Christmas at Winkworth 2019

Christmas baubles on the tree at Sizergh in Cumbria.

Tis the season for crisp winter walks, days out with the family, festive decorations and warming drinks. We've got a whole programme of Christmas events for you and your family to enjoy this year, whether you're looking to learn a new craft or to relax and unwind away from the busy high streets.

Festive days out

Christmas Carols Saturday 30 Nov, 3.30-5pm
Christmas is coming! Give the festive season a warm welcome with a magical afternoon of
Christmas carols and songs. The tea-room and shop will be open with a selection of wonderfully festive gifts to buy.

Christmas craft workshops

Wreath making workshop: Saturday 14 December, 10:30am-1pm - SOLD OUT

Sorry, this event has now sold out. Make a gorgeous traditional Christmas wreath to decorate your home using natural materials gathered from the Arboretum. Booking essential, normal admission applies + £32 per wreath. 

Festive centerpiece workshop: Friday 13 December, 11am-12 noon - SOLD OUT

Create a bespoke festive candle holder for your home using natural materials gathered from the Arboretum.Booking essential: normal admission applies plus £11 per centerpiece. 

Winter walks

Boxing Day walk- Sunday 26th December 1-2.30pm

Bring family and friends for a refreshing Boxing Day walk around the Arboretum. 

New Year's day walk- Tuesday 1st January 2-3pm

Celebrate the arrival of the new year with a seasonal guided walk around the Arboretum.

Plan your visit 

  • To fuel you up for your Winkworth wander, stop off at the Arbor tea-room near the kiosk for hot lunches, homemade cakes, tea and coffee lunch.
  • Toilets are available nearby, including baby-changing facilities and a disabled toilet, and there is a variety of pathways through the Arboretum with differing levels of accessibility.
  • You're welcome to bring your dog, as long as you keep them on a lead; and groups are welcome - though it's advisable to call in advance during spring and autumn.
  • And if you've got little people in tow, don't forget to stop off at our Natural Play Area and Tree Adventure.