- Historic houses in full festive splendour with crackling fires, fragrant garlands, and handmade decorations
- Santas grottoes and storytime with Father Christmas
- Mulled wine, mince pies and homemade gifts at Christmas markets
- Winter trails inspired by fairytales and festive family favourites including Shaun the Sheep.
The nights are drawing in, it’s getting colder, and Christmas isn’t far away. Which means it’s time to get into the festive spirit – and there’s no better way than visiting the National Trust.
See historic houses decorated in the style of Christmases gone by, wrap up warm and enjoy the crunch of frost underfoot on family trails or shop for stocking fillers under twinkling lights at Christmas markets. Plus, if you’re lucky you might spot Father Christmas on one of his annual visits.
Carl Greenman, National Programming & Production Manager at the National Trust said:
“Whether it’s the mist rising on an early morning walk, the sparkle of baubles and the glow fairy lights or the warming chuckle of Father Christmas, there are hundreds of special moments just waiting to be enjoyed this Christmas with the National Trust.
“Enjoy a taste of Christmas past with historic houses dressed in all the trimmings, see fairytales come to life with decorations inspired by classic tales or join family favourites on magical winter trails through historic gardens and parklands.”
Here’s a roundup of some of the National Trust’s best Christmas events near you.
Clumber Park, Worksop, S80 3BE
Shaun the Sheep is coming to Clumber! Collaborating with BAFTA® award-winning production studio, Aardman, and global art producer, Wild in Art, one of Aardman’s best loved characters is coming to Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire this winter.
From 18 November – 7 January, Shaun the Sheep: Find the Flock at Clumber Park, is a free, family-friendly art trail for visitors to follow, packed full of baa-rilliant adventure.
Twelve super-sized sculptures of Shaun the Sheep, individually designed by artists from across the region and beyond, will be positioned at iconic locations across the park. Plan your visit to find the flock now, ewe won’t regret it!
Clumber will also be hosting Christmas markets, Victorian fairgrounds, musical events in the Chapel and new year Lantern Walks, as well as welcoming Father Christmas every weekend from 25 November.
For full details, go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clumberpark
Posted on 08 November 2023