Christmas traditions in the Midlands

Christmas is all about traditions. Many of the places in our care are looking back to traditions of days gone by, telling the stories of the people who lived and worked there and the Christmas they enjoyed.

Christmas presents underneath a decorated tree

Hardwick Hall 

Celebrate at Hardwick this festive season with “The Perfect Gift”. Discover the traditions of Hardwick’s past as we reveal some of the gifts given to the estate over 400 years.

A view of the Inner Library decorated for Christmas with a large Christmas tree

Attingham Park 

Step back in time and experience a 1920s Christmas in our festively dressed Mansion. From intimate dinners, servants' balls, children's parties and gift baskets for their workers, Christmas for the 8th Lord and Lady Berwick was costly, but lively.

Christmas tree in front of fireplace decorated with flag and paper streamers, table in foregound

Upton House and Gardens 

Visit Upton's wartime Christmas this festive season. Discover how the bank staff living and working at Upton during the war would have prepared to make the best of things. Making gifts and cards for loved ones at Christmas gave them happy times to focus on.

Dining room at Charlecote Park dressed for Victorian Christmas

Charlecote Park 

Join us for a traditional Victorian Christmas this year.

The Workhouse in snow on a sunny day

The Workhouse 

Join the paupers and staff to celebrate Christmas at The Workhouse.

Chrisytmas weaths at Moseley Old Hall

Moseley Old Hall 

Join us to celebrate a 17th century style Christmas at Moseley Old Hall.

Pre wartime Christmas tree decorations at Croft Castle and Parkland in Herefordshire

Croft Castle 

Step away from the madness of Christmas shopping and discover a wartime Christmas at Croft Castle. Join in with the camaraderie of Christmas on the home front, enjoy a sing song around the piano and see the castle decorated, ready for loved ones to return home.

Carol singing in the Gunby Music Room

Gunby Hall and Gardens 

When the house is decorated for Christmas, you can't help but feel the joy of the season.

Father Christmas standing infront of a fireplace in the house at Croome

Croome 

Why not make Croome part of your Christmas traditions this year and visit over the festive season.

A mask for the masquerade ball

Berrington Hall 

Find out how the ladies and gentlemen of this Georgian mansion may have celebrated Christmas this November and December...