Great places for Christmas crafts in the East

Are you someone who enjoys the homemade touch at Christmas? Prepare for the festive season ahead, when you book a place at one of our craft workshops. There's a variety of activities to choose from this year, from crafting Christmas wreaths to making decorations that you can take home and hang on your tree.

Child holding a little fondant snowman in his hands at our Christmas Sparkle event

Christmas crafts at Ickworth 

Goodness, we've so many workshops and crafts on offer at Ickworth this festive season. From Christmas baking days in our historic kitchen, to wreath making workshops with our head gardener. Also, our drop-in craft activities aren't just for children, there's lots for grown-ups too.

Child with large Christmas decoration

Christmas tree dressing at Dunstable Downs 

Every year the local community and visitors from far and wide help to decorate a very special tree from the Whipsnade Tree Cathedral. Open to all ages and artistic abilities. Enjoy a steaming hot chocolate and help keep the community tree looking magical.

Christmas wreath making at Llanerchaeron, ceredigion

Wreath making at Oxburgh Hall 

Join our garden team and discover your creative talents with some Christmas wreath making. With greenery collected from the Estate and finished off with decorative Christmas items – your wreath will surely have pride of place on your front door this Christmas.

Felted soaps and stars made at Chirk Castle craft activities

Felt decorations at Wicken Fen 

Fancy escaping the festive hustle and bustle to spend a few hours exploring your creative side? Looking for something a bit more natural than your standard Christmas bauble? Learn how to make unique felted decorations, beads and baubles for your home or Christmas tree.

A volunteer helps with crafts

Willow decorations at Wicken Fen  

Join one of the festive workshops at Wicken Fen and learn to craft your own decorations for house, tree and table. You’ll be guided by expert basket-maker Nadine Anderson, who will show you how to use rushes and willow branches to make stars, hearts and other traditional rustic decorations.

Snowmen on the  Skyline

Make your own snowman at Wimpole 

If you're coming to our Christmas Craft Fair why not have a go at making your own log snowman, with the expert tuition of our gardening team? These appealing characters can add festive charm to your home both indoors and out.

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