Christmas at Scotney Castle

This Christmas there is something for everyone at Scotney Castle. Join us for storytelling with Father Christmas or a personal meet and greet, family festive trails, a Victorian Christmas in the mansion house, crowd-free Christmas shopping, carol singing and delicious Christmas lunches.

This Christmas enter a Victorian Christmas as the Hussey Family would have enjoyed, with traditional decorations, twinkling lights on festive trees and toys to enjoy within the house. Why not join us for a delicious festive lunch in our tea-room, or enjoy a hot chocolate and mince pie after a stroll around the garden?

If you are visiting with children, they can complete our festive Noah's ark trail in the garden, visit Father Christmas for storytelling in the mansion or arrange for a personal meet and greet with the big man himself. Make sure you wrap up warm for a visit to our children's play area which will be open all winter.  Or if you're looking for a relaxed Christmas day out with friends, plan a weekday visit to enjoy a two or three course Christmas lunch in the tea-room.


Christmas wreath making at Llanerchaeron, ceredigion

Sign up to a wreath-making workshop this Christmas

Join us for a couple of hours to make your own, unique wreath, perfect to welcome in the start of the festive season.

Father Christmas talks to a child about a present

Meet Father Christmas at Scotney Castle this Christmas

Father Christmas will be waiting to greet you in our decorated house to find out what you'd like him to bring you on Christmas Eve. You'll even leave with a small gift.

Scotney Castle tearoom christmas tables

Christmas lunches and festive treats

There are plenty of options available in our tea-room, from light snacks, hot meals or just mince pies. We have got plenty of indoor seating and a cosy log burner to warm you up after your visit to the garden. If you are looking for something more traditional you can book a two or three course Christmas lunch on our tea-room between 25 November and 20 December (Monday-Friday only).

Noah's ark at Scotney Castle

Noah's ark children's trail

Saturday 23 November - Sunday 5 January, 10am-4pm. Take part in our festive family trail around the garden inspired by our Victorian Noah’s ark, that will be on display in the mansion. £2 per trail

A Christmas display in our gift shop

Christmas gifts galore

Your Christmas shopping is made easy with us. Enjoy our fantastic range of Christmas gifts and decorations for all the family. Avoid the busy high streets and relax in the Christmas atmosphere we can offer, with a visit to our decorated mansion house followed by a festive lunch in our tea-room.