National Trust Christmas

There are more than 20 Christmas events and activities across the National Trust’s Derbyshire properties from food and craft fairs to family activities.  Here’s a small selection:

On 10 and 11 December from 11.00am to 4.30pm The Courtyard and Tea Rooms at Ilam Park will be transformed into a magical Christmas Market with sustainably sourced Christmas Trees and local hand made crafts for sale, as well as musical entertainment, children’s games, craft activities and a complimentary warming cup of mulled wine.

On 3,4,10 and 11 December Kedleston Hall will host an Edwardian Christmas with the Hall decorated in Edwardian style, along with a variety of festive activities. You’ll also be able to meet Santa and his reindeer.

udbury Hall has its Christmas Market on 3 and 4 December from 11.00am with local stallholders selling seasonal gifts and food.

For a break from shopping join in Calke’s Christmas Tea Dance on 3 December 2011 from 2.00pm.

Christmas at Hardwick will have a 1940’s ‘make do and mend’ theme. Find out how families pulled together during the war years to celebrate the festive season when rationing was in full swing on 3, 4, 10 and 11 December from 11.00am to 3.00pm.

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One Response to National Trust Christmas

  1. did you go to the Chatsworth christmas fayre? We queued for 1 1/2 hours to get in and the fayre was soooo busy. they had 40 coaches alone booked in that day. I had to run into the gardens to seek some solitude. what do you think of their fayre? I thought it was mostly bought in commercial stuff and makes me sad as someone who has been to many craft fairs as a proper home made crafts person 😦

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