Christmas in Berkshire

This year in the Berkshire area you can step back in time at Basildon Park to the glamour of Christmases past, help Mother Christmas with her tasks at Cliveden or revel in the cosy domesticity of Greys Court's Swiss Brunner family Christmas.

We have all the traditions of carols, decorated houses and seasonal treats to enjoy and every time you visit you're helping to look after these special places.

Decorated Christmas tree in the Octagon Room at Basildon Park

Basildon Park 

We're celebrating Basildon Park turning 40 in the National Trust, and discover Christmases from Basildon Park's past in our new sumptuous display.

View of the Christmas Tree in the drawing room in the Greys Court house from the piano

Greys Court 

Discover more about what is on offer in the house this festive season, including the star pieces in the collection that will be on display, and the lavish Swiss traditions we will be celebrating.

christmas trail cliveden


Be charmed by Cliveden this festive season. Whether you’d like to relive old traditions, such as ambling around on your favourite winter walk, or create new ones, such as exploring this year’s Christmas Trail, Cliveden estate has 376 acres of festive joy.

You can explore The Vyne decorated for a Victorian Christmas.

The Vyne 

From 1 December to 3 January, explore the ground floor of the house decorated for a Victorian Christmas. In the grounds, you can enjoy festive walks or complete a family trail inspired by A Christmas Carol. In the shop you can tick off some of your Christmas shopping and when you’ve had enough, you can refuel in the Brewhouse tea-room.

Sandham xmas hanging decoration

Sandham Memorial Chapel 

The year end beckons but Sandham remains open and has plenty of Christmas shopping opportunities and seasonal activities to inspire you.