Christmas at Greenway
Step into Christmas this year at Greenway with a special outdoor trail, traditional decorations and festive crafts.
Christmas at Greenway
This winter prepare for 'A Wreath Encounter' on a brand new trail around the garden at Greenway, while inside see the house trimmed in traditional decorations.
Christmas opening dates
Greenway 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
- Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 December
- Daily from Wednesday 27 - Sunday 31 December
Twelve Wreaths of Christmas
Explore the winter garden and follow the trail of 'The twelve wreaths of Christmas'. Each wreath has been inspired by a different well loved Christmas movie. Can you guess which one? On your winter wander, why not pose for a family Christmas photo at one of the selfie stations?
Greenway House was the holiday home of Agatha Christie, and all the family would gather here to celebrate the season. They would dress the rooms with traditional decorations and play family Christmas games. This time of year was also usually when Agatha would release a new novel, and her devoted fans would always make sure to purchase one, prompting the phrase 'a Christie for Christmas'.
This Christmas soak up the seasonal cheer as the ground floor of the house will twinkle and sparkle with traditional decorations, vintage carols play softly on the wireless and try your hand at festive wreath crafts in the House Kitchen.
Festive food and drink
Heading off round the garden on the Christmas trail, or coming back from a winter stroll? From takeaway options or sit down and relax, don't forget to stop by the Barn Cafe at Greenway,
We've got decadent hot chocolates, spiced lattes and warming cups of tea to keep those mittens toasty, or treat yourself to festive mince pies and gingerbread biscuits. There’s something for every appetite.
Christmas shopping at Greenway
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 quaffable wines. 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.
Step back in time and experience a historic Christmas first-hand. See houses decked out with decorations from across history and be transported right back to the festivities of the time.
Step inside the holiday home of Agatha Christie and her family. Find out more about the rooms used by the family and the treasures they collected.
The Barn Café and the Tack Room provide takeaway drinks, food and ice cream. Browse the souvenirs and gifts in the National Trust shop, or find a pre-loved read in the second-hand bookshop.
Many of the houses and buildings in our care that will be transformed with colour this Christmas. Find out more about our winter illuminations and lights trails and book tickets for your visit.
You'll find plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained at Greenway, with trails in the house and garden and wildlife to spot. What adventures will you have next?
You don't need to book your visit in advance to Greenway, but if you're coming by car, you will need to book a parking space ahead of your visit. To help plan a visit to Greenway, find out in this article how to book your car parking space, travel by ferry and everything else you need to know to arrange your visit.
Agatha Christie spent time at Greenway for holidays and for time to relax as a family. Find out how she came to purchase the property and how it became requisitioned during the Second World War.