Festive fun in and around Somerset this Christmas

There's something for everyone in and around Somerset this Christmas including 'A lantern of light' at Montacute House and 1920s merriment at Barrington Court. Just over the border Stourhead has a beautifully decorated house and tranquil walks around the lake, whilst at Kingston Lacy you'll find an illuminated garden and a festive house inspired by a Victorian Christmas. If you're feeling creative, why not try one of our Christmas recipes or crafts?

Visit Father Christmas

Find some Christmas merriment at Barrington Court

Discover the wonderful world of Christmas at Barrington

A lantern of light

See a lantern of light at Montacute House - from 2 December

A lantern of light in the Somerset countryside.

The music room in Stourhead House dressed for Christmas

Christmas comes to Stourhead

As Christmas arrives there’s a lot to discover, from the beautifully decorated house, to the tranquility of the winter garden.

The dining room at Kingston Lacy

Christmas and New Year at Kingston Lacy

Family time is especially important at Christmas. Make the most of the winter holidays with a traditional Victorian Christmas at Kingston Lacy.

A Christmas pudding

Christmas recipes for you to try 

Delicious festive fayre is always a fixture of the Christmas Day dinner table. Find classic recipes from the past and try our versions of modern favourites with top Christmas recipes.

A pine cone being used to make a mouse Christmas decoration

Nine handmade Christmas ideas 

Looking for handmade inspiration this Christmas? Here's a list of crafty things to made from our favourite bloggers, from ice lanterns to old fashioned wrapping paper.