Top Christmas days out in the South West

Make Christmas 2021 extra special by planning a festive visit at your favourite place in the South West. From spectacular winter illuminations to family trails and Christmas markets, there are lots of things to see and do near you this winter.

Winter illuminations

Percy the Park Keeper

Take part in Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail 

We're inviting you to embark on Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Arlington Court, Avebury, Buckland Abbey, Castle Drogo, Coleton Fishacre, Cotehele, Dunster Castle, Dyrham Park, Fyne Court, Godolphin, Greenway, Hidcote, Killerton Estate, Kingston Lacy, Knightshayes, Lacock, Lanhydrock, Montacute House, Newark Park, Parke, Prior Park, Saltram, Stourhead, Studland Bay, Trelissick, Trerice and Tyntesfield.

Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand as you make your way around beautiful gardens and parks - who will you come across on the way?

Christmas highlights around Bath and Bristol

Christmas highlights from Cornwall

Volunteering hanging wreath on doorway

Christmas at Cotehele

Celebrate Christmas with a festive day out to Cotehele. Step back in time to see a recreation of how the garland tradition begun, see Cotehele Mill decorated for a family Christmas and head out on a frosty walk around the estate

Christmas highlights from Devon

A Christmas tree beside a nutcracker and presents

The Nutcracker at Saltram (Booking essential) 

The magic is back this Christmas at Saltram. Join us daily (sadly there will be no evening opening or illuminations this year) in the house to see it magically decorated around the well loved story of The Nutcracker. Booking is essential to visit the house and / or garden & The Nutcracker until 3rd Jan.

Christmas highlights from Dorset

Christmas highlights from Somerset and Wiltshire

Spend time outdoors this Christmas

Visitors walking in the grounds at Knightshayes, Devon

Walks in the South West 

Explore the diverse landscape of the South West on foot. Here's a selection of great walks by county, taking in coastline, hillforts, woodland, countryside and more across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. Navigate through these to find your local walk, perfect for exploring the great outdoors this winter.

Christmas days out around the South West

North Front of Waddesdon Manor lit for Christmas, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire

Plan ahead to Christmas 

Escape the hustle and bustle of the high street this festive season at National Trust places in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Discover what's on over Christmas and find inspiration for great days out and new experiences.