Family festive Fun at Ormesby Hall
Visit Ormesby Hall and garden during the day and stay late to see the twinkling lights stand out in the dark. Families can book for the Father Christmas experience with the elves and see the important man himself. There is something for the entire family with storytime, indoor angel trail and garden twelve days of Christmas trail.
Father Christmas will be with us during weekends, from 23 November - 22 December.
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This Christmas we are transforming the family room into Father Christmas' grotto ready for his arrival. As you wait to visit him for your private family meeting, you can join the elves, make some Christmas crafts and have some seasonal fun with your family.
To book your place please phone 01642 328908, tickets are £6.50 per child and includes a gift and crafts to take home. Normal admission also applies to access this event.
In the Entrance Hall children can settle down for a Christmas story with Mrs Christmas, dress up, play with the nativity scene in the drawin room, try napkin folding in the dining room, write a letter to Father Christmas in the study and hang a Christmas wish on the angel tree upstairs.
In the Laundry design a paper Christmas bauble and make a paper chain to go home or add to our ever growing one.
House Christmas trail
Children can see the house decorated for Christmas, with trees and garlands adorning the rooms. This year the decorations are given an angelic touch, with handmade angels to find through the house.
Model railway layouts
This Christmas two permanent model railway layouts will be open; including a Thomas the tank engine and his friends interactive layout. Head to the model railways and push the buttons to make Thomas and friends go, then watch as you control them.
Explore the Garden
We have a new garden trail this Christmas, to find the twelve days of Christmas hidden through the winter garden. You can also help decorate the wisteria branches by choosing and hanging a bauble, don't forget to make a Christmas wish as you place it. Christmas meals can be prepared in the mud pie kitchen, so have a look on the ground for some seasonal ingredients for your recipe and enjoy some play time in the natural play area. If it's raining or snowing then wrap up warm, put on your wellies and go looking for some great muddy puddles or make a snowman.
Servants' Hall tea-room
Enjoy a bite to eat in the intimate setting of the tea-room, which is housed in the old servants hall. Warm up with a hearty soup, latte or hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows, with lunch boxes available for children.
Normal admission applies to visit this Christmas, a family ticket is £14 or free for national trust members and under 5s.