Christmas fun for families in Yorkshire

Get the Christmas feeling on a family day out in Yorkshire. Book the kids in to meet Father Christmas, help them make new decorations for the tree or wrap up warm and explore the outdoors on a walk.

What's your Christmas wish?

Meet Father Christmas in Yorkshire 

He's made his list, and checked it twice, and he'll be with us before you know it. Come and see Father Christmas in Yorkshire this festive season. You may need to book in advance, but don't miss the opportunity to see the big man - he's a very busy man you know!

Enjoy Music and Lights this Christmas

Christmas at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal 

Pick up a Christmas map on your way in and follow the trail of stars through the abbey and water garden. Stop by Swanley Grange along the way and get stuck into some crafty Christmas preparations. The abbey will also be lit up with multi-coloured lights and you can listen and join in with the carol singing.

Christmas tree decorated at Nostell

Christmas at Nostell 

Walk through the house all ready for Christmas, decorated with Chippendale inspired marbled paper garlands and chairflakes. Join in with Christmas crafts and post a letter to Father Christmas. Find our giant frame for a perfect family selfie.

A Georgian feast at Nunnington Hall

Christmas through the ages 

Visit Nunnington Hall for a Christmas journey through time. See how celebrations and decorations have evolved over the centuries from the swinging 1920s, indulgent feasting of the Georgian era, to the memorable ‘make do and mend’ 1950s There'll be something for all the family with Father Christmas in his grotto, carol singing and our popular community art exhibition.

Stories from Father Christmas

Stories and crafts at Treasurer's House 

Take a trip up to the attic grotto at Treasurer's House to visit Father Christmas. Listen to stories and receive a gift. There'll be craft activities too - come and make your Christmas tree decorations to take home.

Christmas family storytelling

Midwinter storytelling at Brimham Rocks 

We'll be telling midwinter stories celebrating myths and folklore inspired by the season and the magical landscape of Brimham Rocks. Join our storyteller for an interactive session sparking imaginations through a series of stories, songs and riddles.