter is the perfect time to explore the garden at Greenway. The trees have shed their leaves, and so the views over the Dart estuary are opened up. Why not lace up your boots for a family ramble down the paths to the Boathouse foreshore, where you might be able to spot some winter wildlife on the river? 

Explore the woodland garden at Greenway
Family walking at Greenway, Devon
Explore the woodland garden at Greenway

Christmas shopping made easy

Christmas decorations on sale at National Trust shops

Festive wonderland

Transform your home into a winter wonderland this season with our unique decorations, from festive garlands and ornaments to handmade decorations.

Festive sweet treats and savoury nibbles from the National Trust shop

Gifts for food lovers

From tasty biscuits to handmade jams, indulgent chocolates or quaffable wines, there's something for everything this Christmas. Pick up a treat or two, or give as a special hamper to loved ones.

Range of seasonal gifts for outdoor explorers in the National Trust shop

Gifting ideas and stocking fillers

Leave the busy high street behind and let us help with our gift ideas to suit all. Whether you're looking for stocking fillers or gifts for nature lovers, outdoor explorers or foodie lovers, you'll find the perfect conscious gift to give.

Stop by the cafe...

Hot drinks to take away from the cafe at Coleton Fishacre

Cupful of cheer

Heading off round the garden for a winter stroll? We've got decadent hot chocolates, spiced chai lattes and warming cups of tea to keep those mittens toasty, so why not stop by the cafe on your route.

Mince pies at Greenway in Devon this Christmas

Tasty treats

Treat yourself to a festive winter warmer after your outdoor adventures around the garden. From snacks and light lunches to mince pies and gingerbread biscuits, the menu offers tasty plates for every appetite.