Christmas in Essex

Our places in Essex are ready to share their festive traditions with you. Father Christmas, carols, houses decorated for the season, crafts and seasonal treats; there's plenty of things to do. Plus every time you visit you're helping us to look after these special places. So why not make us part of your Christmas?

Marchpane with xmas trees

A Tudor Christmas at Paycocke's 

Discover this stunning Tudor merchant’s house at Christmas and see it dressed as Thomas Paycocke might have enjoyed it in 1517. Try Tudor delicacies and pick up some beautiful gifts whilst you're here.

Children meet Father Christmas at The Vyne, Hampshire

Father Christmas at Hatfield Forest 

Over the festive season, the wintry weather takes its toll on the forest’s grassy paths which become worn and eroded. Even Father Christmas is helping us care for the forest by changing his usual walking trail to carols by the campfire.

Christmas gifts on a wooden gate

Medieval Christmas Craft Fayre 

Step back in time this November as Grange Barn in Coggeshall is taken over by Medieval folk and local craftspeople selling high quality crafts.

Thank you

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

Season's greetings and a heart felt thank you from all of us. Your support is helping us care for special places like this, for ever, for everyone.