From mini Christmas puddings to take home, wrapped up winter walks around the grounds and a warming nip of sherry in the servants hall, there is a lot of Christmas traditions waiting to be formed this year at Kingston Lacy.

What makes Christmas time so special? It’s the family traditions which bring everyone together. Why not start by adding your wish to the colourful paper chain, meeting Santa Claus or taking a walk through the illuminated gardens. When you enjoy a family day at Christmas time, it helps The National Trust look after Kingston Lacy all year round.

National Trust Christmas crafts

What’s on over Christmas

Stir-up Sunday

20 November, 11am – 3pm, £2.50 per pudding.

The stir-up tradition dates back to the 1700s. At Kingston Lacy you can discover the traditions behind the tasty pudding mix with our cooks and kitchen hands, as well as mix your own to take home and enjoy.

Christmas in the house and gardens

1 December – 1 January, daily 10am – 4pm.
Late night opening, 6pm for house and 7pm for garden light trail, on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
The illunminated trail is also on every evening between Christmas and New Year.
Last entry one hour before closing.

Meet Santa Claus

1-  23 December, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Santa Claus will be making a few stops at Kingston Lacy this year. Make sure to get a spot on his nice list by paying him a festive visit in the laundry.
£5 per child, includes a gift from Santa, pre-booking is essential.
Call to book on 0344 249 1895

Or via the What’s on page