To visit the Gardens, Gallery and House, you no longer need to pre-book a timed admission slot online (simply purchase gardens admission on arrival). Summer Late openings take place every Wednesday evening.
December is nearly upon us and Hestercombe is all ready for Christmas!
This weekend we are launching our skating rink: Inside a festively decorated marquee, with winter creatures and magical lighting, Hestercombe’s very own artificial ice-rink provides families with a little bit of fun right through the winter months. The rink will be here for the whole of the festive season until Sunday January 5th. Pop on down to sneak a peak at our new bigger and better Christmas activities...
Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December will be the first chance for you to enjoy skating at Hestercombe this year. The ice-rink is even BIGGER than previous years, giving extra space for practicing your pirouettes and gliding around the rink.
The giant marquee that houses the ice-rink means everyone can enjoy the rink whatever the weather. There's also a special Hestercombe stand in the marquee serving hot toddies and tasty treats to keep you going!
Plus, for the first time ever, the gardens will be open after dark with a magical Winter Wonderland featuring sculptures from Elaine Marks, John Wingfield and Rosey Reed.
The walk will be illuminated from 4.30pm on the same days that the skate rink is open so you can enjoy both (there’s a discounted price for booking together too!) book for skating here and for the Winter Wonderland here