Christmas at Hinton Ampner

This article was about our Christmas activities at Hinton Ampner in 2017. We’ll be updating this with 2018 event information later in the year. A spell is cast over Hinton Ampner this Christmas. With spinning wheels whirring, glass slippers lost and a trail of gingerbread crumbs, step into the magical world of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales.

Saturday 2 - Saturday 23 December

The magical and macabre world of Brothers Grimm fairy tales comes to Hinton Ampner this Christmas.  Rapunzel’s plait, adorned with beads and ribbons, spirals down the staircase and the Elves and the Shoemaker hard at work in their workshop.  

All of Hinton Ampner's ground floor rooms are decorated, each one bringing to life a different fairy tale. Can you guess which fairy tales will be in which rooms?

" One day the grandmother presented the little girl with a red velvet riding hood; and as it fitted her very well, she would never wear anything else; and so she was called Little Red Riding Hood."
- Brothers Grimm

Bring all the family 

The fairy tale magic will sweep through the whole estate, including a Brothers Grimm themed Advent calendar trail for all the family to take part in. Find out what's in each box and guess the fairy tale to complete the challenge (£1 suggested donation).

The trail runs from Saturday 2 Decmber - Sunday 31 December 

Follow the clues to claim your prize
Child completing a trail

Tasty treats

Hinton’s pop-up shop makes a welcome return to the courtyard. Its shelves are laden with traditional old-fashioned sweets to tickle your tastebuds.

Hinton's pop-up shop is full of traditional sweets
Lady behind counter of traditional sweet shop

Shop 'til you drop

Indulge in some retail therapy this Christmas and shop for unique gifts, delicious treats and perfect plants at Hinton Ampner.