A very Victorian Christmas

We're turning the clock back over a hundred years for a very Victorian Christmas at Tyntesfield...

A very Victorian Christmas

Saturday 23 November 2019 - Sunday 5 January 2020

Please note: advance house tickets are sold out until 2 January 2020. You may experience a delay when arriving to the car park, so please consider travelling by bus or if you do not have advance tickets, coming later in the day (2pm) or after the New Year when we will be quieter. 

This special time of year gets off to a magical start as we step back into a Christmas past. Join us as we take the season's best loved traditions and bring them to life with our immersive Victorian experience.

With stockings full of festive family fun, traditional decorations, storytelling and games, soak up the atmosphere as the Gibbs family and their servants prepare for the festivities.

New for 2019: We'll be open later Wednesday to Sunday evenings during December, to give you even more time to enjoy the festive magic. Please check the opening times for more detail. 


Tickets for Tyntesfield's festive events, including wreath making, meet Father Christmas, concerts and horse and carriage rides and carol concerts are on sale now.

House tickets will be available to book separately, and will go on sale in November on a weekly basis. Tickets will be on sale the week commencing the dates below (this is an automated system, so we are unable to say exactly what day of the week tickets will go on sale, so please keep checking). 

House tickets will also be available from the ticket office on the day, so while we would advise booking in advance, there will be a limited availability on the day. 

Date of visit Tickets available (week commencing)
9 - 15 December 25 November
16 - 22 December 2 December
23 - 29 December 9 December
30 December - 5 January 18 December

Christmas gifts

The Tyntesfield shop will be stocked with local artisan products, stocking fillers and seasonal National Trust lines to get everything checked off your list. 

The Somerset Bodgers are based at Tyntesfield and run courses throughout the year. A woodworking course makes an unusual and interesting gift. You can book on behalf of someone else by following the links in the what's on feed below. 

Christmas Dinner

To make our late night opening 5 days a week even more special, there's a festive menu available from 5:30 every day. 

Christmas Trees 

We're delighted to announce that this year we'll be selling Christmas trees at the Home Farm visitor centre. Why not make an evening of collecting your tree, with dinner in the Cow Barn and a chance to enjoy the festive decor in the house?

For an access statement which gives details for the workshops, concerts and events at Tytnesfield, please click here. Please note, this is intended to supplement the full Tyntesfield acess statement. 

Upcoming events

Champion tree walks

Sun 19 Jan 2020
Tyntesfield's tree registrar and volunteer, Chris Watts, leads an engaging an educational guided walk across the estate to explore our impressive champion trees.

TYNTEtots: Jolly January

Mon 20 Jan 2020
Stories, games and crafts for 2-5 year olds and their families, based on the story of the Frog Prince.

'Play Hard' behind the scenes tour: 20-24 January

Mon 20 Jan 2020
Step behind closed doors and find out more about the Gibbs family and how they made Tyntesfield their home.

Feel Good Friday: Tyntesfield run

Fri 24 Jan 2020
Blow the cobwebs away with a morning run round the Tyntesfield estate, enjoying spectacular scenery along the way. Every other Friday, except bank holidays and school holidays.

Wassail family crafts

Sat 25 Jan 2020
Join in with a family craft workshop to create a shaker or crown to take part with on the Wassail parade and blessing.


Sat 25 Jan 2020
Bring your instruments, and join us to welcome in the new year and celebrate the newly completed orchard with Tyntesfield's first Wassail.