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Christmas of Play: children's musical trail

Wrap up warm and cosy as we bring festive joy for everyone with our outdoors Christmas play trail. There will be family games and lots of seasonal fun to be had around the garden, park and chapel grounds.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Bring the whole family to enjoy the outdoors Christmas play trail at Killerton. Take a walk around the garden, park and chapel grounds, having fun playing with a variety of musical instruments, performing your favourite Christmas tunes and getting active with hoopla and spin the wheel. There will be lots to keep our younger visitors and those young at heart entertained.

The trail will follow the hard standing paths through the garden and chapel grounds. This means dogs can only access part of the trail that is situated within the parkland. Assistance dogs are permitted everywhere.

The trail will run daily from Friday 1 December to Sunday 2 January 2023, 10am-4pm, last entry 3.30pm (30 minutes before closing) Christmas Eve - open 11am-2pm (last entry 1.30pm). Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Normal admission fees apply. The trail is included with an entry ticket. Members go free.



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics


Suitable for children of all ages and pushchairs.

Meeting point

Pop in to Visitor Reception to start the trail.

What to bring and wear

The trail is all outdoors, so please wear sensible shoes and dress for the weather.


The trail follows hard standing paths and those made from gravel. There's no steps but with there are some steep inclines and slopes. Suitable for pushchairs and motorised mobility aids. Manual wheelchair users may find the inclines challenging.


The trail uses hard standing paths at this time of year and runs through the garden, chapel grounds and parkland. This means dogs can only access part of the trail that is situated within the parkland. Assistance dogs are permitted everywhere.

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