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Christmas at Croome

A Christmas tree in a historic stairwell of the house at Croome decorated with origami birds and hanging origami birds above the tree hanging from the ceiling
Christmas at Croome | © Nina Leonard

Discover a creative Christmas at Croome in 2023 with a beautiful cascading origami bird installation in the House, rooms decorated with Christmas trees and elegant sparkle, seven colourful fibreglass bird sculptures creating a family sculpture trail across the parkland, craft workshops, festive choirs and lots more.

Christmas 2023 has now finished

Thank you to everyone who visited Christmas at Croome 2023. Check back later in the year to find out about all of the exciting plans for Christmas at Croome 2024.

Saturday 25 November - Friday 5 January


In 2023 we’ve been inspired by our Thomas Bewick: Looking Closely exhibition in the House. Thomas Bewick, an eighteenth century artist-engraver and naturalist, was drawn to looking closely at shapes, forms and colours in the natural world. Christmas at Croome will explore the same themes in new and creative ways.

Discover Croome's creative Christmas

Large bird sculpture painted with parkland scenes, looking towards the view of The Malvern Hills from Croome
Seven Birds of Croome sculpture trail | © Nina Leonard

Seven Birds of Croome sculpture installations and family trail

25 November - 14 January

Explore the parkland to find seven large fibreglass bird sculptures, colourfully decorated, with the guidance of talented artist MrASingh, by seven local community groups including Worcester Carers, Hanley Castle School, Pershore Riverside Centre and the Monday Night Club. Free to explore (normal admission applies).

Pick up a family activity sheet with a pack of pencils, try out the activities and uncover a secret word as you follow the trail, revealing a location where you can turn your sheet into an origami aeroplane and send it flying through the air. Once you've finished the trail head back to visitor welcome to collect your lucky dip prize. Activity sheet, including pencils and lucky dip prize costs £2 (normal admission applies).

Looking Closely: Origami winter art installation and House decorations

Discover this graceful, origami bird installation cascading down the stairway of the House creating a magical and elegant Christmas display. Free to view (normal admission applies).

The origami theme continues throughout the House with sparkling trees, origami decorations, and themed floristry displays set against the background of eighteenth-century plasterwork, fireplaces and our current exhibitions. Free to explore (normal admission applies).

Visitor centre decorations

As you arrive at Croome there will be Christmas trees, plenty of twinkly lights and the origami theme continues with birds as well as origami aeroplanes, making the link to Croome’s secret history as an RAF airbase. Free to view (normal admission applies).

Creative workshops

SOLD OUT - 24 November - Christmas card printing workshop: Join art practitioner Maggi to learn print making skills and print your own set of high quality Christmas cards to take home. Tickets are £25 per person which includes all materials, your set of ten Christmas cards with envelopes, re-usable printing blocks to take home with you and a mince pie and drink.

SOLD OUT - 30 November and 1 December - Christmas wreath making workshop: Join Croome's expert florists who create all of the floristry displays in the House at Croome and make your own festive wreath to take home with you. Tickets are £35 per person, which includes all materials, your wreath to take home, a mince pie and a drink.

Festive choirs

Croome's tradition of hosting local choirs in St Mary Magdalene Church continues in 2023.

Free (normal admission applies).

The Rotunda, one of Croome's outer buildings against a pink sky
The Rotunda at Croome | © John Hubble

Winter walks

The picturesque parkland at Croome, designed in the 18th Century, by one of the UK’s most famous landscape designers, Capability Brown, is a beautiful place for a winter walk. Wrap up warm, blow away the cobwebs and take in the spectacular views, temples, follies and statues across the park and look out for a vast array of winter nature and wildlife that call Croome home.

Two wooden reindeer in front of a Christmas tree
Fill your home with festive cheer with a selection of Christmas decorations | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Christmas shopping

Leave the busy high street behind and visit us to see how the National Trust shop at Croome is bringing the magic to Christmas this year. Discover a winter wonderland with adorable and sustainable decorations, festive garlands, and ornaments.

From 5 October until Christmas the Croome gallery and pottery next to the privately owned Walled Gardens will be free to visit (normal admission to Croome applies) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11am until 4pm.

Christmas food & drink

After a busy day, why not indulge in something delicious from our cafe which is located in one of the restored World War II RAF buildings at Croome.