Christmas at Winkworth 2018
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.
Wreath making workshops
Sunday 2 December, Friday 7 December, 11 am - 1pm
Give your home a wonderful homemade Christmas feel this December. Our workshop will teach you how to make a beautiful wreath using materials gathered by our gardeners from the Arboretum.
Festive table decoration making
Sunday 2 December, 2-3.30 pm
Designed for children aged 4 and above and their families. Make a traditional table decoration in this family workshop which is sure to get you feeling festive.
Woodland Winter Wonders trail
Follow our children's trail around the Arboretum exploring the winter woodland.
Aimed at all ages, this festive trail will lead you on a hunt around the Arboretum searching for clues. Discover them all to win a voucher for a free mince pie when you buy a hot drink in our tea-room.
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.
Free guided walk
Join us on a free guided walk on the first Wednesday of each month, starting at 2pm January, February, November and December. Tours are approximately an hour and a half, please meet at the kiosk.
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 peope in tow, don't forget to stop off at our Natural Play Area and Tree Adventure.