Christmas at Knole

Knole's Orangery is decorated with a beautiful tree and twinkling lights

Enjoy a magical day out at Knole this festive season, and see the Great Hall dressed for Christmas for the first time.

The Great Hall

Soak up the festive atmosphere in our majestic wood-panelled Great Hall which is open at Christmas for the first time this year, with a sparkling 15 foot tree taking pride of place.

A roaring log fire will be burning in the beautiful stone fireplace, the perfect place to warm up while admiring the hall’s intricately carved wooden screen and historic portraits.

Enjoy carols in the Great Hall on selected dates in December. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole/whats-on

 

The Gatehouse Tower

The Gatehouse Tower is full of cheer this Christmas. Explore the private rooms of former resident Eddy Sackville-West and admire the Music Room dressed in the style of a vintage Christmas complete with 1930s inspired decorations.

Climb the stairs to the roof for spectacular winter views of the park and house.

 

Park

The winding paths through Knole’s ancient 1000-acre parkland are perfect for festive walks. Enjoy the wintry vistas and look out for the beautiful deer herd.

On Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays guided walks leave from the Visitor Centre at 2pm. We are also running two special guided walks on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, the perfect way to get some fresh air during the festive season. There’s no need to book, but see here for more details https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole/whats-on

Events

Join us for one of our Christmas workshops and create your own woodcut Christmas cards, festive wreath and learn the art of luxury gift wrapping.

Back by popular demand our winter deer feeding sessions with Dom Andrews, Park and Deer Keeper, will give you a chance to see the herd gather for their morning feed. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/b2af2ef5-0b55-470b-8548-8cd8a3079c47/pages/details

 

Shopping

There are lots of opportunities for Christmas shopping at Knole this year. Visit our pop-up Christmas shop from 9 November to 23 December for a wonderful selection of locally produced gifts, including jewellery, ceramics, glassware and tasty Christmas treats.

The fire will be warming our cosy bookshop so come in and browse our beautiful selection of books on history, food, gardening, travel and more. The children’s area has lots of fun gift ideas for little ones. The Brewhouse shop will also be open daily selling a selection of food and homeware.

Eating

Warm up in the Brewhouse café decorated for Christmas. Enjoy warming soups, light lunches and a delicious selection of cakes including our very special mince pies.

The Brewhouse will be serving traditional Christmas lunches during the festive season. For more information and to book https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/037e9f30-47fa-40d6-a568-4e16d3f6def2/pages/details

Visiting Knole with children this Christmas

There is plenty of fun for the whole family at Knole this festive season. Come along to our family workshop and decorate a beautiful wooden deer Christmas tree ornament, soak up the festive atmosphere and admire the sparkling Christmas trees in the Great Hall and the Orangery. Get some fresh air in the park by following our Christmas Deer Trail and pop into the Brewhouse Café for a warming drink and one of our very special mince pies.

Christmas Deer Trail

Help Sally Squirrel find the 10 decorations she needs for her Christmas tree by following our parkland trail then claim your furry prize from the Visitor Centre.

Saturday 1 December to Wednesday 2 January; Child £5, no need to book

Make a Christmas tree decoration

Decorate your own wooden deer decoration for the Christmas tree. Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December. £3 per child. Booking essential by calling 0344 2491895 or by the website www.nationaltrust.org/knole/whats-on

Carol singing around the tree

Bring the family along to enjoy carols around our magnificent tree and roaring log fire in the Great Hall. Saturday 8, Sunday 9 and Sunday 16 December from 1.30pm-2pm and 2.30pm-3pm. Normal admission charges apply.

Let off steam in the park

Our 1000 acre park with its beautiful herd of wild deer is a wonderful place to burn off some energy. The undulating paths are perfect for bikes, scooters and buggies and our woodland has lots of trees to climb or why not make your own den? Don’t forget to take a selfie with our resident wooden deer and badger located near the outdoor picnic area!