Discover Hardwick Wintertide from 17th November to 7th January as you’ve never seen it before. Tour by lantern light and tiptoe around the decadent tapestries, friezes and portraits which don the 400-year-old walls and see what stories you’ll illuminate.
All is not as it would appear at the ‘Lantern House’ this winter, what will you reveal as you explore Hardwick in a new light?
Installations and decorations:
Marvel at the contemporary festive displays which highlight the very best of Elizabethan winter celebrations, from lavish banquets to the importance of gift giving. These bespoke displays have been designed by Pedro Sanchez Carvera, a local performance designer and lovingly created with our team of volunteers.
Festive family fun:
Play with silhouettes and shadows as you move through the hall with your very own magical lantern or have a go at creating your own in our Family Lantern Workshop. Watch out for the Lord of Misrule as he encourages foolishness and folly throughout the mansion and make sure you don’t get caught up in his mischief along the way.
Continue the festivities in the beautifully decorated Stableyard for the Winter Trail.
Food and beverages:
Once you’ve worked up a treat exploring Hardwick Wintertide, make your way over to our festive drinks kiosk and enjoy a traditional winter warmer in the Gardens.
Relax at the Great Barn Restaurant with a cosy bowl of soup or some delicious light bites. Don’t forget to try our scone of the month!
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- Booking details
Call 01246 850430
- What to bring and wear
For the preservation of our collections, backpacks must be worn on the front of the body to avoid breakages. Please be prepared to carry a lantern throughout the house.
Please note the lighting will be reduced for the lantern tour. Please view our full accessibility statement for guidance on access to the hall and Stableyard areas.