An Enchanted Winter

Family admiring the Christmas tree

Get into the festive spirit with Christmas lights, decorations, and seasonal treats at Ormesby Hall.

Dates: Thursdays – Mondays, from Thursday 25 November – Monday 20 December

An Enchanted Winter everyday                                                                                   House open: 10.30 - 3

Step inside the hall for an instant Christmas feeling as you follow the tale of 'Patience the Polar Bear' on her festive adventure through an enchanted woodland to visit her friends. The rooms will be adorned with sparkling lights, nature inspired decorations and the fresh sweet smell of winter foliage from the garden. 

Enjoy one of our special hot drinks: millionaire shortbread latte or gingerbread cappuccino from the café (last orders at 3.30) and warm yourself by the fire pit in the atmospheric courtyard.

See the twinkling lights and decorations at Ormesby Hall, North Yorkshire
Admiring the decorated Christmas tree
See the twinkling lights and decorations at Ormesby Hall, North Yorkshire

Percy The Park Keeper's winter adventure trail 

Wrap up warm, find your way through the trail and see what winter nature you can spot along the way. The trail story is focused on families becoming Percy’s helper for the day helped by his animal friends, stepping into his ‘wellies’ while he is busy on site. There will be winter tasks, activities, games, clues and a note from Percy to help them along the way. £2 cost for the trail, with a prize at the end and a chance to capture your experience of the day.

The trail will take place between Saturday 4 December – Monday 20 December, 10.30 – 4, so come along and explore the beautiful garden of Ormesby Hall.

Take part in Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail
Percy the Park Keeper
Take part in Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail

Father Christmas experience: SOLD OUT

Add a touch of magic to your visit to Ormesby Hall with a visit to Father Christmas! Join the Enchanted Elves for festive crafts including bauble decorating and Christmas card making before meeting Father Christmas and receiving a special gift. Normal admission prices apply, plus an additional £7.50 per child. Booking is essential. 

Create special memories for your children this Christmas
Young girl is meeting Father Christmas with a decorated tree behind them
Create special memories for your children this Christmas

And more

And don't forget everything else Ormesby Hall has to offer too. The natural play area, beautiful formal garden and model railway layouts.

An admission ticket for the house and garden is needed to visit and enjoy the activities, with National Trust members and under 5s free admission.