Christmas at Polesden Lacey

Polesden Lacey has been enchanted this Christmas, with the house and garden transformed by the evergreen beauty of the festive season. Join us from 27 November - 23 December 2021 and enjoy the magical experience of Christmas.

Take part in our winter adventure, Finding Father Christmas, join the Percy the Park Keeper trail or simply wrap up warm and take a bracing walk across the estate. With festive treats in the café, retail therapy in our shop, and Christmas wreath making workshops, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Paper cut out chritmas tress decorating the table in the billiard room

Visit the house

The house has fallen under an enchanted evergreen spell this Christmas. Woodland animals have taken over the festive preparations and have transformed Mrs Greville’s party house. As you wander through the rooms see what animals you can spot along the way.

The house is open daily from 27 November - 23 December.

There's no need to book to visit the house, but normal admission charges apply.

Head shot of Reindeer

Meet Rudolf's reindeer cousins

Two of Ruldoph's cousins have heard that magical things are happening at Polesden Lacey this Christmas and are eager to share in the fun. Come and meet Snowflake and Cracker and learn about how special they are from Ms Claus and Santa's chief reindeer herder. You'll also be able to take home their favourite food, lichen moss from Finland, to put out for Rudolf on Christmas eve.

Come and find them at the front of the house on 27 & 28 November, 11am - 3pm.

Images of two elves smiling and looking cheeky

Finding Father Christmas 

Join us on a magical adventure through our enchanted woods and see the great man himself. Created by The Visitor Enhancement Experience*, this immersive theatre experience will bring the spirit of Christmas alive this festive season.

Fri, Sat, Sun from 27 Nov – 19 Dec; Daily from 20 Dec – 23 Dec. Various performance times each day.

£10 per child. Normal admission charges apply for non-National Trust members. Tickets are sold out but please keep checking the website for last minute availability.

*In association with The Cat's Grin Theatre Company

Graphic illustration of Percy the Park Keeper with his woodland friends

Take part in Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail 

We're inviting you to embark on Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Polesden Lacey. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand.

You can buy a trail pack when you arrive at Polesden Lacey. There is no need to book a place.

Trail runs from 4 December - 3 January

Mince Pies on an afternoon tea stand

Festive menu 

Enjoy a delicious Christmas menu at Polesden Lacey from 27 November. Come and meet friends or family for Christmas lunch* with turkey from our resident farmer, Steve Conisbee, or treat yourself to a festive mince pie or mulled wine.

There's no need to book but please note our cafe is usually busy between 12pm and 2pm.

*Subject to availability

A selection of Christmas decorations found in our gift shop

Christmas gifts you won't find on the high street 

Whether it's a present for a loved one or a treat for yourself, a snuggly throw or an inspiring cookbook, our online shop is packed with great gift ideas. And what's more, 100% of profits supports the work we do to care for the nation's nature, beauty and history for everyone, for ever.

A view of a path leading to Polesden Lacey house in winter

Winter walks at Polesden Lacey 

Enjoy the ancient woodland, rolling downland and winter wildlife on a refreshing winter walk. With 1400 acres to roam, the Polesden Lacey estate is the perfect place to explore whatever the weather.

The gardens and estate are open daily except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

A family walking in the woods at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

Latest visiting update 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​

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