This event has ended

Christmas Market at Hestercombe

*IMPORTANT NOTICE: this event is fully booked. Anyone attending the Christmas Market without a ticket will be turned away**

Come and explore our bustling annual Christmas Market near Taunton in the heart of Somerset, featuring festive stalls bursting with beautiful locally-sourced gifts, delicious treats and unique hand-crafted items.

In the Stables Restaurant and Bampfylde Hall we'll be selling festive food and drink including wonderfully crumbly mince pies, creamy hot chocolate, and homemade mulled wine.

Visitors to the market will receive free admission to the gardens, house and contemporary art gallery – just show proof of your Christmas Market admission at the Visitor Reception desk.

Dates & Times

9am - 5pm, Friday 19th, Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st November

Tickets & Prices

  • Member adult £3
  • Member child (5-15) free
  • Non-member adult £5
  • Non-member child (5-15) free

To enable us to maintain a smooth flow of visitors to the market, and achieve a level of social distancing, we will be operating timed ticketed slots for the first time.

*IMPORTANT NOTICE: this event is fully booked. Anyone attending the Christmas Market without a ticket will be turned away*

Good to know

Giant Second Hand Book Sale

As part of this year's Christmas Market, we will be holding a fantastic book sale in Hestercombe House ~ a treasure trove of bargains! Your Christmas Market admission will get you free entry to the book sale.

Gardens admission included

All tickets include complimentary gardens admission. You will only be able to access the gardens with this ticket from the start of your allocated timeslot onwards. Tickets from 3pm onwards are charged at a lower rate due to the gardens closing at 5pm. There are limited slots available. Children under the age of 15 can enter the market for free - there is no need to book a ticket.

Dog policy

Whilst we all sincerely love four-legged friends at Hestercombe, unfortunately because it can get quite busy throughout the event, for safety reasons we cannot allow them into any part of the Christmas Market. However, they are still very welcome throughout the gardens, shop, plant centre and cafe as usual.


Applications to exhibit in this year's Christmas Market are closed. To be added to our mailing list for our 2022 Christmas Market, please email us and we shall contact you in early January 2022 with further information, dates and how to apply.

View our event cancellation and refund policy.

You may also like...

Membership at Hestercombe

Join today and enjoy unlimited access to Hestercombe for a whole year

Described as “one of the top twenty gardens to visit in the country”, Hestercombe is always beautiful throughout the year. Join today and enjoy unlimited access, with prices from £44.50 per year.

Your membership includes:

  • Unlimited access to Hestercombe Gardens for a year from date of joining for the Member, guests and children according to membership type
  • Half price entry for visitors accompanied by a Member of Hestercombe (one visitor per member)
  • Two full colour members’ newsletters per year & regular email bulletins
  • Discounts on tickets to selected events at Hestercombe
  • Half price entry to our partner attractions:­ Abbotsbury Sub­tropical Gardens, Forde Abbey Gardens, The Bishop’s Palace, Wells, and The Garden House.

Give a Gift of Membership to friends and family and they too can enjoy all the benefits of membership.

Upgrade your ticket

Visit Hestercombe and upgrade your ticket to an annual membership for just the difference in cost.

See Membership Options

Event Location

Hestercombe Gardens
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Christmas Market at Hestercombe

What's On

2022 dates for your calendar