Festive fun in and around South Somerset

There's something for everyone in South 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?

Morris dancer sticks being held aloft

Misrule and merriment at Montacute House

The Lord of Misrule will be taking over this winter for some festive merry making.

The fireplace at Barrington Court decorated for Christmas

Join the midwinter merriment

We welcome you to join us for the season of festive midwinter merriment, and perhaps to pay Father Christmas a visit too.

The music room in Stourhead House dressed for Christmas

Festive celebrations at Stourhead

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

The house at Kingston Lacy is transformed by winter illuminations throughout December

Christmas to New Year at Kingston Lacy

Make the most of the festive season at Kingston Lacy as we celebrate the creativity of Christmases old and new. Enjoy winter walks around the spectacular illuminated garden, experience the enchanting decorations in the house or blow out the cobwebs on a winter walk on the estate. Plan your festive visit this Christmas…

Christmas wrapping

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.

Light and spicy with orange and star anise

Christmas recipes for you to try 

Our delicious festive recipes will go down a storm at your Christmas party or Christmas lunch. From appetisers and sides to mouth-watering puddings, here are ten recipes to inspire you.