Things to see and do

Christmas Cake

Christmas has come to Sizergh

It's that special time of year when lasting traditions are created. Join us at Sizergh this festive season and make some new memories.


What's on

Upcoming events

Meet Father Christmas

Sat 15 Dec 2018
It’s the busiest time of year for Father Christmas, but he’ll be taking a couple of weekends off to enjoy a traditional family Christmas in the castle.

Cake Decorating

Wed 19 Dec 2018
Ice and decorate a traditional fruit cake, ready to take home and enjoy. We’ll provide the cake, with expert guidance from Sizergh’s baker Grace - just bring your festive spirit! Price includes a two course Christmas lunch.

Wreath Making

Thu 20 Dec 2018
Kickstart your Christmas decorations and create a beautiful wreath for your home. We’ll provide the materials and guidance - just bring your festive spirit! Price includes a two course Christmas dinner.

Make a Gingerbread Christmas Decoration

Sat 22 Dec 2018
Get creative with your family at this morning workshop, where you’ll get to decorate a Christmas biscuit to take home and hang on your tree. Suitable for children aged five and over.


Parsnip and apple soup with a drizzle of oil and sprinkle of thyme

Sizergh cafe autumn menu 

In the shadow of Sizergh Castle, our contemporary café is open seven days a week from 10am. With fresh, seasonal produce grown in the garden used in our food and all cakes and sweet treats baked in our own kitchen, it’s easy to enjoy a taste of Sizergh when you visit us.

Pork pie

Recipes inspired by Cecilia Strickland  

Check out these recipes inspired by Cecilia Strickland, mistress of Sizergh from the mid-eighteenth century.

sizergh christmas lunch

Christmas Lunch at Sizergh 

Treat yourself to a heart-warming Christmas lunch this festive season.



Sizergh stumpery opening

Group bookings at Sizergh

Visit Sizergh with your group or club - here's everything you need to know



Male hawfinch at Sizergh

Tips for twitchers 

There's a science to spotting a hawfinch at Sizergh - take a look at this handy guide to help you spot them.

Robin (Erithacus rubecula) in December near Bradworthy, Devon

Where the wild things are 

Go bird spotting at Sizergh and then see if you can find a great crested newt hiding among the plants in our rock garden.

rural crafts

All in a day's work - in the woods 

Our estate is home to ancient trees, woodland glades and a host of wonderful species. Find out how our ranger team encourage these special habitats and see what’s really involved in a day’s work in the woods...


Get involved

Room guides at Sizergh

Become a volunteer 

Volunteer with us at Sizergh and make new friends, working in an amazing place and knowing that you're helping a great cause - three fabulous reasons to get volunteering!


An introduction to the Lake District World Heritage Site 

The Lake District was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in early July 2017. It is now part of a special family of iconic places across the planet, like the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, Easter Island, the Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon and many other world famous locations.


Places to stay

Places to stay at Sizergh


Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Sizergh on the National Trust Collections website