Christmas At The Castle

Looking for somewhere spooky to visit this Halloween, well, what’s more spooktacular than Halloween Castles! There are lots of Castles throughout the UK who are open during October half term and providing lots of spooky entertainment for all members of the family.

I always think castles are a great place to celebrate Halloween, just watch out for the Ghosts!

Stunning Christmas At the Castle Events

Beeston Castle Christmas

Location : Chapel Ln, Tarporley CW6 9TX

Explore Beeston Castle with the family-friendly Christmas adventure quest. Follow the trail to find clues dotted around the castle, and discover fun facts and festive folklore along the way.

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Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens Christmas

Location : B6309, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0DX

Explore Belsay Hall with the festive family-friendly adventure quest. Follow the trail, find the clues and discover the hall’s amazing stories and secrets.

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Belvoir Castle Christmas

Location : Grantham NG32 1PE

They’re celebrating Christmas in the very finest of styles this year. This historic gem, Belvoir Castle, will be filled with exquisite and sumptuous Regency-styled decorations, ensuring every state room including the Guard Room, Ballroom, State Dining Room and King’s Rooms is adorned with colour and rich in décor. Come, see and experience for yourself the wonders of Christmas past as you walk through these themed rooms, styled by award-winning interior designer, Charlotte Lloyd-Webber.

There’s more to see and do at Belvoir Castle this Christmas. Outdoors, you can take a tour of Enlightened Belvoir, an enchanting light trail which runs through the beautifully manicured gardens. This magical walk is 1.3km long and will take approximately 75 minutes to complete. Throughout your extraordinary journey, your path will be illuminated by literally thousands of lights as you pass talking trees, interactive stepping stones, enchanted woodlands and illuminated displays. This is a delightful, multi-sensory experience suitable for all the family.

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Bolsover Castle Christmas

Location : Castle St, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6PR

Explore Bolsover Castle with the festive family-friendly adventure quest. Follow the trail, find the clues and discover the hall’s amazing stories and secrets.

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Dover Castle Christmas

Location : Castle Hill Rd, Dover CT16 1HU

Explore Dover Castle with the family-friendly Christmas adventure quest. Follow the trail to find clues dotted around the castle, and discover fun facts and festive folklore along the way.

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Framlingham Castle

Location : Church St, Framlingham, Woodbridge IP13 9BP

Explore Framlingham Castle with our festive family-friendly adventure quest. Follow the trail, find the clues and discover the castle’s amazing stories and secrets.

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Hartlebury Castle Christmas

Location : Hartlebury Castle, Kidderminster DY11 7XZ

Enjoy the annual festive celebration at Hartlebury Castle! See the halls decked for Christmas and get the family together to meet Santa.

Enjoy seasonal family activities and musical entertainment, plus stalls offering local crafts for sale. Joey the Juggler and Looby Lou will be entertaining visitors with balloon modelling and juggling and Mother Christmas will be putting in an appearance over the weekend.

Santa must be pre-booked. Please call 01299 250416 to book your time.

No booking is required, except for Santa. Simply come along for a wonderful weekend.
Usual whole site admission applies, plus £4 to see Santa (includes a gift).

Can’t make the weekend, or want to visit again in the month? Follow the Christmas Elf Trail throughout December!

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Christmas At Hever Castle

Location : Hever Rd, Hever, Edenbridge TN8 7NG

christmas at Hever castle

Santas Grotto Experience has sold out, but there are plenty of other Christmas Activities to take part in including…

PINOCCHIO CHRISTMAS TRAIL

Begin your experience on the Pinocchio Christmas Trail in ‘Geppetto’s Workshop’ surrounded by his wonderful woodcarving creations. See Pinocchio in Stromboli’s puppet show before Pinocchio is captured in a cage by the Fox and Cat.

Journey through the land of toys and discover it is not quite what it seems. ‘Head under the sea’ to rescue Pinocchio’s father and see the whale and shipwreck. As the trail finishes, the Blue Fairy grants Pinocchio’s wish of becoming a ‘real boy’.

Spot Jiminy Cricket throughout the trail and the grounds.

It takes around 30 minutes to follow the Pinocchio Christmas Trail.

FAIRGROUND

In front of the Castle, ride the gallopers then head to the big wheel (new for 2021) and have a go at hook a duck. Tokens for rides and stalls are available for purchase during your visit at £2 each, £9 for 5 or £18 for 10.

plus many other activities

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Kenilworth Castle

Location : Castle Green, Kenilworth CV8 1NG

Explore Kenilworth Castle with the family-friendly Christmas adventure quest. Follow the trail to find clues dotted around the castle, and discover fun facts and festive folklore along the way.

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Lincoln Castle Illuminated

Location : Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA

Lincoln Castle Illuminated will offer families and friends some much needed festive sparkle with the return of this beautiful and special Christmas experience.

  • Walk through displays of Christmas lights and Christmas tree lined pathways. 
  • Enjoy a hot chocolate and mulled wine within the Castle’s festive grounds. 
  • Make those last minute Christmas purchases from the Castle’s shop.
  • Take in the spectacular sites from up high, by upgrading and purchasing an Illuminated Wall Walk ticket

Explore with Paws on our Dog Friendly days!  If you would like your furry companion to enjoy Lincoln Castle Illuminated, then make sure you book a ticket for one of our Dog Friendly evenings on 15th and 22nd December. 

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Oxford Christmas At The Castle

Location : 44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY

The most wonderful time of the year is coming!

Not only do we have our festive Santa’s Grotto experience, but throughout the whole of December our daytime Guided Tours will be led by our costumed guides with lantern light.

Santa is coming to town! Meet Father Christmas and enjoy some fun festive activities. Our Castle Elves will welcome you to the ‘South Pole’, our winter wonderland. Each family will be individually taken to the ‘North Pole’ to meet Santa in his grotto, and not to mention, take some photos with him too!

In this 1 hour experience you will:

Meet Santa and spend some quality time with him.
Children will receive a printed photo of them with Santa in his Grotto.
Listen to a Christmas story told by Santa.
Sing a Christmas carol with Santa.
Write a letter to Santa and post it in our post box.
Decorate a Christmas ornament.
Receive a Festive Bag that you can keep. Containing:
Snacks to eat whilst doing the activities (Vegetarian friendly).
A toy.
Certificate to say you have made it to the ‘Nice List’.

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Raby Castle Christmas

Location : Staindrop, Darlington DL2 3AH

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What more magical a place could you wish for than to celebrate Christmas in a castle? Father Christmas and his jolly footmen will be making a special stop at Raby this year before the big day to meet good girls and boys. While Rudolf and his deer friends enjoy a rest in the Park, families can gather round the fireplace in the grand Entrance Hall to hear an exciting festive tale. With singing, dancing and all-round merriment to be had, our Fireside Stories have become a recurring highlight on the Raby calendar.

Enchanted Festive Forest – Follow the twinkling lights and sound of jingle bells through our wintry Walled Garden to collect our Christmas clues. Keep a look out for magical woodland creatures along the trail who might come out to play. A festive adventure for the whole family.

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Warwick Castle

Location : Warwick CV34 4QU

Experience the magic of Christmas at Warwick Castle this festive season.

Inside, discover splendid Staterooms adorned with twinkling trees, dazzling decorations and festive flourishes. In the Great Hall, marvel at medieval armour, majestic architecture and the renowned 20ft high Christmas tree. Also, join Santa as he settles down to tell charming tales, sharing stories of festive cheer with little ones, accompanied, of course, by his merry elves. (additional ticket required)

Outside, climb the towers and ramparts for impressive panoramic winter views and explore 64-acres of grounds and gardens. Overhead, you’ll find impressive birds of prey, flying gracefully as our expert Falconer leads them in an unforgettable demonstration.

Brand new for 2021, enjoy extra special yuletide treats and tuck into a Christmas Afternoon Tea, in the Conservatory Tea House.

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