Christmas Events

Christmas Market

16 – 18 November
Discover over 60 festive stalls bursting with beautiful gifts, delicious treats and unique hand-crafted items. A great way to avoid the high street and get in the Christmas mood. Keep your energy up with hot chocolate and mince pies from the cafe and enjoy carols in the courtyard and entertainment for the children (Sat & Sun only).

£3.50 (£3 online)
Book Christmas Market tickets

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 pathway through the gardens and visit Father Christmas warming his boots by the fire in his secret grotto.

Book Father Christmas tickets

1 – 3 December, 10am and 2pm
Make your very own Christmas wreath to bring a bit of festive cheer to your front door.

Book Wreath Making tickets

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

Skates at Hestercombe's indoor skating rink

2 December – 6 January
Help Hetty the Hedgehog get ready for her Christmas party and get some fresh air as you follow our trail around the wintry gardens. Open every day from 10am.

£2 per child + normal admission. No need to book.

6 and 7 December, 9am – 5pm
Join expert willow weaver Sarah Webb for a day’s workshop to make a festive addition to your garden or home. A delicious two-course lunch included.

*Unfortunately our Deer in a Day workshops are now sold out; however there are places remaining on our Wreath Making Workshops!

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.