A very merry Hardy Christmas

The cottage front door with a festive wreath

Christmas is a particularly magical time to visit Hardy's homes in Dorset. Here's all the fun we had in Christmas 2019. We’re working hard to reopen many of our places where it is safe to do so, however Hardy's Cottage is closed until 2021.

Christmas 2019

Take a wintry walk through Thorncombe Woods, see the natural decorations and experience the tastes, sights and sounds of a Victorian Christmas here in Hardy Country.

Throughout December be transported back into a traditional Victorian Christmas at Max Gate and Hardy’s Cottage.

There’ll be opportunities to experience:

  • Delicious yuletide treats cooked in the Max Gate kitchen
  • Traditional Victorian decorations 
  • Musical performances, stories, carols and mummers plays on selected dates (see events listings for details)
  • Enchanting walks through the woods at Hardy’s Cottage.