Festive family fun in the North West

Seek out clues on festive family trails or travel back in time to enjoy Christmas traditions from the past. For something extra special, experience a magical, after-dark winter wonderland at Dunham Massey.

Father Christmas meets little girl at Lyme, Cheshire

Regency fun and fairy trails at Lyme 

At Lyme step back in time for Regency Christmas with rooms decorated, festive music and a chance to grab one of the last places for an Audience with Father Christmas. There are also fairies and elves to find in the garden...

Cartoon images of Christmas deer in front of the house at Dunham Massey on a snowy day

Where's Rudolph with his nose so bright?

Dunham Massey need your help during the day to find Rudolph this Christmas. A herd of magical deer have returned this winter but will you find all eight? Be sure to find Rudolph too to earn your chocolate reward!

Children meeting Father Christmas at Quarry Bank

Christmas past at Quarry Bank 

Step into two difference Georgian Christmases at Quarry Bank. Experience how the mill owning Greg family would've celebrated this time of year before seeing how the child workers living at the Apprentice House would've marked it. Make sure you also visit the gardens to help find the lost sleigh bells and wander into the restored glasshouse for a festive display.

Dunham Winter Lights 1

Christmas at Dunham Massey: the magical, after-dark, illuminated trail...

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas when the trees and formal gardens of Dunham Massey are all aglow for a magical after-dark experience. In partnership with Raymond Gubbay Limited, Dunham Massey will be transformed into a winter wonderland this December– a one mile sparkling path winding through the historic woodland with plenty of surprises along the way.