Christmas in the gardens at Quarry Bank

The glass panes in the glasshouse at Quarry Bank

Get into the festive spirit at Quarry Bank. For the first time, the gardens will be open this winter for you to enjoy throughout the festive season. In Quarry Bank House, you can also enjoy the Georgian Christmas celebrations of the wealthy Greg family from Wednesday 29 November 2017 – Sunday 7 January 2018.

Walking in a winter wonderland


A walk through the gardens and estate this Christmas will bring a host of seasonal delights. Winter planting in the garden will brighten up the season, and you can spot winter birds and wildlife in Chapel Woods. The restored glasshouse is decked out for Christmas too, with a stunning poinsettia display and homemade decorations made by our garden volunteers.

Christmas retail stock at Quarry Bank

Add a touch of seasonal sparkle

Visit the mill and garden shops this Christmas to add a touch of festive sparkle to your decorations. The wonders of walking through nature on a crisp winter's morning have inspired a range of decorations, gifts and seasonal foods that will make perfect gifts for you and your family.

A Georgian Christmas


In Quarry Bank House and the apprentice house, you can step back into a historic Christmas celebration. Travel back in time as you enter the mill owning Gregs’ family home, and meet their guests for Christmas. You can see their seasonal feast in the dining room, and join in with Christmas riddles and games.

Quarry Bank House in the snow

Keep the festivities going with Twelfth Night

We’re open every day from Boxing Day until Sunday 7 January hosting Twelfth Night celebrations. Find out all about this forgotten Christmas tradition that was all about parties, games and revelry, and join in with your family and friends. By the mid-nineteenth century, Twelfth Night was no longer celebrated in the same way – discover how the Industrial Revolution changed Twelfth Night and Christmas festivities forever.

Upcoming events

Have-a-go: Nature Explorers

Sat 24 Nov 2018
13:00-15:00
Every month you can have a go at a wild outdoor activity at Quarry Bank. From pond-dipping to wild art, there's always a new adventure to enjoy.

Baby and Toddler meet Father Christmas

Fri 30 Nov 2018
10:30-11:00
Join us for a special Christmas baby and toddler storytelling and play session which includes a private family visit to Father Christmas and a gift just for your little one. Normal admission charges apply.

Once Upon a Winter's Day

Fri 30 Nov 2018
10:30-17:00
Get lost in traditional stories at Quarry Bank this Christmas. Explore the mill, gardens and houses to re-discover festive classics such as A Christmas Carol, The Nutcracker and The Snow Queen.

Meet Father Christmas at Quarry Bank

Sat 01 Dec 2018
10:30-11:00
Wish lists at the ready! Join in with a special half-hour session of festive activities, including a private family visit to Father Christmas and a gift. Admission charges apply.