Tickets to visit the house at Kingston Lacy at Christmas are very popular, please pre-book to avoid disappointment. Discover festive arrangements in the Entrance Hall, Saloon, Spanish Room, Dining Room and Servants' Hall.
We’ll be celebrating Christmas throughout the estate. To make the most of the beautiful tree lined drive and the garden decorated in lights, we're open until 6.30pm, so you'll have plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere
This December discover an atmospheric, festively decorated 1940s Mansion. This year all visits to the Mansion are by pre-booked timed entry tickets to keep visits special (free for NT Members, admission applies on the day for non-members).
Stop off at Attingham after school for a magical visit to see Father Christmas and his elves and receive a traditional teddy bear memento of your visit. There is no Mansion entry included with this visit, it's to see Father Christmas only.
Additional tickets released to discover an atmospheric, festively decorated 1940s Mansion. All visits to the Mansion are by pre-booked timed entry tickets to keep visits special (free for NT members, admission applies on the day for non-members).
During December, experience the wonderful splendour of Ham House lit by candlelight. We're re-creating the 17th century atmosphere with candles and natural greenery filling the house over the festive season.
From Monday 29th October your four legged friend will be allowed in Ham’s garden all year round. There will be walking routes available from Visitor Reception or from our website, and a free treat for every new canine guest.
Sorry, this event is now sold out.
As part of our very Victorian Christmas, we're welcoming local choir, St Mary Redcliffe Church Choir, to perform a festive concert in Tyntesfield's beautiful chapel this December.
The court house and gardens will be sparkling and festive with music, dancing, games and activities for all. Enjoy the more relaxed ambiance on Fridays and Mondays, or family fun on Saturdays and Sundays throughout December.
Spend some exclusive time with Father Christmas in his snuggly study. Booking essential. Booking lines open at the end of October. Tickets £9.50 per child to include an individual audience with Father Christmas and quality gift.
During November and December we will be hosting a diverse programme of short musical pieces, to enhance your visit, from classical flute to the melodious dulcimer, guitar, mandolin and the hurdy gurdy.
Reserve your time slot with us this December. Due to popularity, we are running on pre-booked house tickets where you pay a reservation fee now and then the remainder of the ticket price when you visit.
Book a special session with signing Father Christmas designed to be autism-friendly and provide an enjoyable space for those children who are D/deaf or hearing impaired, and for those with additional needs such as autism.
Take a guided tour of the State Floor, decorated for Christmas, followed by a festive mince pie and a glass of sherry by the fires in Caesar's Hall.
Normal admission charges apply if you are not a National Trust member.
Our Favourite festive visitor is returning to Lyme. Bring your little ones to experience the magic of the season. Listen to a festive story with Mother Christmas and receive your special present from Father Christmas himself!
If you think a month of festivities at Christmas is a modern phenomenon, think again!
Discover the traditions. parties and decorations that made up Christmastide in the early 1800s as we open a selection of rooms in the house for the festive season.
Enter a world of make-believe at Chirk Castle this Christmas. Follow the footsteps of the six children of Lord Howard de Walden in the 1920s as we decorate Chirk Castle as a fantastical castle of theatre and fairytales.
We're commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War with a special artwork created by West Country artist Dominique Coiffait, inspired by the ebb and flow of life in Cotehele garden. This artwork will wind around the walls of the...
Come along as a family and decorate your own gingerbread house which Cotehele's chef has baked and assembled for you. Decoration materials will be provided and you'll take your gingerbread house away to enjoy for Christmas
Our favourite Christmas music event is back in the splendid baroque setting of the Chapel at Wimpole Hall. Enjoy hearing this iconic building come to life with the authentic sounds of a bygone era, performed by contemporary experts in the Baroque.
Enjoy a magical storytime with Father Christmas in our Parsonage, where children will be read a Clumber Christmas story and be given a present in this traditional event. Children will also be able to write letters to Father Christmas and post...
Amelia Durdy is a gifted musician from Harworth, South Yorkshire. She may be just 8 years old but is certainly a name to keep an eye on. She supports her local foodbank and we are delighted to host one of two very special Christmas performances....
Book your meeting with Father Christmas today!
Explore 500 years of Christmas traditions throughout Sutton House and experience the festive period through the eyes of the Tudors, the Georgians, the Victorians, and even 1980s Londoners.
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.
A baby's first Christmas is very special, so why not treat the family to a delicious afternoon tea. Enjoy the festive fare and have time to take your own photos of your little one with Santa and Mrs Claus
Dress up your four legged friend and bring them along to join in with the Christmas celebrations on the Rudog Dash! Gallop or walk along the course together. All those who take part get a couple of doggy treats as a reward
At Christmas, Castle Coole transforms into a magical Christmas wonderland. Visit Castle Coole to check on how the elves are preparing for Christmas this year, and visit Santa and Mrs Claus by the range in the kitchen.
As part of our 12 Days' of Christmas at Castle Coole festivities.. Treat your loved ones or catch-up with a friend this Christmas over a delicious festive afternoon tea during the busy Christmas period.
As part of our 12 Days' of Christmas at Castle Coole festivities.. Help Santa to solve the mystery of the missing reindeer at Castle Coole. Find the presents along the trail to help you find the name of Santa's missing reindeer!
Join us for family craft activities inspired by the knitted textures in The Snowman™ and The Snowdog. At this workshop we will be making a variety of crafts - woollen mini wreaths, sock puppets and pom-pom baubles.
Step back in time and experience an Elizabethan style Christmas at Buckland Abbey. With cooking in the kitchen, decorations throughout the abbey and the traditional Lord of Misrule causing mischief – it is a Christmas not to be missed.
A feast for the senses; experience Tattershall Castle in a new light this Christmas.
Marvel at the Chamber of Trees, wander through a candle filled room, relax in the Indian lounge and see the roof brilliantly illuminated with captivating colours.
There are lots of lovely chocolates you can make to gift to vegan family and friends this Christmas. We'll be joined by an expert from Coco Pzazz who will teach you everything you need to know to make a range of delicious vegan treats.
Meeting Father Christmas is one of the experiences that makes the festive period so magical. Bring along your family and as well as adding a bit of sparkle to your Yuletide, you'll be doing your bit to support ongoing conservation work at Powis.
There's nothing quite like making your own delicious festive treats to get you in the Christmas spirit. Whether you're making them for visitors or to gift to friends and loved ones, we'll teach you everything you need to know to impress!
Come along and enjoy a guided tour of the house to admire the traditional festive decorations before taking part in a workshop to create your own traditional wreath to adorn your own front door. All materials are provided.
Explore the evolution of silver tableware and dining conventions from 1600 to today through the silver collection of the Goldsmiths' Company, displayed alongside other crafts and Osterley's rarely seen silver collection.
Enjoy a traditional turkey Christmas dinner, followed by mince pies and coffee/tea, in the tea-room this festive season. Available from 3 Dec to 21 Dec by pre-booking only. Book your place now to avoid any disappointment.
Enjoy a traditional turkey Christmas dinner, followed by mince pies and coffee/tea, in the café this festive season. Available from 3 Dec to 22 Dec by pre-booking only. Book your place now to avoid any disappointment
What's top of your Christmas wish list this year and more importantly, have you been naughty or nice? Meet Father Christmas in his cosy grotto at Wallington after dark this festive season and receive a special gift.
What's top of your Christmas wish list this year and more importantly, have you been naughty or nice? Meet Father Christmas in his cosy grotto at Wallington this festive season and receive a special gift.
Enjoy a delicious Christmas dinner somewhere special this year and book a three-course meal at Knole's Brewhouse Café.
Available on selected weekday lunchtimes in December, choose from two courses (£21.50) or three courses (£23.50).
Join us this Christmas to enjoy the 'Gift of Stourhead'. Christmas is a time for families to get together and enjoy traditions old and new, and the house will be opening its doors once again to the beautifully decorated showrooms. Beyond the...
Father Christmas has been very busy throughout the year, and treated himself to a grand tour of Europe, visiting places recommended to him by Henry the Magnificent. Can you find all the postcards that he has sent to Stourhead sharing his travels...
Beautifully decorated for the first time since The Vyne's roof project, explore the house for the magical splendour of a Victorian Christmas. Showcasing fully decorated rooms, Wiggett Chute welcomes you into his family home.
The carousel with its galloping horses has entertained crowds at fairgrounds since the reign of Queen Victoria. This Christmas you can step back in time and enjoy a carousel ride in the Victorian courtyard at Hatchlands Park each weekend in December.
Christmas is a magical time at Corfe Castle. Take in the festive atmosphere with our contemporary lanterns, braziers, beacons and lighting as you explore the castle grounds. The castle will be open until 7pm, weather permitting.
Create a Christmas cracker at The Firs. The Victorians were all about new inventions and Christmas was a time for making fun ones like Christmas crackers. We have the bang, the jokes and the wrapping so give it a go at The Firs!
Come and colour in your own Christmas card whilst exploring the cottage. Find objects hidden in the rooms to match your Christmas card illustration, colour in each as you go until you discover all of the festive finds.
In the run-up to the festive season Father Christmas will be having breakfast in The View Café so why not join him? He will be there to talk to everyone so if you have any requests you can give them to him.
Our Christmas trail, this year, is based on the carol - 12 days of Christmas so who will you be - a leaping Lord or a dancing lady? You could 'high-five' for the five gold rings or whistle with the eleven pipers.
This Christmas join us for a delicious two or three course menu in the festive setting of Scotney Castle. Why not combine your meal with a visit to our decorated Victorian mansion house before lunch and a visit to our shop for...
Celebrate the Victorian Christmas that the Hussey family would have enjoyed. Play with children’s toys under the Christmas tree, dance in the hall and see the dining room getting ready for Christmas celebrations.
Visit Father Christmas in his grotto and tell him your secret Christmas wish and let him know what special present you have been waiting for all year. Have fun doing crafts while you wait and take home a gift to remember the occasion
Come and see Oxburgh Hall (ground floor only) and the family chapel dressed for a Victorian family Christmas of the 6th Baronet's time living at the Hall. Uncover the history of modern Christmas traditions and admire the artistry of the floral...
As part of our Christmas tradition, our theme once again is the fabulous festive parties that Mrs. Greville was renowned for during the 1930s. Step back in time and experience the glamour of a high society Christmas.
“Bienvenue á Paris” as we bring the opulence, mystery and high-kicking excitement of 19th century Montmartre to life...get ready for an amazing night of breath-taking entertainment in the underground world of the legendary Burlesque cabarets. ...
Enter a magical Christmas Mansion themed to 'Food Glorious Food' and decorated with fresh foliage and stunning decorations. Special lighting and seasonal music adds to the festive atmosphere as you work your way through enchanting rooms - from...
Come and see your favourite farmyard friends when you visit Father Christmas and his reindeer, Prancer and Dancer. Live music from carol singers, brass bands, children’s entertainers, face painting, meet Aunty Mary in her Christmas Cottage who...
Embrace the outdoors this Christmas and enjoy the peace and tranquility it offers at this busy time of year. Look out for our seasonal silhouettes around the garden as you go and join in the festivities.
Visit Winchester City Mill to see how seasonal ingredients can be combined with our stoneground wholemeal flour to produce delicious bread, cakes, biscuits and much more. Sample different recipes and be inspired.
Visit on a milling day and see our team of volunteer millers in action as they harness the power of the River Itchen to turn waterwheels, gears and millstones to produce Winchester City Mill's traditional wholemeal flour.