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Festive fun at Montacute House this Christmas

Montacute House Christmas mini reindeer trail
Montacute House Christmas mini reindeer trail | © Sophie Bolesworth

Christmas is always special at Montacute House. This year to get you in the festive mood, the house and grounds will be decorated with natural garlands and flowers grown in our garden. For family fun join in the search specially designed reindeer hidden around the property.

Christmas reindeer round-up

Hidden around the house and garden discover nine specially designed reindeer – you’ll spot each unique, larger-than-life character as you’ve never seen them before. Have a boogie with Dancer and fall in love with Cupid. Running daily from 25 November to 1 January (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).

The ground floor of the house will look beautifully festive. You'll find trees twinkling with lights, tables ready for glorious Christmas feasts, and the cutest mini reindeer trail to keep both children and adults engaged.

A close up of sugar-dredged mince pies with a sprig of holly
Get in the festive spirit with delicious mince pies | © Amanda Glubb

Food and drink

Stop by the Courtyard cafe for a selection of festive light bites, sweet treats and hot and cold drinks.

Christmas shopping at Montacute House

Looking for a Christmas present for a friend or loved one? Pop in to the National Trust shop at Montacute House to browse the selection of homeware, food, drinks, books and toys, and pick up a festive gift or a tasty treat for someone special.

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Barrington Court artisan workshops, shop and Beagles cafe

Barrington is a short drive from Montacute House and offers a wonderful array of unique locally made gifts and presents. Beagles is our dog friendly cafe offering an opportunity to revive, have a catch up with friends and enjoy a festive tasty treat. There is a grab and go takeaway service for those on the go.

Barrington Court | Somerset | National Trust

Visitors exploring the Christmas decorations inside the house at Killerton, Devon

Get into the festive spirit

From wreath-making workshops and carol concerts to winter illuminations, find Christmas days out near you.

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