Christmas at Packwood

Close up of a Christmas bow

The nights are drawing in and the frost is sparkling on the ground which can mean only one thing: the festive season is upon us at Packwood House.

This festive season, from 1 December - 1 January, we invite you into the private world of Graham Baron Ash as he celebrates Christmas with his family after returning home from the First World War. Experience a traditional 1918 Christmas with rooms decorated in the style of the era.

Handmade Christmas decorations
Christmas decorations at Packwood
Handmade Christmas decorations

Alongside the festivities we will be remembering loved ones lost with our Armistice Day poppy display from Monday 5 November. To commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, we are installing a sea of poppies in the parlour at Packwood. Around 2,200 poppies have been made by volunteers, staff and the public over the last 4 months and they will be on display until 1 Jan.

Visitors helping to make the poppies for the installation
Visitors to Packwood helping to make the poppies
Visitors helping to make the poppies for the installation

Join us for Christmas evening tours and immerse yourself in the history of Packwood and the life of Graham Baron Ash, with a chance to see what goes on in a National Trust property when the doors are closed.

Explore behind the scenes at Packwood
Visitors on an attic tour at Packwood
Explore behind the scenes at Packwood

Tours take place on Thu 13 and 20 Dec, at 6pm and 7pm, so join us at Packwood for a tour of the house beautifully dressed for Christmas followed by a delicious two course supper in the Garden Kitchen Café. Tickets cost £30 per person and can be booked through the property on 01564 782024.

Come and enjoy a Christmas lunch at Packwood
Christmas pudding
Come and enjoy a Christmas lunch at Packwood

Outside, join the gardeners on 11, 18 and 25 Nov and 2 and 16 Dec for their craft Sundays from 1pm - 2pm and learn how to make a festive bird feeder and join them on 8 and 9 Dec to create your very own Christmas wreath from 12noon - 2pm. Don't forget to browse the shop after for the perfect Christmas gift or warm up with a delicious hot chocolate.

Keep your garden birds well fed
Visitors making bird feeders at Packwood House, Warwickshire
Keep your garden birds well fed

Over in the café pre-book a delicious Christmas lunch with all the trimmings from Mon 3 – Sun 23 December, delicious Christmas lunches will be available in the Garden Kitchen Café from 12pm – 2.30pm every day including weekends. The price is £18 for two courses and bookings must be placed in advance by calling 01564 787981.

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