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5th December 2020

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Christmas Trails at Hestercombe - 5th December 2020

Christmas Trails at Hestercombe

Take part in Hestercombe's Christmas garden trails with Rodney's Christmas Coat and Rosie's Festive Foray!

Enjoy two feather-filled trails at Hestercombe this Christmas!

Complete both our Christmas trails this year to receive an extra-special prize! (These do not have to be completed on the same visit).


Saturday 5th December 2020 to Sunday 3rd January 2021. Trails run daily from Wednesday to Sunday, plus Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd December.


£2 per child (price includes both trails and a special prize), plus standard gardens admission (members go free). You will be able to purchase a trail when you book your gardens admission online (slots are released every Friday for admission the following Wednesday to Sunday period).

Rodney’s Christmas Coat

‘Rodney the Rooster has been cooped up all year,
He spent his summer idle, without any cheer.
But now that the winter is here and Christmas is soon,
Rodney’s heading out to explore Hestercombe!’

Rodney the Rooster has been cooped up indoors all summer long. Now Christmas is here, he’s ready to head outside for some fresh air and fun!

Enjoy a fun family day-out this Christmas with one of our December trails, Rodney’s Christmas Coat! Join Rodney on a festive adventure as you take in the sights and sounds of the winter Hestercombe landscape garden. This trail includes a wonderfully written and illustrated short story you can take home and read again and again.

Christmas Trails at Hestercombe

Rosie’s Festive Foray

Can you hear the giggles coming from the formal gardens…? Rosie the chicken has found some delightfully devious Christmas Elves messing around, so soon before Christmas!

Come to Hestercombe this December to explore our formal gardens to find all the elves hiding under the bushes, hanging from the Pergola, and diving between flower beds. Each elf has a secret letter with them; find all the letters to reveal a secret message!

After completing Rodney’s Christmas Coat, speak this message at the café or Ticket Office for a super special prize!

The elves for this trail were lovingly designed by Green Days Day Care. 

Christmas Trails at Hestercombe

Covid-19 safety

Our trails have been specially designed to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Please be sure to observe social distancing as you complete the trail, and avoid touching any signs. Read more about the Covid safety measures we are implementing at Hestercombe.


Sat, 5th Dec, 2020 at 10:00 am
Sun, 3rd Jan at 4:00 pm
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Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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