Christmas in Berkshire

This year in the Berkshire area you can head to Basildon Park for the glamour of a Christmas inspired by Lady Iliffe's French-Mauritian roots, earn your wings at Cliveden's Angel Academy or revel in the cosy domesticity of Greys Court's 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 

It's a joyeux noel at Basildon Park this year in honour of Lady Iliffe's French Mauritian roots. The last mistress of the house was often in France at Christmas, but when she was at home, she entertained in style. The mansion is lavishly dressed to capture a moment in time on Christmas eve.

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 some special memories from Sir Hugo, the youngest of the Brunner boys, about what their family Christmases were like at Greys Court.

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 pleasures.

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 workshop easter wreath

Sandham Memorial Chapel 

Spring and Easter are great opportunities to join one of our workshops to perhaps learn a new craft or develop skills from a workshop last year. We continue to have our regular monthly chapel talks, poetry readings and services too.