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Christmas Events

Christmas Market

17 – 19 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 your ticket here.

9 – 24 December
Follow the pathway through the gardens to find Father Christmas sat by the fire in his little house. Lights will be twinkling on the Christmas tree and sacks of presents will be waiting.

£9 per child (booking essential)
Book your ticket here.

2 December – 7 January
Glide about on our skating rink (it’s artificial so you wont get chilly!) in our magical winter marquee. Decked out with disco lights and a starry sky it’s perfect for family fun.

For times, prices and to
book your session click here.

Sun 3 & Mon 4 December
Make a beautiful wreath to decorate your home and learn a new skill on our craft workshops. Guided by local florist Jan Waters your front door will be dressed to impress this Christmas.

£33 including refreshments
Book here.

Book your Christmas party

Whether you want a big festive kneesup or a simply lovely lunch, we’ve got a delicious Christmas menu and beautiful venues perfect for parties large and small. And for all Christmas lunch bookings your group will get free access into the gardens – just right for a winter walk to burn off that Christmas pud!
Take a look at our scrumptious Christmas menu and contact juliewhite@hestercombe.com for more information.

Sun 17, 3pm & Mon 18 December, 5pm
Folksy’s live music and puppetry make this story of bravery and friendship a perfect pre-Christmas treat for all the family.

£13.50 adult / £8 per child (in advance)
Book your ticket here.

2 December – 7 January
Get some fresh air and explore the gardens as you help Father Christmas find all he needs to fill his sleigh. Available every day from 11am.

£1 per child (+ normal admission).

21 December, 7pm
Get in the festive mood with both traditional and modern Christmas tunes from this wonderful symphonic band.

£12 adult / £6 child
Book your tickets here.