This Christmas we're feeling enchanted

Brighten up dark winter nights with a stroll around the enchanted illuminated gardens and see the house magically decorated throughout.

Enchanted Saltram is taking place every day, Friday 22 November - Monday 30 December, 12 noon-8pm (excluding Christmas Eve (open 12 noon-4pm), Christmas Day and Boxing Day (closed). 

 

Illuminated garden

Bobble hats at the ready, this Christmas the garden will be washed with light as some of its most loved areas are lit up with a rainbow of colours and installations. The illuminations in the garden begin at dusk each evening. 

See the garden in a different light this Christmas
The Chapel illuminated in a range of colours
See the garden in a different light this Christmas

The enchanted house

Some of the rooms within the house have been visited by some of our most loved fairy tales.  Amongst the other spectacular rooms, the grandest at Saltram, the Saloon, will be transformed into a magical fairytale with decadently decorated trees and magical interventions to make the house feel enchanted. The house will be open from 12pm each day. 

It takes an army of staff and volunteers to get the house ready for Christmas
Staff members decorate the dining room at Christmas
It takes an army of staff and volunteers to get the house ready for Christmas

Storytime with Father Christmas

Sun 1 Dec - Mon 2 Dec, Thu 5 Dec- Mon 9 Dec, Thu 12 Dec- Mon 16 Dec, Thu 19 Dec - Mon 23 Dec. Showings at 3, 4, 5 and 6pm lasting approximately 45 mins.

Sit down and join Father Christmas in the stables as he shares magical stories and songs about what some of his fairy tale friends got for Christmas. Includes a keepsake, booking essential adult £4, child £8.  

Winter Courtyard Café

What makes you feel more festive than settling down to a twilight winter warmer under the stars in the giant tipi? Grab a blanket and a festive treat in the winter courtyard café.

Snuggle into a sheepskin with a festive winter warmer
A tipi set within a courtyard with fairy lights
Snuggle into a sheepskin with a festive winter warmer

Gifts and food in the shop

Searching for the perfect gift? Or perhaps you're after a special Christmas tipple? The shop has a range of quality christmassy products for all the family. Pop in to have a look round and beat the city centre crowds; the shop is open daily, 10am-8pm.

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National Trust  retail Autumn Winter collection 2019
Browse our unique range and support a great cause when you shop with us.

Late night opening

Experience the enchanted house and illuminated garden at night.

Every day, Friday 22 November - Monday 30 December, 12 noon-8pm (excluding Christmas Eve (open 12 noon-4pm), Christmas Day and Boxing Day (closed). 

Handy info for your visit to Enchanted Saltram

What time is the house open?

The house opens at 12 noon with last entry at 7.15pm. Please check the opening times page for full opening times information. 

What time do the illuminations come on in the garden?

The garden illuminations come on at dusk each evening.

Can I bring in my pushchair?

It can get really busy in the house at Christmas so if you'd prefer to enjoy your visit without your pushchair please feel free to pop it into the pushchair parking in stable 12 when you enter the garden. 

Can my dog come along too?

Dogs are very welcome in the parkland; however the house and garden where Enchanted Saltram is held is a dog-free area. Dogs are allowed into the Winter Courtyard Cafe under the tipi situated in the stables. 

Is the house accessible for wheelchairs?

Due to the historic nature of the house and numerous sets of steps up and down there is a limited route for wheelchair users which goes through 4 of the 7 rooms open at Christmas. 

Do members visit for free?

Entry for National Trust members and children under 5 is free. Visit the admissions page for prices for non-members. 

Did you know?

As a charity your visit to Saltram to see the house sparkle helps us keep Saltram sparkling all year long. Help us fund our conservation work further by buying a raffle ticket or dropping your loose change into the wishing well when you visit. Thank you.