Christmas at Tyntesfield

Visitors in a festive Tyntesfield house

These events happened in 2021. Please check back closer to the time to find out the events at Tyntesfield for Christmas 2022.

This special time of year gets off to a magical start as you step back into a Christmas past at Tyntesfield.

How will the estate look this year?

There'll be decorations from 2 December - 2 January, handmade over the past few years by our Christmas volunteer fairies scattered across the outdoors. Wherever possible, they've used recycled items or elements from the estate.

The grandest Christmas tree of all will be outside the house, and there will be more dotted around the estate for you to spot. 

How will the house look this year?

The house will be home to the Gibbs family dressed in their Victorian finery. Look out for them passing through with their friends, maids, chaplain, butler and footmen and soak up the atmosphere as the family and their servants prepare for the Christmas festivities.

All house tickets for Christmas 2021 will be available on the day of your visit from the Home Farm area of the estate. We will have staggered release times throughout the day to ensure the best availability for our visitors.

Tyntesfield Wreath

Christmas wreath making – 2nd-6th, 10th, 12th, 13th December

Make your own stunning Christmas wreath using fabulous foliage gathered from the Tyntesfield estate. With oodles of festive cheer and guidance from expert florist, and Tyntesfield's own decorating angel Sarah Pepper. £45 per person, will last 2-3 hours, booking essential. Please bring your own secateurs and scissors, all other materials and foliage provided.

Reindeer making at Tyntesfield

Reindeer making with the Bodgers

Fancy something a bit different for Christmas? The somerset bodgers are offering a make a reindeer course for a child and adult team. Once completed, you can take your festive reindeer back to decorate your home. Sessions available 18 & 19 December. £25. To book, please email Please book just one ticket between child and adult pair. No previous experience is required for this course, but the work can be physically challenging. If you have any queries or concerns please contact

A Christmas crafting workshop printmaking

Lino Printing - December 7th, 11th, 14th

Fancy something festive and crafty? Lino printing your Christmas cards and gift wrap is the perfect activity to get you feeling Christmassy. These workshops, by local artist Gemma Lane, will demonstrate each step and at the end of the day you'll have some beautiful handmade cards and wrapping paper to wow Father Christmas with under the tree. This session is suitable to beginners, no previous experience required, £30 per person and all materials provided.

Christmas decorations outdoors Tyntesfield

Tyntesfield decorated for Christmas

The house and estate will be dressed for Christmas with decorations, handmade over the past few years by our Christmas volunteer fairies. The grandest Christmas tree of all will be outside the house, and there will be more dotted around the estate for you to spot.

A choir perform in the chapel at Tyntesfield

Chapel Concerts - December 3rd, 4th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 15th, double performance on 17th, 18th, 22nd

A variety of local choirs are performing in Tyntesfield’s beautiful chapel over the festive season. On the dates when it is a single performance, it will be an evening event. When there are two performances a day, there will be a matinee performance for children and an evening performance.

A child walking towards the house with family in winter

Percy the Park Keepers winter trail at Tyntesfield

This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Tyntesfield on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail, taking place between Sat 4th Dec – Mon 3rd Jan. £2 per trail, booking not needed.

A visitor in the shop at Tyntesfield wearing a mask

Face coverings

Wearing a face covering is a personal choice, although they are recommended in crowded and enclosed places. Thank you for supporting us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

Christmas shopping

The shop will be open and is filled to the rafters with beautiful gifts, stocking fillers and treats for the Christmas day table. We'll be managing numbers inside to keep everyone safe, so if your trip is shopping focused, we'd suggest planning your visit for the afternoon when things are a little quieter, and please bring a face covering unless you're exempt. 

Christmas in the Tyntesfield shop
The shop at Tyntesfield with Christmas decorations
Christmas in the Tyntesfield shop

Upcoming events

Tyntesfield's 20th Birthday Card Collage- free family drop in

Sun 14 Aug 2022
Help us celebrate Tyntesfield’s 20th Birthday with the National Trust by making us a Birthday card!

Guided estate walks

Mon 15 Aug 2022
Take a tour with our estate guides through the beautiful grounds of Tyntesfield.

Let’s Play at Tyntesfield

Mon 22 Aug 2022
Pick up a free Let’s Play map and activity sheet at the welcome building, then head out into the estate to discover the many different ways to play at Tyntesfield.

Forest school for under 5’s with Wild at Play

Mon 05 Sep 2022
Let your child’s curiosity bloom at Tyntesfield with Wild at Play forest school.

Autumn Sketching tour 2022

Fri 07 Oct 2022
Learn something new and be inspired to draw the beautiful grounds at Tyntesfield on this Autumn sketching tour.

Introduction To Green Woodworking with the somerset bodgers - SOLD OUT

Sun 16 Oct 2022
With expert guidance from our experienced tutors, you can learn and improve your traditional woodworking skills and techniques on this course. - SOLD OUT