Christmas Events

Come and enjoy Christmas with us

Festive events from 1st December
Christmas at Hestercombe is a special time with fun events and activities for all the family. Enjoy our family skating on our artificial ice rink, or help Hetty Hedgehog get ready for her Christmas party on our Winter Gardens trail.

Join us for sumptuous food this December with our Festive Afternoon Teas and Lunches in the Column Room Restaurant, or one of our very special Piano Suppers on 7th, 14th and 21st December.

Father Christmas by the open fire

1 December – 6 January
Glide about on our skate rink (it’s artificial so you don’t get too chilly!) in our magical winter marquee. Perfect family fun.

Book Family Skating tickets

Skates at Hestercombe's indoor skating rink

8 – 24 December
Follow the enchanted garden pathway and visit Father Christmas warming his boots by the fire in his secret grotto.

Book Father Christmas tickets

Skates at Hestercombe's indoor skating rink

1 December – 6 January
Get outdoors and Help Hetty the Hedgehog get ready for her Christmas party as you follow our trail around the wintry gardens. Open daily from 10am.

£2 per child + normal admission.

Father Christmas by the open fire

8 & 9 December, 3pm
Enjoy this classic fairy tale about a tin soldier’s love for a paper ballerina. Filled with puppetry, live music and charm this is a show for all the family to enjoy.

Book tickets for The Tin Soldier

Dine at Hestercombe this Christmas

Join us this Christmas at Hestercombe for some delicious festive food in the surroundings of our historic Column Room Restaurant, with views over our Victorian Terrace and the stunning Blackdown Hills. Including Christmas Suppers with Live Pianist, Christmas Lunch and Afternoon Tea, and Group Christmas lunch bookings. Find out more about our Christmas food.