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Father Christmas

10 – 24 December
Enjoy a traditional Christmas visit. Follow the pathway through the winter gardens to find Father Christmas in his little house. The real log fire will be roaring, lights will be twinkling on the Christmas tree and sacks of presents will be waiting. Booking essential.

£9 (£8.50 online)
Book your ticket here.

Sun 18 & Mon 19 Dec, 3pm 
‘A Christmas Carol’ – Come and see Folksy Theatre bring this much-loved Christmas tale to life.  Using live performers, puppetry and music, this production brings something a little different to the story. Book tickets here.

3 December – 1 January
Glide about on our skating rink (it’s artificial so you wont get chilly!) in our magical winter marquee. Suitable for all the family with a kids winter craft den and refreshments.
Book your session here

Sun 4 & Mon 5 December
Make something beautiful to decorate your home and learn a new skill on our craft workshops. Guided by florist Sarah Pepper you can make a Christmas wreath or a festive twiggy garland. Find out more 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 or try our festive afternoon tea for something a little different. Email juliewhite@hestercombe.com for more information.

‘Catch a Falling Star’
Festive garden trail

3 Dec – 2 Jan
Can you spot the falling stars? Follow our wintry trail and see if you can find the stars scattered around the gardens.  Discover star facts and create your own Christmas card as you go along. Normal garden admission applies. Check our opening times here.

Carols at
Hestercombe House

Sunday 18 Dec, 6.30pm
Settle down for a thoroughly festive evening with The Silver Ring Choir of Bath as they perform a selection of all-time favourite Christmas carols in the Staircase Hall of Hestercombe House.
Find prices and how to book here.