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Christmas at Fyne Court

Close up of a person's arms and hands as they make a Christmas wreath with evergreen foliage, holly leaves and red berries and sticks of cinnamon
Making a Christmas wreath | © National Trust Images/Mark Wigmore

There's plenty for visitors to enjoy this Christmas at Fyne Court. From wreath making workshops to a family woodland trail, discover how you can enjoy the festive season with us.

Christmas 2023 has now finished at Fyne Court

Below is information for 2023. We hope you enjoyed all that we had on offer. Please check back here closer to Christmas 2024 when you will see updates of all the exciting plans we have in store for you.

Christmas events and activities

Winter family trail: The tale of the Deer Mother

16 December - 1 January
10am - 3pm

Explore Fyne Court's wintry woodland as you follow our trail around the gardens and discover the ancient story of the Deer Mother.

Have a go at the antler ring toss, create an advent spiral and make a solstice altar to celebrate the days getting lighter.

Then head into the warm of the Music Hall and make festive bookmarks and paperchains beside the Christmas trees.

Trail and crafts are free. Find out more here.

Gingerbread decorating

16 - 23 December
10am - 12pm

Decorate a tasty gingerbread biscuit with icing and sprinkles – enjoy it straightaway or take it home with you.

Price: £2.50 (normal car parking charges apply). Booking not required.

Find out more here.

Winter Stories in the Wild: Storytelling and writing workshop

20, 21, 27 & 28 December
10am - 11.30am & 12 - 1.30pm

Join a fun, story-generating workshop with Somerset children’s author Emma Bettridge and her dog Nell.

You'll go for a winter walk around the estate and then gather somewhere warm to write, draw and use dictaphones to record stories and ideas.

This is a relaxed, interesting and inspiring workshop for children aged 4-8 years. Feel free to bring your favourite winter tale for Emma to read at the end.

£10 per child.

Find out more here.

Wreath making workshops

Sunday 3 December
10am - 1pm & 2 - 4pm

Join florist Jan Boddington from Blue Shed Flowers for a wreath making workshop in the festively-decorated Music Hall at Fyne Court. You’ll learn how to make a willow base and adorn it with garden gathered and foraged materials both fresh and dried.

There'll be an emphasis on individual creativity and the enjoyment of working with natural materials, as well as learning some of the techniques and approaches that you can apply to a range of floristry projects.

£40 per person.

Book onto one of our wreath making workshops here.

Festive afternoon tea

29 November, 6 & 13 December

Join us in the Music Hall at Fyne Court and enjoy a festive afternoon tea freshly-made in our kitchens. The hall will be dressed for Christmas so you can relax beneath the twinkling fairy lights.

£20 per person.

See the menu and book a festive afternoon tea here.

Festive lunch

8 & 15 December

Join us in the Music Hall at Fyne Court for a festive feast. Enjoy three delicious courses plus a mince pie and a hot drink.

£32 per person. Children's menu available.

See the menu and book a festive lunch here.

A large tree with yellowing autumn leaves, next to a pyramid-shaped den made of branches leaned against each other

Things to do at Fyne Court 

Fyne Court is a haven for wildlife in spring, with clues to its past life as an Arcadian garden. You can also explore the Quantock Hills, with enjoyable walks and captivating views.

Family exploring Fyne Court

Family-friendly things to do at Fyne Court 

Fyne Court is a brilliant place for families to explore. Find out more about the activities you can enjoy together.