Make Nostell your Christmas tradition

Little girl and mum smiling with Ruldolph

We've plenty to do over the Christmas break for all the family. From children's activities and scrumptious treats in the cafe to long walks in the gardens, come along to Nostell to enjoy that special time of year.

Family activities

Monday 28 December - Friday 1 January, 11am - 3pm

Join us for our regular children's activity program with a festive twist.

Mucky Monday: Wonderful Winter Twigs

How many wintry wonders can you make from the sticks and branches on the woodland floor?  On this mucky Monday we’ll be creating all sorts of magical decorations to take home from reindeer crowns and pinecone reindeer to stick-flakes, stars and winter mobiles. We’ll also have some fun twig ID sheets to get out and about in the gardens.

50 Things Tuesday: Winter 50 Things Challenge

How many wintry things can you tick off today? Head down to Joiner’s Woods to have a go at den building, making a trail with sticks, natural art, tracking wild animals and hunting for bugs. If you’ve lots of energy to burn off, this is the day to get stuck in!

Active Wednesday: Brilliant Bike Races

Got a new ride for Christmas? Bring it along to our timed races to see how fast you can go! Head to Obelisk Park to take part in under 7’s and over 7’s races at time slots between 11am and 3pm on the new parkland paths.

Crafty Thursday: Christmas Thank You Cards

This is the perfect chance to thank all your friends and family for the lovely gifts you’ve received over the festive period. Come along to the Family Room to make some thank you cards, with all manner of crafty supplies at your finger tips and lots of ideas to help you.

Pot Luck Friday: New Year's Day Scoot!

Got a shiny new scooter for Christmas? Bring it for the New Year’s Day Scoot! We’ll have super-slow scoot races in the stables courtyard, 11am – 12pm (it’s a lot harder than it looks!) and then speedy scoot races on the new paths in Obelisk Park, 12.30 – 3pm. With timed races for under and over 7’s, bring all your energy to see if you can win a prize.

Have a go at den building in Joiner's Wood
Family in a den in Joiners Wood

Follow the garden trail

Burn off all that Christmas pud with a wintry walk around the gardens. Pick up a trail sheet at reception to follow the trail of vintage Christmas cards and remember to look out for the floating Christmas trees on the lake. Swing by the adventure playground for the perfect way to let off some steam and don't forget to pose for photos in the giant Christmas card frames.

Stop by the shop

Open daily, 11am - 4.30pm

Don't miss the Nostell shop sale, starting on Tuesday 22 December, with up to 75% off selected lines. Come back again from Wednesday 30 December where there will be further reductions, while stocks last. The perfect excuse to treat yourself!

Pick up a gift or treat yourself in the Nostell shop
The shop at Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire

The taste of Christmas in the Courtyard Cafe

Open daily, 11am - 4.30pm

The Courtyard Cafe will be serving a scrumptious selection of seasonal treats from yule log and mince pies to festive biscuits and Carribean Christmas cake. After a refreshing stroll in the parkland, treat yourself to some festive goodies and a steaming pot of tea.

Mince pies
Mince pies