Christmas 2021 at Prior Park

Christmas activities

Prior Park is the perfect place for a peaceful escape, away from the city crowds this festive season.

Opening over the Christmas period

Over the winter season Prior Park is open weekends only, but we won't be open on Christmas Day despite it falling on a Saturday. To make up for this, we'll be open on Boxing Day (Sun 26 Dec) plus Mon 27 and Tue 28 Dec from 10am-4pm. 

We are also open New Year's Day (Sat 1 Jan) plus Sun 2 and Mon 3 Jan to allow visitors to start the year afresh with a winter walk.

Opening times are then back to weekends only until mid February.

Christmas trail

Prior Park's Christmas trail will be running throughout December. The advent calendar has taken over the garden, with 24 doors to find. Open the doors to reveal some festive finds and reveal a Christmas message. Pick up a trail sheet from Visitor Reception.

We're also planning a display of 18th-century winter verse written on boards through the garden.

Visitor Reception will be decorated with willow hoops and stars made from natural materials.

In the Cabinet

The Tea Shed in the Cabinet will be open on selected days with hot and cold drinks, snacks and cakes.