Winter Weekend

The Hall closes on 9 December to allow vital winter conservation work to take place but festive fun continues down at Home Farm and in the estate over the weekend of 15 & 16 December. It's the perfect chance to get out of the stuffy city centre and into the fresh air and beautiful surroundings of our grounds and gardens.

Children exploring the festive outdoors

For those who haven’t quite got all their Christmas presents yet, there’ll be stalls from some of our favourite local suppliers so you can pick up unusual and special gifts. Home Farm restaurant is open on both days so why not treat yourself to one of our Christmas speciality dishes – we recommend the Victoria sponge with mulled wine jam – or let the family have a go at roasting marshmallows?

If you want to explore the grounds and gardens then we've got some great events for you to join in with. Wrap up warm and take part in the Tinsel Toddle or bring your four-legged friend along to run or walk the Rudog Dash.

On both days you can join in with the magic of winter on Gatling the Winter Wizard’s enchanting outdoor tour. Watch in wonder as he defies the laws of physics and casts magical spells!

Normal grounds admission prices apply for entry over the weekend - free for NT members and children under 5.