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 beautiful Christmas wreaths. For a small donation, you can take a wreath making pack home with you to try out in your own winter garden.

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

A Georgian Christmas

Wed 29 Nov 2017
10:30-16:00
Join us this festive season and explore a traditional Georgian Christmas at Quarry Bank. Enjoy the sophisticated celebrations of the mill owning Gregs, and experience the humble festivities of the apprentices.

Christmas in the gardens

Wed 29 Nov 2017
10:30-16:00
For the first time, the Quarry Bank gardens will be open across the winter season with festive planting and Christmas activities.

Baby and Toddler meet Father Christmas

Fri 01 Dec 2017
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.

Meet Father Christmas at Quarry Bank

Sat 02 Dec 2017
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.

Explore the Outdoors

Wed 24 Jan 2018
10:30-16:00
Head outside and discover all the wonderful wildlife and amazing family adventures you can have in the gardens and woodland at Quarry Bank.

Lost Voices

Sat 03 Mar 2018
10:30-16:00
Lost Voices explores the experiences of women whose stories were not heard, and which are often lost to us today because of their age, status or means. Installations across Quarry Bank will bring their voices to life.