A Godolphin Christmas

Christmas Presents with stocking
Published : 14 Oct 2015 Last update : 19 Nov 2015

Come and see the house decorated for a traditional Cornish Christmas, join in with our family trail or take a winter's walk on the wider estate.

Godolphin House at Christmas

The house will be open for two weeks this winter, from Saturday 28 November to Sunday 13 December 10am - 4pm.

See the house decorated for the festive season, warm up by the fire, play board games in the Saloon, and on selected days help make mince pies in the kitchen.

Family Trail

Our Christmas family trail will be running from Saturday 28 November right through to Wednesday 23 December.

Become a Royalist, like the Godolphin family, and help keep the spirit of Christmas alive. Cromwell is attempting to stop Christmas celebrations, and we have hidden treasures around the site for you to collect. Take these to the King's Room where you can create your own decoration to hang on the tree, and one to take home with you.

Craft Workshops

We will also be running a couple of craft workshops in the run up to Christmas. On Thursday 3 December 10:30am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 3:30pm, learn how to make a lavender bag with lavender grown in the King's Garden here at Godolphin. You will get two kits for £5.00. Or if you fancy trying making something more festive, try our tin Christmas decoration workshop. You will receive everything you need to complete your decoration for free with admission.

For both of these workshops, please book in advance on 01736 763194.

Cornish Curls in the Courtyard

The Red River Singers will be joining us on Saturday 19 December 2pm - 3pm to sing traditional Cornish carols. The atmospheric courtyard will provide the setting for this festive event.

Winter Walks at Godolphin

The gardens and wider estate are open every day throughout the year, apart from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Why not make the most of this, and take a stroll through the ancient gardens, or a more adventurous walk up Godolphin Hill? Dogs on short leads welcome throughout the gardens, and can run freely on the wider estate.