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. Whether it’s for a wintry walk through Thorncombe Woods, or carols and crafts in front of a roaring open fire, there’s plenty to enjoy here in Hardy Country.

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

There’ll be lots of festive fun, including:

  • Delicious yuletide treats cooked in the Max Gate kitchen
  • Make-your-own Christmas cards and traditional Victorian decorations 
  • Musical performances and readings of Hardy’s Christmas-themed poetry

So, come along and experience a Christmas as Hardy would have enjoyed it. 

What's on at Max Gate

What's on at Hardy's Cottage