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.

Festive table decoration workshop

Sunday 2 December, 2-3.30 pm

Designed for children aged 4 and above and their families. Make a festive candle holder using natural materials  gathered from the Arboretum along with a few extra seasonal touches.

Standard candles included in the price, additional festive candles available to buy on the day. 

This workshop is designed for children ages 4 and up.

Please note out wreath making workshops are now fully booked.

Come and make a beautifully festive decoration at Winkworth
Festive table decoration at Winkworth Arboretum
Come and make a beautifully festive decoration at Winkworth

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. Father Christmas was flying over Winkworth Arboretum when disaster struck, and his Mince Pie tumbled from his sleigh and fell into the woodland below! Can you help him find it?

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.