Christmas at Greenway

Children on a winter walk through the garden

With woodland paths to explore and an outdoors adventure trail to complete, days at Greenway are guaranteed to fill you with seasonal cheer. We recommend booking your visit in advance, as we cannot guarantee entry on the day.

 

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All event information, dates and details on this page relates to Christmas 2020. Why not check back here nearer the time to see what's happening for Christmas 2021?

 

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? 

Winter is a great time to explore the garden as the views of the river are at their best
Two visitors walking the garden at Greenway in the winter, with the river in the backround
Winter is a great time to explore the garden as the views of the river are at their best

 

A Winter adventure with the Peter Rabbit™ family trail

Weekends from 5 - 20 December and daily between 27-31 December 2020 

Join in the magic with Peter Rabbit™ and friends on a nature adventure activity trail around the garden at Greenway. 

Young nature adventurers can lend a hand to some of Beatrix Potter’s well-loved characters such as Squirrel Nutkin, Mr. Jeremy Fisher and Jemima Puddleduck, and solve the clues to earn their special trail badge and certificate.

There will be nature-themed active challenges to try along the way, as well as a Peter Rabbit selfie station at the end of the trail where everyone can take a picture with their favourite storybook rabbit. 

The price of the trail is £2 per pack and inside you will have a little trail book, pencil, eraser, certificate and badge. This trail has been bought in partnership with Penguin Random House UK.

The garden trail connects kids with nature
A child doing a bark rubbing against a tree
The garden trail connects kids with nature

A Christie Christmas

Please note the house is now closed. 

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.

 

For the safety of staff and visitors, we've introduced social distancing measures and all payments are card only in our shop and cafe. It's through purchases like these that we can continue to care for Greenway, for everyone, for ever. 

 

Christmas shopping at Greenway

Christmas retail 2020

Eco-friendly Christmas

Nature matters more than ever this year, so join us on our sustainable journey. Whether it's lovingly handmade decorations, recyclable wrapping paper, or gift tags that grow into wild flowers, there's something for everyone in our eco-friendly Christmas range.

Peter Rabbit™ Christmas sack (National Trust Shop)

Peter Rabbit at Greenway

Outside in the garden, Peter Rabbit and friends have a winter adventure for you to take part in this festive season, and that's not all. In the shop at Greenway we have the perfect early stocking-filler for a Peter Rabbit fan, the new book ‘Peter Rabbit: Christmas is Coming’ from Puffin could be the perfect gift. Featuring 24 brand new stories and an activity to enjoy every day of Advent, this beautiful book makes the perfect Christmas gift and will become a festive tradition for Peter Rabbit fans young and old.

 

A taste of Christmas

The Barn Cafe will be open and serving some festive favourites to bring warmth and cheer. Please note all items will be takeaway, perfect to enjoy out around the garden on a winter stroll.

We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. In line with government guidelines you're required to wear a face covering, unless exempt: please bring one with you.

Indulgent hot chocolates on frosty winter walks, what could be better?
Takeaway hot chocolate from the cafe
Indulgent hot chocolates on frosty winter walks, what could be better?