Christmas at Charlecote… 1842 style!

It wouldn’t be Christmas without

…everyone getting together to put up the trees

Our House Elves are enlisting the help of our garden team to get the trees up again this year. We’ll be starting decorating on 16 November which might seem a little early for
some but we need to start then so we’re ready to fling open the doors on 28 November.

The arrival of the trees...!

The arrival of the trees…!

We’re asking Father Christmas for a bit of his magic to keep them looking great until 22 December – the last day our house is open in 2015*!!!

… enjoying the Victorian decorations at Charlecote.
As ever our House Elves are throwing themselves into the theme of ‘an 1842 Christmas‘ and following the Victorian version of the 12 days of Christmas for inspiration. You’ll get to follow our tree trail  around the site and discover the similarities, and subtle differences, between the 1842 and the more modern version we’re all familiar with.

Charlecote_getting ready for Christmas

… meeting Father Christmas in the summerhouse.
Our traditional Father Christmas already has lots of children booked into see him. Don’t leave it too late to book as many dates are now fully subscribed!

Green Father Christmas_Charlecote Park

… mulled wine tasting in the brew house.
Brew house_Christmas

… seasonal recipes being cooked in the Victorian kitchen.
We’ll be trying some traditional crafts and following some festive recipes in the kitchen so do pop in.

pomander in victorian kitchen at charlecote

Christmas_believe

Our Servants’ Hall and Pantry Shop are just next to the kitchen and are also stocked with tempting foods, crackers and gifts. You must pop in for some gift-inspiration!

… and why not finish off with a family walk in the park on Boxing Day?

family walk at charlecoteWe’re giving our team a gift of a couple of days off(!) and the whole property will be closed on 23, 24 and 25 December. Why not join us on Boxing Day for a refreshing walk in the park? Mince pie in the Orangery afterwards is purely optional but certainly recommended!

charlecote mince pie

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 *Please double check our opening hours on the website before visiting. We sometimes have to close the park in bad weather (heavy snow, high winds, for example) so always worth checking ahead.

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