Christmas in London

There's a flurry of festivity across London this Christmas.

Enjoy gleaming winter gardens or explore historic houses decorated for the season.

New for 2021 is Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand.

Latest visiting update 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​

Percy the Park Keeper

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail

This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Morden Hall Park, Osterley Park and House and Park and Rainham Hall on Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand.

Winter at Ham House and Garden, Richmond, London

Ham House and Garden, London 

Enjoy a candlelit Christmas at Ham House this winter, with sparkling Christmas trees and natural green wreaths adding a festive glow to this historic house. Explore the extensive outdoor spaces at this historic estate too, wrapping up warm against the crisp winter air. Children can take part in Percy the Park Keeper’s winter wander trail joining in the fun with Percy and his animal friends around the wintry garden. 4 December - 3 January (excluding 25 December).

Slender silhouettes of bare trees on a misty winter dawn in Morden Hall Park, London.

Morden Hall Park 

Escape outdoors this winter and explore the beautiful bridges, meadows and riverside walks at Morden Hall Park. Children can explore the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail from Saturday 4 December and Tuesday 4 January (apart from Christmas Day and Boxing Day). They can join Storytelling with Elf Flora too, perfect for under 5's or make tree decorations with seeds and clay. Adults can take part in a wreath making workshop, making a beautiful natural wreath.

Winter at Osterley Park and House, Hounslow, London

Osterley Park and House 

Stretch your legs in the vast outdoor estate at Osterley Park this Christmas. The Winter Garden comes into its own at this time of year, with colourful leaves, bark and flowers to spot. And if you're bringing your dog with you, they can enjoy a walk in the formal gardens throughout winter. Specially for families there's Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail from 1 – 31 December (excluding 24 and 25 December).

Rainham Hall Railings

Rainham Hall 

Discover how Vogue photographer and interior designer Anthony Denney decorated the hall for Christmas and enjoy The Denney Edition, an exhibition celebrating the life and career former resident. New for 2021, little people can explore the garden on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail, running from Saturday 4 December – Friday 24th December 2021. The house and garden are open on Thursday – Saturdays from 11-4pm.

runnymede

Runnymede 

Wrap up warm and head out on a frosty walk through the meadows of Runnymede, taking in artwork and memorials on your way. Warm up afterwards in the tea-room with a hot drink and tasty treat.

Visitors make paper chains near the Christmas tree at Attingham Park

Christmas crafts how to guides 

From paper chains and pine cones to scented orange slices, keep little fingers busy and learn how to make traditional decorations for a greener Christmas. Plus, watch our wreath-making masterclass video.