Things to do between Christmas and New Year

Looking for things to do between Christmas and New Year? We’ve got some great suggestions

A mum and daughter completing a Christmas craft activity

Family crafts at Quarry Bank

Quarry Bank mill, cafe and Apprentice House are open from Tues 27 Dec – Sun 1 Jan. Join our daily family craft activities, 27 – 30 Dec, 11 - 3pm, or take a winter walk through the woods.

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

Dunham Massey

Wander around Dunham’s winter garden with its thousands of evergreen shrubs and winter blooms, open from 26 Dec. Or ‘Find Rudolph’ by tracking down our 8 life sized reindeer in the park (until 2 Jan).

Man walking in snow on a winter walk at Lyme, Cheshire


Stretch your legs with a winter walk at Lyme and burn off the Christmas calories. Park open daily, Timber yard shop and café open daily 26 Dec – 1 Jan, garden, and tea room open 31 Dec & 1 Jan.

Speke Hall's North Range on a frosty morning


The Stable Tea Room is open New Year’s Eve, 31 Dec, 10.30 – 3.30pm, and weekends 7 Jan – 11 Feb. Why not go walking on the Speke estate and finish with a delicious cake and hot chocolate?