Wightwick's traditional Christmas
We recognise Christmas is a very special time so are disappointed that this year the pandemic has meant we are unable to open the house, gallery or shop for the Christmas period. However, we are looking forward to welcoming visitors to enjoy our gardens and tearoom for takeaways which will remain open throughout the festive period.
Update 30 December 2020: The gardens and woodland at Wightwick remain open for local walks and much-needed access to nature. In line with government guidance and tiering restrictions, our tearoom is takeaway only as Wolverhampton is in Tier 4. The safety of our staff, volunteers, visitors and local communities remains our priority. We urge people to follow government guidance and restrictions for their local tier.
The garden and tearoom are open 10am - 4pm every day for pre-booked visitors, with the exception of Christmas Day and Boxing Day when the whole site will be closed.
Take a walk through the gardens and see if you can spot our festive outdoor displays to give your winter walk a bit of Christmas sparkle - you can even peek through the windows of the Manor for a glimpse of the decorations.
Join Peter Rabbit™ on his winter adventure
Enjoy the magic of a Peter Rabbit™ winter adventure activity trail from Saturday 5 - 24 & 27-31 December, 10am-4pm (last entry 2:30pm).
Peter Rabbit’s friends need some help finding items to see them through the cold winter months. Lend a hand to some of Beatrix Potter’s well-loved characters such as Squirrel Nutkin, Mr. Jeremy Fisher and Jemima Puddle-Duck, and solve the clues to earn a special trail badge and certificate.
Each Peter Rabbit trail is £2 and includes an activity pack, a pencil, a certificate and a reward badge and it can be purchased on the day you visit. Card payments only please.
The Peter Rabbit trail is held within the garden where normal admission prices apply and pre-booking is essential, especially at busier times such as weekends, school holidays and bank holidays. See the What’s On section of our website to book your ticket.
A bit of Christmas shopping
*Please note that the shop is now closed due to Tier 4 restrictions.*
The Old Manor shop will re-open on Friday 4th December and will be open Friday - Tuesdays each week stocking a range of tempting Christmas gifts. It will also be open two extra days on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24 December for any last-minute present buying needs!
Decorations, homeware, gorgeous gifts, festive foods, and our special William Morris goods; our range has everything you need for a magical Christmas. What’s more, every penny spent helps Wightwick to continue looking after this special place for everyone, for ever – thank you for putting a sparkle in our Christmas too.
To keep everyone safe we’ve introduced social distancing measures and we will only be accepting card payments. The Shop will be losed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and will reopen on Sunday 27 December.
If you’re feeling peckish or are in need of a warm-up, we have plenty of treats available in our tearoom, located in the old stables in the courtyard.
If you’re looking to warm up with a hot drink, or to take one with you on your garden stroll, why not treat yourself to our limited edition Millionaires Hot Chocolate? Of course, we’ll have all your usual favourites available too - including a mince pie or two!
The tearoom is open 10am - 4pm everyday*. Please note, we can only accept card payments a this time. At this time we are unable to provide indoor or outdoor seating. In line with government guidelines you'll be required to wear a face covering in our cafe and food outlets in England from 24 July. Please bring one with you. (*Tearoom closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day).
If you’d rather pull on your winter woollies and get outdoors, then blow away the winter cobwebs with a stroll along the South Terrace, through the Formal Garden or amongst the trees in the woodland. The garden is open 10am-4pm and pre-booking essential (closed 25-26 December).