Christmas at Winkworth 2018

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.

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.

Wreath making at Winkworth Arboretum
A wreath at Winkworth Arboretum
Wreath making at Winkworth Arboretum

Family trails

Woodland Winter Wonders trail

Follow our children's trail around the Arboretum exploring the winter woodland.

Mince Pie Hunt

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. 

Christmas at Winkworth
Wooden snowman at Winkworth
Christmas at Winkworth

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.

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.