This year our Christmas displays will be inspired by the legends which sparked the imagination of John Dryden, member of the Canons Ashby family and the first poet laureate.
King Arthur, the semi-opera, by John Dryden and Henry Purcell, astounded audiences from 1691 until today.
For little adventurers, pick up the Christmas Quest children’s trail, find all the ingredients on the list, and help Merlin complete his spell to make a magical Christmas.
This is the second year of "A Christmas Quest", which won "Best Exhibition" at the Northamptonshire Heritage Forum Awards 2023. This year it will be even better!
Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.Check admission prices
This event is for all the family
- Meeting point
Please park in the main visitor car park and start your day at Visitor Reception.
- What to bring and wear
Please dress for the weather. Part of the event is outside on uneven outdoor surfaces. The ground will be wet if the weather has been poor.
Our decorations are in the house, which has steps, stairs and uneven surfaces. More information can be If you have questions about accessing this event please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is in the house, so it is not suitable for dogs except assistance dogs.
Bring your little elves and enjoy the enchanted trail through out outdoor spaces, enjoying some decorations and finding out all about the magical trees all around us.
Join us for a special after-hours tour around the festive house as a fascinating Christmas treat. The Arthurian decorations, full of knights, wizards and dragons, are sure to be even more atmospheric in the evening.