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Family by the Christmas tree at Scotney Castle, Kent
Festive decorations on a Christmas tree | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Christmas in and around Dorset

Surround yourself with Christmas traditions as you explore the magnificent houses, castle and formal gardens and illuminated trails in and around Dorset. Plan your festive day out and find lots of things to see and do with all the family.

Top Christmas days out in and around Dorset

Christmas decorations on a tree, with a family in the background

Celebrate Christmas together at Kingston Lacy 

Christmas folk stories from around the world come to Kingston Lacy this December, with a visit from Santa for storytelling sessions as well as a multitude of Christmas decorations that bring extra special sparkle to the property.

Corfe Castle at dusk with lights and fire pits

Christmas at Corfe Castle 

Wayward children are invited to join our rather curious Christmas storytelling tour, help Monty Mouse and friends on their hunt for a festive feast in our new family quest, warm up around our fire pits, toast marshmallows and make a Christmas wish on our wishing bridge.

Festive house decorations and spectacularly decorated Christmas trees, Stourhead, Wiltshire

Festive fun at Stourhead 

Get ready for a season of festive joy at Stourhead, with a schedule full of wonderful activities and a spectacular after-dark illumination trail. Experience a magical Christmas season and make magical memories.

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Christmas in Wiltshire 

From after-dark illuminated trails to festive decorations, we've something for the whole family this Christmas around Wiltshire. Here's a few suggestions to start planning your visit.

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