Take a trip to Hardwick this Christmas

Children looking up at Christmas tree lights

From 23 November to 22 December, enjoy a great Christmas day out in Derbyshire. You will find plenty of Christmas cheer at Hardwick. Explore the house and see it sparkle with festive stars and lights. The Stables shop has gifts for all the family and indulge in a festive treat in the Great Barn restaurant.

Hardwick Hall at Christmas

Step into the Hall (Wednesday to Sunday) amidst an abundance of lights, creating a captivating atmosphere not to forget. 

As you walk through the entrance hall, sparkling Christmas trees and lights of all kinds will welcome you and keep the Hall aglow. Follow the lights and decorations up the stairs and through the first floor. Families can enjoy a festive trail to take around with them around the Gardens and Hall.

The magnificent 16ft Christmas trees welcome you into the Hall, all lit up for the season
A 16ft decorated  Christmas tree in the main entrance hall at Hardwick
The magnificent 16ft Christmas trees welcome you into the Hall, all lit up for the season

The festive feel continues outside

The garden will be lit and decorated with natural willow creations. Out on the lawn of the South Terrace will be our sleigh pulled by willow reindeer. Hop in for a festive photo.

Come and have photo with our willow reindeer and sleigh
Child and mother with a willow reindeer
Come and have photo with our willow reindeer and sleigh

To escape the wet weather, enjoy a snack and a drink in our stables area where dogs are also welcome. 

Trees and gifts

In the Stableyard you can buy your Christmas tree from the cartshed. We have a range of types, shapes and sizes available and by purchasing your tree from us you will be helping to look after Hardwick. 

The shop has all sorts of things to choose from that make for some lovely gifts with a selection for foodies, gardeners, outdoors lovers, home birds, fashionistas and more. There is also a great range of decorations and Christmas cards. Even better, buying your gifts and tree from Hardwick means you are helping to look after this special place. 

Visit the shop in the old stables to pick up gifts of all kinds. By buying here you're helping us to look after Hardwick
Christmas products for sale in the Shop at Hardwick, Derbyshire
Visit the shop in the old stables to pick up gifts of all kinds. By buying here you're helping us to look after Hardwick

Don't forget that membership also makes a brilliant gift - one that lasts all year. Speak to our friendly team in the Visitor Reception for more information. 

To put the final sparkle to your visit, head to the Great Barn restaurant for a festive treat or seasonal bite including mince pies and mulled wine. 


Escape to the quiet

If you are looking for a break from the busyness that this time of year brings, stretch your legs in the park, open everyday except Christmas day. 

Wrap up and head out into the park at Hardwick for fresh air, wintery landscapes away from it all
Lady with little girl on her shoulders enjoying a winter walk
Wrap up and head out into the park at Hardwick for fresh air, wintery landscapes away from it all

Finally, all the team at Hardwick wish you a Merry Christmas and we look forward to welcoming you.