Christmas at Knightshayes 2021

Knightshayes decorated with festive foliage

Christmas is a magical time at Knightshayes. Soak in the festive atmosphere as you explore the ground floor of the house and formal garden.

The house at Christmas

Saturday and Sunday, 4, 5, 11 & 12 December, 11am - 4pm 

Daily, 18 - 23 December, 11am - 4pm.

Wander the ground floor of the house and soak in the festive atmosphere. The trees are up with gifts piled beneath, choir music fills the Hall and fairy lights twinkle from the garlands.

Each room will celebrate a Christmas tradition from gift giving to ghost stories, which one will be your favourite?

Take part in Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail
Percy the Park Keeper
Take part in Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail.

4 December - 3 January, £2 per trail

Property closed 24, 25, 26 December

Treat your little ones to a world of adventures over the Christmas period as we invite you to join us for Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand exploring the gardens at Knightshayes.

Help Percy to help nature and complete a series of winter tasks, activities and games to earn a prize at the end.

Father Christmas 

Weekends from 4 - 19 December, then daily 20 - 23 December. 

£6 per person, (normal admission applies), booking essential

Father Christmas will be returning to Knightshayes this December. Our traditional green suited Father Christmas will be telling stories and giving gifts. As you can imagine, he will be in high demand - we invite you to book tickets for your children to meet Father Christmas when booking opens on November 1.

Eating and shopping this Christmas
A felt holly wreath with a felt robin attached on a red background

Festive shopping

Housed in the Victorian stables, the shop is a warm and inviting space brimming full of gift ideas, tasty treats and children's toys. Filled with exclusively designed ranges, inspired by our special places, you’re bound to find the perfect gift.

a traybake of flapjacks on grease-proof paper drizzled with icing sugar

Eating and drinking at Knightshayes

Open 11am - 4pm daily, with a small menu that will still tickle your taste buds in the Stables Café. Face coverings are recommended in enclosed or crowded spaces. Please bring one with you.

Visitor taking pictures of a spring border at Knightshayes, Devon

Visiting Knightshayes: what you need to know

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit.