Top Christmas days out in the South West

Take a look at the top places to visit and festive experiences which took place across the South West in 2020.

Check back here nearer the time to find out what's planned for Christmas 2021.

Please book ahead before visiting

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. We’ve reopened the places you love, safely and in line with government guidance. We recommend you book in advance for visits to gardens and parks, especially at busy times such as weekends. Please check the property webpage of the place you wish to visit before you travel.

Christmas illuminations

Peter Rabbit Winter adventure image

Take part in a winter adventure with Peter Rabbit 

We're inviting you to embark on a Peter Rabbit™ winter adventure activity trail at Avebury, Barrington Court, Buckland Abbey, Coleton Fishacre, Corfe Castle, Cotehele, Dunster, Dyrham Park, Godolphin, Greenway, Heddon Valley, Killerton, Knightshayes, Lacock Abbey, Lanhydrock, Montacute House, Saltram, Stourhead, Studland Bay, Trelissick and Tyntesfield.

Spot all kinds of nature and help Peter's friends 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

Christmas highlights from Devon

Christmas highlights from Dorset

Christmas highlights from Somerset

Christmas highlights from Wiltshire

The Dining Room at Coleton Fishacre ready for a Christmas party dinner

Historic Christmases 

Places across the South West have been busy decking the halls and getting their houses decorated for Christmas. See what a small family Christmas would have looked like at Dunster Castle or follow the Christmas pudding trail around Greenway. There's always a chance to explore the ground floor at Knightshayes as it's decorated to reflect different Christmas traditions, or warm yourself by the fire at Trerice.

Spend time outdoors this Christmas

Visitors in Cotehele's spring garden

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 getting some fresh air as spring emerges.

Christmas days out around the South West

Decorations on outdoor Christmas trees in the Stables Courtyard

Celebrate Christmas with us 

Although we know Christmas will be a bit different this year, there's lots to choose from to celebrate the festive season both at home and at the places that are open. Plan a local winter visit, find a gift, try a craft or two, discover how to make it a greener one and lots more.