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Christmas at Coleton Fishacre

A white sequin star and white pearl garlands are hung with fairylights on a Christmas tree, with a blue waterfall light effect behind.
Step into a Christmas day out by the coast | © National Trust / Lauren Hutchinson

This Christmas wrap up warm and step into winter, as Coleton Fishacre presents 'Winter Tide and Time'.

Christmas opening dates

Coleton Fishacre will be open from 11am to 4pm on:

  • Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November
  • Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December
  • Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December
  • Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December
  • Daily from Wednesday 20 - Sunday 24 December
  • Daily from Wednesday 27 - Sunday 31 December

Winter Tide and Time

With a frosty sparkle and festive touches, the house at Coleton Fishacre invites you to spend Christmas by the coast. This year the decorations and illuminations are based on traditions old and new, inspired by sleepy harbour towns and wild coastal walks and the chill of winter.

So soak up the small magical moments and eleganty decorated trees, pose for a Christmas card photo and be swept away into a wintry wonderland.

Winter on the coast

The coastal garden at Coleton Fishacre is perfect for winter walks and breath taking sea views. A stroll along the accessible path to Scout Point, the farthest part of the garden, is rewarded as the garden falls away and the wide ocean vista unravels before you. Nearby the South West Coast path hugs the coastline with secluded beaches and viewpoints to explore. Ideal for blowing away the cobwebs on a winter's day.

A festively decorated Christmas tree with red and green lights stands in a library alongside a chair and bookcase.
Christmas tree with a nautical twist in the library | © National Trust Images / James Dobson

Festive food and drink

We've got decadent hot chocolates, spiced lattes and warming cups of tea - why not take one with you on a stroll round the garden to keep those mittens toasty? If you're stopping for a break, warm up with seasonal bites or treat yourself to a festive mince pie.

Christmas shopping at Coleton Fishacre

Why not leave the busy high street behind and let us help with the Christmas shopping this year? Whether you're looking for stocking-fillers or something special to put under the tree, you'll find the perfect gift at the National Trust shop.

There's plenty for food lovers too, from tasty biscuits to handmade jams, indulgent chocolates and tipples a plenty. Pick up a treat or two, or choose a combination of things to go in a festive hamper.

You can also transform your home into a winter wonderland with a range of decorations available, from festive garlands to handmade ornaments.

A selection of soaps and balms with fairy lights and a Christmas tree
Treat your loved ones with calming soaps and scents for self-care and wellness | © National Trust Images/James Dobson
A view of the flowers in the garden with the house in the background at Coleton Fishacre, Devon

Discover more at Coleton Fishacre

Find out when Coleton Fishacre is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

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