Christmas craft workshops at Kedleston Hall

stockings at Kedleston hall

Whether it's decorations to treasure for years to come or learning a new crafting skill, our line up of bookable craft workshops and drop in crafts will help you get set for Christmas.

Drop in crafts

If you don't fancy booking onto a longer workshop we've still got plenty to keep everyone entertained, just drop in when it suits you!

Festive crafts in Caesar's Hall

Whether you're booked in to see Father Christmas or just visiting in general we'll have some festive crafts in Caesar's Hall. Make your own Christmas lantern out of paper, you could even bring it on our lantern walk!

Craft in the great outdoors

Drop in and make your own Christmas decoration in the Pleasure Ground's Loggia to take home with you. It's self-led so you can take as long as you like and you'll have all the materials there ready to go.

Cookie calendar craftiness

Order a hot chocolate & cookie in our Kedleston restaurant over the festive period and collect a craft pack to keep the little ones entertained on your tea break.


Drop in and make a paper lantern
a little girl making a paper lantern

Willow weaving

Willow artist Emma Parkins is returning to Kedleston once again for some festive willow weaving workshops. Unfortunately all of her bookable workshops have already sold out despite additonal sessions! You'll still be able to see some of her amazing handiwork hiding around the grounds, willow rudolph will be back once again to welcome you!

We'll leave the willow reindeers to the professional!
Kedleston's willow Rudolph

Needle felting

Needle felting is so much easier than it sounds! Come and join us on a special needle felting workshop and make your very own festive robin. Learn from crafting expert Vicky Del Greco the techniques used in needle felting to create your robin, complete with wired feet, which you can attach to your Christmas tree when you get home. All the materials and equipment that you need will be supplied along with expert tuition and coffee and a mince pie at your morning break.

Turn your hand to needle felting!
A needle felted robin

Textiles and applique

Unfortunetely these sessions are now sold out. It doesn't matter if you're a well seasoned sewer or new to the world of textiles this day long course can cater for all abilities. Choose from supplied templates with guidance from an expert or create your own Christmas stocking design from scratch using either sewn or stick on techniques.

make your own Christmas gifts
a hand made applique stocking

Make some stocking fillers

Unfortunetely these sessions are now sold out! Learn from professional crafter Vicky Del Greco, how to make a variety of stocking filler gifts, using a variety of crafting methods. This bookable all day course is great for those who love crafting and are looking for a bit of Christmas inspiration. 

You can make all sorts this Christmas at Kedleston
examples of stocking fillers you can make on our workshop

Wreath Making

Learn the basics of weaving willow to create a festive wreath to adorn your front door. Using foliage sourced from around the estate and ribbon you'll be able to create a rustic wreath with that personal touch. Although we don't provide extra ornaments there's nothing stopping you bringing some extra baubles and sparkle to bling it up!


Make your own Christmas wreath from scratch.
a rustic willow Christmas wreath