Christmas at The Firs

Brothers opening up the fairy doors

Did you know that our traditional Christmas today only really started to look how it did now around the Victorian era?

Elf doors at The Firs

We knew we had Fairies at The Firs but now this Christmas time the Elves have also moved in. Come along with your Christmas outfits and magic wands at the ready to help us wake up the Elves for Christmas. We have several Elf doors dotted around our outdoor space, when you find them wake up the sleepy elves by ringing their musical doorbell, so they can start making toys for Christmas. These elves are cheeky, so they might ask you some nature questions to make sure they don’t fall back asleep.  Pop into reception to get your map for 50p then set off to find the Elves.

Waking up the Elves
Fairy doors at The Firs
Waking up the Elves

Tea-room

Our cosy tea-room is known for being relaxing and warm and where better place to be when the winter weather is chilly and Christmas shopping is hectic. Come enjoy free and close by parking when visiting The Firs, with no museum admission charge when using the Tea-room. Just a few miles out of Worcester city centre with a peaceful countryside setting we serve hot drinks and cakes from 11am-4pm and light lunches from 12-3pm.  So, come and sample our tasty Panini’s, soup and freshly made sandwiches this Christmas time for a more relaxed lunchtime experience. Or if you are looking at doing one of our winter walks, why not fuel your journey with a take away hot drink – if you bring along your reusable cup you will receive a 25p discount. 

Fuel your journey ahead with a hot drink
Take away coffee cup
Fuel your journey ahead with a hot drink

Elgar’s Piano

Bring your family along for a singsong around Elgar’s piano this Christmas time. Before TV and Tablets the family would be gathered around their piano singing Christmas songs, Edward Elgar and his family most Definitely would have spent a lot of Christmas this way.   As we have Elgar’s very own piano for you to play in the Carice room why don’t you bring a friend or family member along to play whilst you and more friends and family sing your favourite carols. Any ability of pianist is welcome to play and sing along so come and get in the Christmas spirit this winter.  

Come sing your favourite carols at The Elgar Piano
Singing at The Elgar Piano
Come sing your favourite carols at The Elgar Piano

Here we come a’Carolling with Corinne


Our resident Cellist Corinne Frost, who our regulars will recognise from her monthly ‘An Audience with Corinne’, will be performing a Christmas themed special - “Here we come, a’Carolling with Corinne”.
 

Come and hear Corinne playing Christmas music on her cello and  singing Christmas songs. There will be plenty of opportunity to join in. Bring your friends along to get into the Christmas spirit on Friday 6 December at 12 noon. This is a free concert but donations are warmly welcomed.

Come and listen to Corinne
Corinne playing in the Carice room
Come and listen to Corinne

A Celebration of Christmas by The Hills Singers

Come along on Sunday 8th of December at 2pm for a feast of seasonal music with The Hills Singers. They will present a programme comprising a wide variety of music, including well-loved carols and popular Christmas songs, with the opportunity for full audience participation. So, bring along your family for a Sunday afternoon full of Christmas cheer.

Join in the Christmas cheer
The Hills Singers at Christmas
Join in the Christmas cheer

Shopping at The Firs

Why not escape the hustle and bustle of the high street and find some National Trust favourites on our shelves at The Firs? Parking just outside our visitor centre means less chance of encountering the winter winds. Not only will you find the classic quality goods that grace our National Trust shops, but we also have a few local produce items promoting the best of Worcestershire and Herefordshire. A great place to handpick a thoughtful Christmas gift and then relax with a coffee afterwards in our modern Tea-room whilst writing your Christmas cards you can buy here too. Calendars, decorations and wrapping paper we have all the Christmas essentials you need without the need for long ques.

Find your Christmas essentials
Christmas shop items
Find your Christmas essentials

Walking around The Firs 

We now have two walks around Lower Broadheath that are perfect for the chilly winter weather that’s fast approaching. Bring along your friends, family or four-legged friends and explore the lesser seen side of Worcester.  Both are easy circular walks of around 2 and 4.6miles, in beautiful Elgar country. You can either download the PDF of the walk for your phone or pick up a free copy from us here at The Firs. Both walks cover a variety of terrains, therefore, suitable footwear is recommended.

A misty morning walk
Dog walking on the common
A misty morning walk