Have lots of festive fun at Lyme

Mother and child take a selfie infront of the Christmas tree at Lyme

Christmas is upon us and whilst things are a little different this year, we are glad to welcome you to Lyme. Whether you are coming to see a selection of beautifully decorated rooms in the house, to take part in the Peter Rabbit adventure trail or to head out for a wintry walk, we hope to share a little festive cheer.

A Country House Christmas

Friday-Tuesday, 4 December - 5 January (closed Christmas Day. Boxing Day and New Year's Day TBC)

10.30am - 3.30pm (last entry 3pm)

Start your Christmas celebrations at Lyme and see a selection of rooms beautifully transformed. Each room will take inspiration from how Christmas has been celebrated through the ages at National Trust properties across the North West.

Imagine yourself seated at the table of a Tudor feast in the Drawing Room, inspired by Little Moreton Hall or an elegant Georgian Christmas dinner as would have been celebrated at Dunham Massey. 

While this year we won't have the usual choirs or entertainment, we hope we can still bring Christmases past to life.

The beautiful Entrance Hall ready to welcome festive visitors to Lyme
The beautiful Entrance Hall ready to welcome festive visitors to Lyme
The beautiful Entrance Hall ready to welcome festive visitors to Lyme

Key information:

Booking is essential for your visit to Lyme. Tickets cover entry to the estate, house and garden. There is no additional charge for the Christmas event. No entry to the house and garden without a pre-booked ticket.

Tickets are free for NT members, £8 for adults and £4 for children. Under 5s free.

You can book your tickets here:

Make the most of your festive visit

A man with glasses in profile view drinks from a takeaway cup

Grab a bite to eat

You'll find a Refreshment Kiosk in the car park and the Timber Yard Café open from 10am–4pm serving a limited range of hot and cold drinks and some light snacks to take away. The Servant's Hall Café is open weekends 11am-3pm. We’ve introduced safety measures including screens at our tills and waymarked routes. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

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Pop into our shop

Our shop is open from 11am, Friday to Tuesday. For the safety of staff and visitors we've introduced social distancing measures and changes to payment, which will be via card only. It is through your purchases that we are able to continue looking after Lyme for everyone, for ever.