Christmas at Hinton Ampner

CHRISTMAS AT HINTON AMPNER - 2017: This article was about our Christmas activities at Hinton Ampner in 2017. We will be updating this information very shortly with details of Hinton's 2018 offer.

In the meantime though, you can book tickets for our 2018 event - A Christmas Murder Mystery - here: 



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
Follow the clues to claim your prize

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
Hinton's pop-up shop is full of traditional sweets

Shop 'til you drop

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