Christmas at The Vyne 2018

From 1 December to 3 January, explore the ground floor of the house decorated for a Victorian Christmas. In the grounds, you can enjoy festive walks or complete a family trail inspired by A Christmas Carol. In the shop you can tick off some of your Christmas shopping and when you’ve had enough, you can refuel in the Brewhouse tea-room.

Christmas with The Vyne’s Victorian family 

Beautifully decorated for the first time since The Vyne's roof project, explore the ground floor of the house for the magical splendour of a Victorian Christmas. Showcasing fully decorated rooms from 1 December to 3 January, Wiggett Chute welcomes you into his family home.

The staircase hall at The Vyne decorated for Christmas.
The staircase hall at The Vyne decorated for Christmas.
The staircase hall at The Vyne decorated for Christmas.


On entering the Palladian staircase hall, you’ll see bushy garlands twisting their way along the banisters. In various rooms, twinkling Christmas trees will drip with Victorian-style beads, cornucopias and baubles. Underneath, lovingly-wrapped presents will await Wiggett Chute’s ten excited children.

You can explore a Victorian Christmas in The Vyne's saloon.
You can explore a Victorian Christmas in The Vyne's saloon.
You can explore a Victorian Christmas in The Vyne's saloon.


For an authentic seasonal experience from centuries past, you can step into the Tudor chapel. Here, 16th-century carved wooden choir stalls and Yule Tide garlands sit beneath celebrated stained glass windows.

Detail on the 16th-century choir stalls in the chapel at The Vyne.
Detail on the 16th-century choir stalls in the chapel at The Vyne.
Detail on the 16th-century choir stalls in the chapel at The Vyne.


Situated down a corridor from the chapel, our cosy second hand bookshop has a sofa and cushioned bay window seating where you can peruse a good read. Young visitors can grab a stool at a little table and enjoy some colouring in.

You can enjoy a fun family trail at The Vyne.

A Christmas Carol trail

How much of an Ebenezer Scrooge are you? Take a personality test on this festive trail through The Vyne's grounds. When you've found and answered all the questions, why not head into the Brewhouse tea-room and tot up your scores over a warming hot chocolate?

The Brewhouse

In this snug tea-room, see if you can grab the table by the wood burning stove. Serving light refreshments, here you can stoke yourself up with a hot drink and a bite to eat. Grown-ups can treat themselves to mulled wine and a mince pie.

First mince pie of the season
Mince pies
First mince pie of the season

The shop

Located next to the Brewhouse tea-room, you'll find a range of christmas gifts here. If you've been good, maybe you should even treat yourself to a little something.

In our shops you'll find a range of festive gifts.
In our shops you'll find a range of festive gifts.
In our shops you'll find a range of festive gifts.