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Enjoy an illuminated walk to Santa's Grotto at HestercombeEnjoy Christmas at Hestercombe

Christmas at Hestercombe is always a special time of year, with fun events and activities for all the family. This year is slightly different but we are taking great care to make our activities both fun and safe for everyone.

Try your hand at making a beautiful wreath or a five foot willow angel in these half day weekend workshops.

New for this year are our two family garden trails – Rodney’s Christmas Coat, and Rosie’s Festive Foray – complete both to collect a Christmas prize!

From Saturday 5th December, children can meet Father Christmas on selected dates for a special start to their Christmas holidays!

This year our sumptuous Piano Suppers, Sunday Lunches and Festive Afternoon Teas will be taking place in the historic Bampfylde Hall.

See below for the full line-up of Christmas events and make sure you book your tickets before they sell out.

Food & Drink

Festive Brunch

Take a look at the delicious brunch menu at Hestercombe

Served daily, 10am – 11.30am

Hestercombe’s historic Bampfylde Hall is now serving a delicious brunch menu with full table service. No need to book a table – just turn up! Dog friendly.

Enjoy festive food at Hestercombe this Christmas

From Thursday 3rd December

Enjoy a superb festive themed traditional or sparkling afternoon tea with friends or family in the historic Bampfylde Hall this Christmas.

Festive Afternoon Teas will be served daily from Wednesday to Sunday each week.

Find out more


Lunch service

Enjoy a delicious Christmas Sunday lunch at Hestercombe

Daily, 12pm – 3pm

Treat yourself to some hearty homemade food in the historic Bampfylde Hall, with full table service ~ see the lunch and childrens’ menu. Dog-friendly.


Family activities

Children will love visiting Father Christmas at Hestercombe in Somerset

Selected dates, 5th – 24th Dec

Visit Hestercombe this Christmas to enjoy a magical experience where every child can meet the man in red and receive their own special gift.

Book Father Christmas tickets

Take part in our Christmas Garden Trails, including Rodney's Christmas Coat

Until Sunday 3rd January

Help Rodney the Bantam Rooster find his Christmas coat – with some help from his friends along the way!

Garden admission required (tickets now available)

Take part in Hestercombe's Christmas garden trails, including Rosie's Festive Foray

Until Sunday 3rd January

Help Rosie the Bantam Chicken locate her festive furry friends around the Formal Gardens. Complete both trails to win a prize!

Garden admission required (tickets now available)