Christmas at Speke Hall

Make some new Christmas memories and have festive fun this year at Speke Hall. Take a winter stroll through Speke's magical gardens and estate, experience a Tudor Yuletide celebration in the Hall's courtyard or go on a winter adventure with Percy the Park Keeper.

Visitors walking on the North Lawn at Speke Hall

Christmas is a little different this year

Father Christmas is expecting to be very busy this Christmas, so his grotto won’t be returning to Speke this year. Most of the house will also be closed for conservation reasons. There's still plenty of festive fun to be had however! Find out what we've got in store for you this Christmas below.

Things to see and do
A father and child admiring fresh garlands decorating a window at Speke Hall

A Tudor Yuletide Experience

On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 26 November – 12 December, stroll through the Hall's central courtyard to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a Tudor Yuletide celebration and get a glimpse of the Great Hall decorated for a feast. The rest of the Hall will be closed this winter for conservation reasons. You don't need to pre-book and it's free to enjoy as part of your visit – just purchase a grounds-only ticket.

Percy the Park Keeper

Go on a winter wander with Percy the Park Keeper

Between 4 December – 2 January, families can explore the Percy the Park Keeper trail throughout the gardens and woodland. Join Percy and his animal friends to give nature a helping hand this winter.

A pile of wrapped presents and festive items

The gift of giving

New for this year, we're spreading the spirit of Christmas with a foodbank collection between Monday 22 November – Sunday 12 December. Drop off your packaged, non-perishable food and we'll pass it on to South Liverpool Foodbank (supported by The Trussell Trust) to help local people in need.

Visitors to Speke Hall

Enjoy a winter stroll 

Grab your scarf and gloves and escape to Speke Hall's gardens and woodland for a refreshing walk as this special place is transformed into a winter wonderland. Climb up the Bund path to spot migratory birds and catch the early sunsets, stroll around the South Lawn to admire a frosty Speke Hall or grab a hot chocolate to-go from Home Farm before exploring the magical ancient woodland.

Eating and shopping

Children enjoying hot chocolate drinks

Tuck into warming treats

Escape to Home Farm restaurant to take a seat and enjoy delicious festive treats every day of the week, 10.30am-3.30pm. Tuck into warming scones, sip festive-flavoured hot drinks or fill up your belly with a tasty meal. Every bite supports the work we do to care for Speke Hall for everyone, for ever.

Interior of the second-hand bookshop at Speke Hall

Get cosy with a new book

Our second-hand bookshop, Speke's Volumes, is a treasure trove of pre-loved stories and located just opposite Home Farm restaurant. You're bound to find a book or two you'll love or that could make the perfect gift for someone special. Come and find a new favourite read to cosy up with this winter.

Discover special places near to you
Visitors walking in the Winter Garden at Dunham Massey, Cheshire

Christmas days out in the North West 

Make the most of the festive season and enjoy Christmas days out as a family at these very special places in the North West.

Give a gift that gives back