Christmas starts with a bang as the carnival comes to Lyme. Leave your brolly at the door and join in the Christmas revelry with a host of amazing animals. During your visit you can collect any miss-laid eggs, relax with cows, and enjoy Karaoke with badgers, all while enjoying the historic house dressed up for a traditional Lyme Christmas.
Join in the theatrical fun as Animal Crackers takes you on a self-guided visual journey of mischievous merrymaking through the house designed by The Strange Train Company.
Everyday between 1 - 24 December, 11am-3pm (last entry)
Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.Check admission prices
Suitable for children of all ages
- Meeting point
Collect tickets in the ticket office in the courtyard.
The route is fully accessible, please ask a member of staff for further information on your arrival.
We are trialling a dog free hour in the garden at Lyme on Saturday mornings between 9.30-10.30am. Following visitor feedback, the garden will open an hour early on Saturdays for visitors who don’t want to share their visit with dogs. Our dog...
If you visit Lyme with your dog, why not join the dog walking group, giving you the chance to meet new people and your furry friend an opportunity to socialise with other dogs!
The house at Lyme has many secrets from throughout the centuries. As part of this 45 minute tour around the house, see what lies behind hidden cupboards, doors and cabinets, in this exclusive tour with Lyme's experts.