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Once Upon a Time... Christmas in the Courtyard

Join us for tasty treats, seasonal shopping and a magical atmosphere in Kingston Lacy's Courtyard this Winter.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Gather around the courtyard to soak up the magic of the season. Festooned in foliage and twinkling lights, ready to greet you after your winter walk in the grounds.

There will be performances by local choirs and musical groups throughout December. Dates will be shared as we get closer to Christmas. And there are surprises for families to discover in the laundry or as you peep in through the courtyard windows.

Our Stables Café will be getting festive with warming mulled wine and festive feasts available through the day.

In the shop you'll have your present shopping all wrapped up, with a wonderful collection of gifts for everyone. There will also be a very special selection of storybooks chosen for Once Upon A Christmas at Kingston Lacy.

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Event ticket prices

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

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The basics

Accessibility

The courtyard and laundry are accessible for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. The Stables Cafe has a step entrance, but our team will be happy to help with your order and we also have food and drink available from our trailer.

Upcoming events

Event

Once Upon a Time... The House at Christmas 

Christmas folklore from across the world comes to Kingston Lacy house this winter, with beautiful decorations and stories for the whole family to discover.

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on
1 Dec 2023 to 1 Jan 2024
at
10:30 to 16:00
+ 29 other dates or times
Event

British Sign Language Storytelling with Santa 

This festive season, join Santa in his hidden storybook nook, joined by a BSL interpreter for a cosy Christmas tale. Children will receive an early gift and will have a photo opportunity with the man himself! Normal property admission applies.

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on
2 Dec 2023
at
10:00 to 11:00
Event

Storytelling with Santa 

This festive season, join us on an adventure to find Santa in his hidden storybook nook for a cosy Christmas tale, an early gift and a chance to take a photo with the man himself! Pre-book your tickets here. Normal property admission applies.

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on
2 Dec to 22 Dec 2023
at
11:00 to 12:00
+ 53 other dates or times
Event

BSL Christmas house tour 

Discover Kingston Lacy house at Christmas on this British Sign Language (BSL) tour.

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on
2 Dec 2023
at
12:00 to 13:00