Post-Christmas frivolities at Polesden Lacey

A life sized community treasure chest in front of the house at Polesden Lacey

The festive magic doesn't have to end on December 25; join us at Polesden Lacey for some post-Christmas fun to round off the festive season. 

Polesdenopoly - a Christmas classic with a twist

Get silly playing Mrs Greville's life-sized version of a classic family boardgame. Players must compete in a range of rib-tickling tasks to get rich and buy up their favourite parts of our beautiful gardens. 

26 December - 2 January, £5 per game pack. Cheating is advisable.

Get rich quick playing our take on an old classic board game
A family looks at a large monopoly sign attached to a pillar
Get rich quick playing our take on an old classic board game

Estate walks

Join our rangers on Boxing Day for a guided walk in the fresh air across Ranmore Common.

This is a wonderful post-Christmas tradition with a wonderful atmosphere amongst our walkers. Look out for seasonal foliage on the estate and find out more about our winter conservation work.

26 December 11am-1pm; adult £5, child £3. Call 01372 452048 to book. 

Or you can guide yourself around the estate; there are 4 way-marked walks across the estate, all boasting stunning views of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You can buy a walks leaflet for £1 in visitor reception for more detailed information about each walk. 

Join our rangers for a refreshing walk
A group of people walk across the Polesden Lacey estate with a ranger
Join our rangers for a refreshing walk

Wander the gardens

Take a peaceful stroll around the gardens, and you’ll see that there’s lots still in bloom – here are some of our top highlights to see:

  • Hellebores, heathers and skimmia are all starting to burst to life in our Graham Stuart Thomas-designed winter garden
  • The beds by the entrance water tower also boast Helleborus niger ‘HGC Jospeh Lemper’, also known as Christmas rose, Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’, and Bergenia
  • Evergreen conifers provide all year round interest, and our pinetum on the edge of the south lawn is full of lush shades of green
Evergreens provide a pop of colour on frosty days
Frost covers Polesden Lacey's south lawn and its surrounding trees
Evergreens provide a pop of colour on frosty days

Shopping and eating

Take home some beautiful off the high street bargains from our shop. The shop stocks all the top National Trust lines, including homeware, beautiful gifts for your favourite person, and a variety of sweet treats, savouries and spreads.

From warming winter meals and hearty soups to luxury hot chocolate and tempting cakes, there’s something delicious to indulge in at the Café or Coffee Shop.

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