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A Neverland® Christmas at Hinton Ampner

London Themed Christmas Tree at Hinton Ampner
London Themed Christmas Tree at Hinton Ampner | © Mimi Thompson

This Christmas we are bringing J.M. Barrie's classic story to life with a sprinkle of fairy dust across the house and gardens at Hinton Ampner. Prepare to be greeted by twinkling scenes of Neverland, with Peter Pan and the Lost Boys leading the way across a landscape encountering London, pirates and a ticking crocodile.

This article is from 2023.

Please check back later in the year for news about Christmas 2024!

A Neverland Christmas

25 November 2023 - 1 January 2024

Presented in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

A Neverland Christmas arrives at Hinton Ampner this winter, with more than a sprinkle of fairy dust on the christmas trees. Step into the home of the Darling family and Nana the dog, where light, sound and movement bring scenes inspired by J.M. Barrie’s much-loved story of Peter Pan to life. Your journey takes you on an adventure to find the ticking crocodile, the Lost Boys’ camp and Tinker Bell’s mystical hideaway. Watch out for Captain Hook and his band of pirates, and encounter the source of all magic, the fairies.

Around the garden and grounds

Outside, the adventure continues – to the Wendy House, the Mermaids’ Lagoon and Nana’s dog house, where visiting pooches can pose for pics. In the courtyard you’ll find Tink’s Tuckshop, packed with traditional treats, and Hook’s Books second-hand bookshop, full of vintage delights.

Winter walking

No trip to Hinton Ampner is complete without a winter stroll around surrounding parkland through nearby farmland and woodland. Throw on your best bobble hat, woolly scarf and cosy jumper and warm up afterwards with a seasonal drink from the café in the old stables.

Shows fairies dancing on a cloud of faux snow with twinkling lights and shiny faux flowers
Fairies dancing around the staircase at Hinton Ampner | © Mimi Thompson

Festive family fun

Storytelling sessions

Join storytellers on select dates throughout the Christmas period as they bring the story of Peter Pan to life at the All Saints Church (opposite the house).

Please check our 'Events' section for dates and times of the sessions coming soon.

Festive food and drink

A Christmas day out wouldn’t be complete without a festive pit-stop in our café. Expect an array of winter-warmers from gingerbread lattes and turkey sandwiches, to mince pies with brandy butter. With our log-burner going, sit under a twinkling fairy canopy as you enjoy a cosy break.

Christmas Shopping at Hinton Ampner

Hinton Ampner's shop

From recycled rugs to mood-boosting soaps, chutneys for your cheeseboards and chocolates treats, visit our shop for plenty of Christmas gift inspiration (or perhaps treat yourself…). You’ll be able to take the story of Peter Pan home with this classic book available here. Our products are sustainably sourced and support small makers and craftspeople, so pop in on your way out to take home a little of that Christmas magic.

Second-hand bookshop and sweetshop

Ahoy there! The greatest adventures can be found on the pages of a book and the pirates will stage a mutiny if you forget to visit Hook’s Books before you leave Neverland… To get there you’ll have to resist the temptation of Tink’s Tuckshop with a delicious array of tantalising treats. Shiver me timbers!

More about eating and shopping at Hinton Ampner

Booking tickets

Advance booking is essential, you will be able to book tickets up to two weeks in advance. Tickets go on sale on the following dates: 9th & 30th November and 7th & 14th December.

Represents the inside of Captains Hooks cabin, there are jewels draped round a map, a faux rat and bottle of port

Tickets to Neverland

Booking is essential for Christmas at Hinton Ampner. This applies to house and garden visits, and garden only visits and to both members and non-members. Tickets will be released in two week batches.

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