Top Christmas days out in the South West

Christmas is coming and it's landing in places across the South West. From enchanted houses, to fairytale stories and handmade garlands, why not make one of these places part of your Christmas traditions?

Children looking at the decorations and Christmas wishes on a tree at an event

Lacock Abbey 

The Talbot family letters inspire Christmas at Lacock. Why not makee your own family memories at the Abbey's Christmas festival in the cloisters?

A very Victorian Christmas at Tyntesfield

Tyntesfield 

If you head to Tyntesfield you'll leave the 21st century behind as you step into a Victorian Christmas.

The drawing room at Max Gate

Max Gate

Max Gate is open for the very first time this Christmas. A festive Hardy welcome awaits you with the house decked out for a Victorian Christmas, craft activities for children and seasonal treats. Performances by the New Hardy Players on the Sat 16 & Sat 23 Dec.

Hardy's Cottage on a winter's day with the roof and garden covered in a blanket of snow

Hardy's Cottage

Open for the first time this Christmas. Hardy’s Cottage will be decked in greenery for a Hardy-esque Christmas of log fires, mulled apple juice and music.

Father Christmas and a young girl

Stourhead 

The house sparkles with decorations while Father Christmas delights families with stories and presents.

The fireplace at Barrington Court decorated for Christmas

Barrington Court

Barrington Court is revisiting the 1920's this Christmas. With vintage decorations, old fashioned games and gramaphone records to play, you can experience a family Christmas from days gone by.

Front Park gate, Killerton

Christmas at Killerton 

This Christmas step through the doors at Killerton and enter into Kenneth Grahame's world of Wind in the Willows.

The exterior of Coleton Fishacre house lit for Christmas

Coleton aglow 

Discover Coleton Fishacre in a new light; streams, beautiful trees and exotic features of the garden are lit for Christmas.

Family enjoying Christmas walk in the garden at Saltram, Devon

Saltram 

Brighten up dark winter nights with a stroll around the enchanted illuminated gardens and see the house magically decorated throughout with inspiration taken from some well-known fairy tales.

Illuminated dried flower Christmas garland in the Hall

Cotehele 

When the residents of Cotehele first hung a modest, floral, Christmas display in the hall in the 1950s, little did they know how their simple decoration would turn into the magnificent and famous tradition it is today.

A Christmas tree and roaring fire at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Lanhydrock 

Discover the origins of Christmas traditions which began in the Victorian times. Outside, you can wander the decorated garden; back inside the house it is warm, festive and atmospheric.

Trelissick lit dark night Christmas

Trelissick 

Adorned with Christmas decorations, stunning flowers and twinkling lights the house will be alive with festive cheer.