Festive Fun at Ormesby Hall

A child in costume mixes flour in the kitchen

Looking for some festive fun with the family? Then head to Ormesby Hall to enjoy some family time with us and discover what we have to offer the entire family this December.

Family Room 

This has been transformed into a grotto for Christmas, which is accessed by Father Christmas bookings only

Christmas activities

In the Victorian Kitchen you can have a go at making a salt dough creation to take home and in the Laundry add to the ever growing paper chain or make one to take home. In the Entrance Hall children can get dressed up as a servant in the Entrance Hall and dance to the music in the shadow of the 12ft Christmas tree.

House Christmas trail

Children can enjoy the Christmas decorations as they follow the Christmas spotter trail through the house. Also be on the lookout for the twelve days of Christmas crackers through which lead you to the towering Christmas cake. You can also discover what type of presents the servants' received at Christmas by finding the gift boxes in the rooms.

Model railway layouts

There are three permanent model railway layouts in the servants wing; 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.

Second hand bookshop

Relax in the bookshop on a cold winters dayt and let your mind run wild with imagination as you get carried away with your reading. Your family can choose from a wide range of books from childrens, teenage fiction to adult fiction and more.

Explore the Garden

Head into the garden and help us decorate the wisteria branches by choosing and hanging a bauble, don't forget to make your 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. We have a selection of Garden Games the family can enjoy and play together in dry weather. 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.

Explore the tracks along the miniature railway models
Ormesby Hall miniature railway models
Explore the tracks along the miniature railway models