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, 10.30 - 4

An Enchanted Winter everyday

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 in the café and warm yourself by the fire pit in the atmospheric courtyard.

See the twinkling lights and decorations of the Christmas trees
Admiring the decorated Christmas tree
See the twinkling lights and decorations of the Christmas trees

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

Weekday extras

Volunteers will be ready to greet you with a warm smile and best wishes for the season as you get in the Christmas spirit with festive music and take in the smells of Christmas in the Victorian Kitchen with fresh baking on Mondays. And with Christmas possibly being the most popular crafty season, take inspiration from our book angel demonstrations.

Christmas greetings in the Entrance Hall
Christmas tree welcomes visitors into the Entrance Hall
Christmas greetings in the Entrance Hall

 

Weekend extras

Relax by the fire in the Victorian Kitchen and settle down for a winter tale with Mrs Christmas, before making a Christmas card to take home.

Listen to Christmas stories with Mrs Christmas
Mrs Christmas reading a Christmas story to children
Listen to Christmas stories with Mrs Christmas

 

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.