Celebrate old traditions and create new memories in the sumptuously decorated house at Kingston Lacy this Christmas.
Tickets to visit the house at Kingston Lacy are very popular, please pre-book to avoid disappointment.
Vox in Frox are an all-female chamber choir based in the Chew Valley, near Bath. Their twenty six dedicated singers perform pieces that will bring you joy, have you tapping your feet or move you to tears - not necessarily in that order.
We are very excited to welcome Spiro to sing for us. Comprised from graduates of the Royal Welsh conservatory and professional singers, and conducted by Elinor Cooper, expect a performance of the highest standard this Christmas.
The event of the year is upon us: the Gibbs Festive Ball, and you're invited as the family's guests. On this immersive, walking-theatre experience you'll discover stories of Christmases past along with lashings of mystery, fun, games, dancing and...
A staple outfit of the Tyntesfield Christmas concert season, Bristol Male Voice Choir will once again be bringing their repertoire of classical and traditional carols to the chapel, along with some contemporary numbers too.
Enjoy a more peaceful version of our Christmas festivities - take a stroll around the Hall, decorated for a traditional Victorian Christmas, listen to carols and enjoy a festive meal in the restaurant.
Festive fun at Speke!
Visit the Hall, decorated for a traditional Victorian Christmas, enjoy lots of family activities including Christmas trails and sugar mice making, listen to carols and pay a call on Father Christmas.
This year we celebrate the weird and wonderful animals of Waddesdon. See an elephant parade inspired by an 18th-century musical automaton to a life-sized zebra and trees decked with birds and mythical beasts.
Back again for the third year running, Eboracum Baroque bring you a unique seasonal experience in the very appropriate setting of Wimpole Hall's baroque Chapel. Don't miss this popular annual event - it always sells out!
Surprise your nearest and dearest with beautiful handwritten cards this Christmas. Join us to learn the fundamentals of modern calligraphy, make a festive card and take home a starter calligraphy kit to practise away.
Ideal for beginners.
A dinner talk on Victorian Christmas traditions and how they influence our Christmas traditions of today. You'll be treated to a three course Victorian Christmas meal in our Potting Shed Café which will be all decked out for Christmas.
Surprise your family and friends with a beautiful natural Christmas centerpiece for this festive season. Join us at Morden Hall Park and you'll learn all of the tips and tricks from our expert instructor.
All materials are supplied.
Enjoy a cooked English breakfast with tea/coffee or squash in the great kitchen at Kedleston Hall. Father Christmas will be joining you and handing out presents to the children, you and your family can take a memento photo with Father Christmas...
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.
The court house and gardens will be sparkling and festive with music, dancing, games and activities for all. See the decorations on Fridays and enjoy the entertainment on Saturdays and Sundays throughout December.
Have you ever wondered what the Little Mermaid got for Christmas? Sit down and join Father Christmas in the stables as he shares magical stories of what some of his fairy tale friends got for Christmas. Includes a keepsake.
Get into the festive spirit and create a snowman decoration for your home or garden at our Make a wooden snowman children's workshops.
Join our Rangers for this festive family activity where children use natural materials to make a mini snowman.
Discover the sights and sounds of an atmospheric, festively decorated 1940s Mansion, this December. Uncover Christmas traditions from the 1940s, continue your own Attingham inspired traditions, or discover something new to celebrate this Christmas.
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. Step through the wardrobe for a new magical experience for 2017
Enjoy a traditional turkey Christmas dinner, followed by mince pies and coffee/tea, in the tea-room this festive season. Available from 1 Dec to 22 Dec by pre-booking only. Book your place now to avoid any disappointment.
Step back in time to experience an Elizabethan Christmas at home. See the kitchen getting ready for a festive feast, admire the greenery and floral displays in the Great Hall and discover peace and tranquillity in the Chapel.
Join our Lord of Misrule, as he leads the festive celebrations, by mocking the king and visitors alike, playing 'snapdragon' in the Tudor kitchen and generally playing the fool in and around the Abbey.
The seasonal magic begins with a visit from Olde Father Christmas, dressed all in green telling tales of Christmas past
Ticket includes a special gift for children and hot chocolate/mulled wine and mince pie/Christmas shortbread
Book your place to enjoy a festive Christmas story for all the family to enjoy at Godolphin - 'Christmas is Crackers'! There will be Christmas crackers for every child to take home at the end of the performance too!
Our chefs are on hand to help add some Christmas sparkle into your diary. Whether you're catching up with friends and family or you want to organise a group booking, our two or three course Christmas menu is here for an indulgent lunch.
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.
When the residents of Cotehele first hung a modest, floral, Christmas display in the hall in the 1950s, little did they know how their simple decoration would turn into the magnificent and famous tradition it is today.
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.
Follow this fantastical story trail through the woods and discover fascinating facts about some of the wonderful trees that grow there.Explore the East Wood by following the Tall Tales Tree Trail. This fun trail shares true stories and tall...
Visit Wallington after dark and see the house beautifully decorated for Christmas and illuminated by thousands of twinkly lights. Soak up the special Christmas atmosphere as you enjoy festive music in the Central Hall, the smells of baking from...
Visit Wallington after dark and meet Father Christmas in his cosy grotto to receive a special gift. Normal admission charges apply & £11 per child, incl. gift. Tel: 01670 773606. Booking essential (from 11 September). Admission £5 per adult...
Come and make a special festive wreath and a seasonal garland using materials from the woods and gardens at Wallington to decorate your home. Learn how to create and what plants make up these traditional Christmas decorations with the guidance...
Create some magical memories with your family and join Father Christmas for breakfast in our Hayloft restaurant.
Mother Christmas has prepared a full Welsh breakfast, but Father Christmas is nowhere to be seen.
Create some magical memories with your family and join Father Christmas for Christmas dinner in our Hayloft restaurant.
Mother Christmas has prepared a two course Christmas dinner, but Father Christmas is nowhere to be seen.
Join us for a class in making decorations from materials in your garden. Learn the basics of how to construct wreaths and natural decorations. Leave a piece of your work at Arlington for us to display and take home a creation for your home. All...
Rudolph with his nose so bright, has suddenly vanished out of sight... A magical herd of deer return to Dunham Massey this winter and there's a chocolate reward if you find all eight of them, that's Rudolph too!
Have you ever wondered what a Tudor or Georgian Christmas looked like? Here's a chance to enjoy a sneak preview of Avebury Manor decorated for Christmas before we open to the general public. A delicious mince pie and drink are included.
Escape the bleak mid-winter and find Christmas warmth and cheer at Avebury. The whole site will be decorated for Christmas so step into one of the hot-spots and enjoy some festive cheer. Manor open to visitors Thurs-Sun only.
Nothing says 'Christmas is here' like putting up a home-made wreath on your front door. Enjoy this workshop with a professional florist and craft your own festive wreath using natural greenery. Parking and lunch included.
Join one of the Christmas tours of Avebury Manor and you can discover how Christmas was celebrated through the ages while admiring the house decorated for the festive season. Free parking and a delicious cream tea included.
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND WE HAVE ADDED A SECOND PERFORMANCE OF EBORACUM BAROQUE'S SECRET TUDOR MUSIC AT ADVENT IN THE CANDLELIT FAMILY CHAPEL.
THIS IS SHORTER THAN THE EVENING PERFORMANCE, AS REFLECTED IN THE PRICE.
Join the Gardener and volunteers for a day and discover your creative talents in making a Christmas wreath. Based on a metal ring which will be completely covered in moss and greenery collected from the estate and then finished off with...
Visit Father Christmas in his grotto and tell him your secret Christmas wish and that special present you have been wanting 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 the 6th Baronet's Victorian family Christmas. Uncover the history of Christmas traditions and admire the artistry of the floral displays. Enjoy Christmas music, and...
Enjoy one of our delicious Christmas carvery lunches in the stables café. Made using local produce, much of it grown in our very own Kitchen Garden and sourced from our tenant farmers, it's the perfect way to warm up and treat yourself after...
From twinkling fairy lights to shimmering water; discover a hidden world swathed in colour as we bring to life one of the finest garden in the south west, with music and magic. Enjoy a warm welcome at the house, glowing from within under the...
No child is truly ready for Christmas until they have met with the jolly man himself. Father Christmas will be visiting Knightshayes in the run up to the big day, and will be handing presents in the library to the very best behaved boys and girls...
We always look forward to welcoming Father Christmas and his team of elves during December. And while they're here, the elves asked if they could assist the ranger team, which sounded great. Unfortunately, we're not quite sure it went to plan...
Nothing says 'Christmas is here' quite like a wreath on your front door. Spend a few hours with a professional florist who will help you craft your own festive wreath using greenery from the grounds of Canons Ashby.
Wrap up warm and have your spine tingled by this much loved tradition in Canons Ashby's Pebbled Court, with glorious singing and music generously organised by The Northampton National Trust Association.
Pick up a trail sheet from reception and follow the story of the mice who made the Silent Night, spotting our cheeky little mice hiding around the park, and find out where they have made their nest for the winter.
No festive season is complete until you've paid a visit to Father Christmas. He'll be coming to Nostell for three weekends in December with a sack full of presents for children who've been good all year.
Share with us the festive tradition of a servant's Christmas party and admire the traditional decorations used from the garden, then treat yourself to a glass of mulled wine and mince pies in the servant's hall tea-room.
See your favourite farmyard friends when you visit Father Christmas and his reindeer. Live music from carol singers, brass bands, children's entertainers, face painting, meet Aunty Mary in her Christmas Cottage who will be making traditional salt...
Thursday 7 and 14 December
Christmas Wreath Making Workshop
Create and take home your own Christmas wreath made with foliage from the Sizergh estate.
Price includes light seasonal refreshments. £39 per person *BE
1, 8 and 15 December
Christmas Cake Decorating Workshop
Try Christmas cake decorating with tuition by Grace our award-winning baker.
Ice and decorate a fruit cake (provided) ready to take home and enjoy.
Join us for a unique opportunity this winter as we invite you to feed the deer with us before the park is open. It's a great chance to see the deer up-close in their winter coats - an experience not to be missed! Maximum 2 people (including...
Join our Lord of Misrule on a journey through the romantic ruins. Find out about the rich history of Tudor traditions and maybe participate in a play or a game or two. Please note storytelling on 21st December will end at 4pm.
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. Please note winter lights on 21st December is cancelled.
Dark arts, riotous parties, war heroism, crocodiles and crucifixes...Tredegar House has never been an ordinary household. A place of dark days and golden ages where flamboyance is at the heart of the history.
From toasting your toes and enjoying a sherry by the drawing room fire, to discovering the Christmas traditions of the Terry family and their factory workers, Goddards is opening its doors for a nostalgic run up to Christmas.
A pop-up 1950s Christmas cinema is coming to Greenway; a collection of films curated by Agatha Christie's grandson Mathew Prichard will be screened in a cosy vintage-style marquee in the Walled Garden.
A festive Hardy welcome awaits you throughout December, with the house decked out for a Victorian Christmas, craft activities for children, and seasonal performances, stories and music on selected days (see separate listings for those days).
Discover the festive season at Hardwick. With traditional decorations and a festive song theme in each room, follow the trail around the Hall. Explore the wider estate and take a family selfie in our sleigh.
We are delighted to announce the return or our annual Christmas experience. Come and visit Mr and Mrs Claus in the wonderful setting of Mount Stewart House before setting off on the Christmas Trail around the lake.
Immerse the whole family in the Anglo-Saxon tradition of storytelling around the yule log. Wrap up warm in your favourite jumper, grab a hot drink and settle down outside and listen to tales as old as time.
Join us as we welcome local choir Musicology to Tranmer House for a fundraising evening of Christmas music and festive cheer.
This is a fundraising event in support of 'Releasing the Sutton Hoo Story'.
Tickets will include mulled wine and mince...
It's becoming a bit of a tradition - this year we'll have Christmas craft stalls during the day and carol singing in the barn from 3pm with mulled wine and mince pies. Start your festive season at Woolsthorpe Manor!
Newton's work with light at Woolsthorpe Manor changed the world and made this place a beacon for science. We're inviting the artists and scientists of tomorrow to help tell the story of what happened here 350 years ago and the impact it made on...
"Every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings."... but getting your wings is no easy task. You're invited to Angel Academy, the place where angels train. Learn how to fly, perfect your magic and complete tasks in order to graduate. A fun...
Nothing says 'Christmas is here' like putting a wreath on your front door. Learn how to create beautiful decorations and unique gifts while enjoying the festive surroundings of the places we look after.
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.
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.
Help us turn the natural play area into a woodland grotto ready for Father Christmas. Make a decoration of your own to take home and greet Father Christmas as he arrives; you might even get a small gift of your own.
Leave the high street far behind and join us to experience a laid back Anglesey family Christmas at Plas Newydd, Play fun family games and see the house traditionally decorated as the family once would have done.
Join in the celebrations of a 17th century Christmas. Taste traditional Christmas recipes, see the house decorated with traditional greenery, toast bread over the open fire in the hall, enjoy live music from Merrie Noyse and play games from the...
Come with us on a trip round Kings Walk Wood to find the tastes, sights, sounds and smells of Christmas in the past. Sing a carol by the nativity scene, try hot chocolate by the fire and end it all with a delicious seasonal treat in the house.
Selected rooms of Peckover House will be decorated for Christmas with festive floral arrangements. We will also be including Christmas trees brought in by community groups to reflect and continue the Peckovers' legacy and involvement in the...
Father Christmas will be making a very special visit to Castle Drogo. Follow the trail through the garden to find him and receive a special present. (£2.50 to see Father Christmas). Normal admission applies.
Festive fun at Rufford Old Hall. Visit the House decorated for a traditional Christmas, ride a donkey, listen to carols and visit the grotto.
Enjoy a festive treat in the Tea Room and visit the Shop to pick up a Christmas gift or two.
Carols in the Courtyard is now a Christmas tradition. Come and join in the carol singing to the accompanyment of Cromer & Sheringham Brass Band. Treat yourself to some mulled wine and get into the festive mood.
Our traditional Christmas Fair is our biggest event of the year and we're offering our National Trust members and blue badge holders the chance of a sneak peak and the stalls before the weekend madness begins.