Christmas at Tyntesfield

PUBLISHED: 09:39 30 November 2011

Tyntesfield's main house

Tyntesfield's main house

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FESTIVE cheer can be enjoyed at Wraxall’s Tyntesfield estate throughout December with a wealth of Christmas-themed delights on offer.

A range of activities and concerts has been organised at the National Trust property, which will open its gardens, shop and restaurant every day of the year, apart from Christmas day, for the first time this winter.

On Friday, visitors can make festive decorations from natural materials under the guidance of florist Sarah Pepper. Workshops will take place from 10am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm. Places, costing £25, must be booked.

Wreath-making workshops with Sarah Pepper will take place from 10am-12.30pm, 2-4.30pm or 6.30-9pm on December 7 and 8. Places, costing £20, must be booked.

Children’s Christmas crafts can be enjoyed in the Sawmill between 10.30am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday. On December 10, 11, 17 and 18, children can also visit the Sawmill between 10.30am-4pm to take part in festive pottery painting.

On Sunday, a Christmas food and craft market will run from 10am-3pm offering a range of seasonal treats.

Father Christmas will be spreading some festive cheer at Tyntesfield from 10am-4pm on Saturday, Sunday and December 10, 11, 17 and 18. He can be found in his magical grotto with lots of presents for girls and boys. Entry is £4 per child.

The estate’s chapel will be filled with the sound of music during Christmas concerts at 7pm on Friday and December 9 and 16 and at 3pm on Saturday, Sunday and December 10, 11, 17 and 18. Tickets, priced £10 to include a hot drink and mince pie, should be booked in advance.

A family Christmas concert at 1pm on Sunday will take place in the chapel, featuring The Great Western Chorus of Bristol. Entry is £10 for adults, £5 for children and £30 for a family.

Throughout December, Winter Wonderland Bingo – a family trail, will also be available to enjoy with signs hidden around the estate gardens. Each trail costs £1.

Normal admission applies for entry to the gardens for many of these activities.

To book places and for more details visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tyntesfieldchristmas or call 0844 249 1895.


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