Christmas at Seaton Delaval Hall
Christmas 2023 at Seaton Delaval Hall was all about enjoying the simpler side of the festive season, complete with natural decorations, live music and song, seasonal eats and winter walks and the hall was magically lit throughout, indoors and out.
Robin's Winter Trail, 9 December - 7 Janury
Take part in our festive robin trail this winter as you explore Seaton Delaval Hall's grounds. Can you sing like a robin and complete all the challenges? Wrap up warm and head out into the gardens to find all the clues! Trail is free and included with admission; collect your trail sheet from Visitor Welcome on arrival.
Festive live music
Enjoy seasonal singing from a local choirs and magical musical performances throughout December.
Aurora Strings, the Old Kitchen on the travelling theatre.
Sunday 3rd, 10th & 17th December, 12-2pm.
Join us in the West Wing for festive live music from Aurora Strings, the North East's leading string quartet.
JJ Maloney, the Old Kitchen on the travelling theatre.
Saturday 23rd December, 12-1pm
Join us for a very special performance from rising local star, pianist JJ for a beautiful mixture of Christmas and classical music.
Christmas Choirs, Saturdays in December.
Enjoy your favourite Christmas carols and songs in stunning settings. Join in if you want or just listen!
Saturday 2: Seaton Sluice Singers, 1-1:30pm
Saturday 9: Storiella with musician, Bert Louissen, 12-2pm
Saturday 16 December: Whitley Women's Community Choir, 1-1:30pm
Festive treats from the Brewhouse
There's lots of festive treats to enjoy from the Brewhouse this Christmas, and whether you're looking for turkey sandwiches with the trimmings, a seasonal sweet treat or a warming hot chocolate, the Brewhouse is the ideal location to warm up after your day out... with no washing up at the end!
Until 23 December:
Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 3pm, buildings open 11am, last admission 2:15pm.
Site fully closed 24 – 26 December
27 December - 7 January:
Open daily, 10am – 3pm, buildings open 11am, last admission 2:15pm. So plan your post-Christmas wanders to walk off those mince pies!
Seaton Delaval Hall is a two pawprint rated place. There’s plenty of ground for dogs to roam at Seaton Delaval Hall. Find out where you can walk your dog on the estate and the facilities available for your four-legged friends.
Find out what you’ll discover in the varied garden at Seaton Delaval Hall, from a Parterre and Rose Garden to a centuries-old weeping ash and woodland waiting to be explored.
There's lots to enjoy as a family at Seaton Delaval Hall. Whether you're uncovering the stories of the flamboyant Delavals through the collection and creative installations or you're enjoying the take on on their love of trickery and theatricality in the gardens or enjoying the Delaval Playdium, there's something for all families to enjoy and discover here. Plan your February half term visit now!
Uncover centuries of history and the story of the flamboyant and theatrical 'gay Delavals' in architect Sir John Vanbrugh's stunning buildings at Seaton Delaval Hall. Discover the dramatic scars of the fierce fires that nearly condemned it to ruin 200 years ago and see how the creativity and mischief has returned to this country house once more.