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Snowdrops in the Woodland 30 Jan to 28 Feb

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Christmas Opening
14 November 2020 - 23 December 2020

Simon and Olivia Cunliffe-Lister, their five children and a team of local helpers, decorate each corner of the Elizabethan home to create a wonderland of traditional and contemporary handmade decorations. The family passion for Christmas and love of craft inspires a very special festive experience. 

‘This year more than ever before, we’re focusing on sustainability, employing the skills in our community to create natural, handmade, environmentally conscious craft. Foliage and flowers grown in the walled garden and woodland is used in seasonal arrangements including hydrangea flower head wreaths, helichrysum flower baubles, miniature rosebud rings and balls; with ‘trees’ made of recycled wine bottle corks and others crafted from golden spiral jewellers’ wire. Plants propagated in our greenhouse, such as Christmas cacti in jewel colours, will feature strongly too. Origami and paper decorations are favourites, too, as they’re sustainable and recyclable! We’re particularly looking forward to opening our home for Christmas this year - we’re especially in need of some festive cheer now. I so hope that you’ll find joy and inspiration in our ideas’, says Olivia Cunliffe-Lister.

Young visitors are very welcome indeed, and can find a handmade felt snowman doll hidden in each room by the Cunliffe-Lister children. The enchanted woodland garden will have a giant candy cane trail, with 24 canes - one for each day of advent - hand carved by the Hall’s joiner hanging in the branches. Each has a different design painted by Joss C-L - the challenge is to spot all twenty four!

When dusk falls, Christmas cheer flourishes: with Christmas-light-strewn topiary bushes, the fireplaces glowing warmly and twinkling lights in each room, visitors will be inspired with the abundant joys of Christmas.


- Festive treats in the stableyard including homemade mince pies, spiced hot chocolate        and mulled drinks.

- Unusual decorations and Christmas presents in the courtyard shop

- Christmas Enchanted Woodland Village. Children and the young at heart will discover a      magical woodland village behind the Hall. Seek enchanting, illuminated little homes, and    imagine the festive exploits of fairies and elves within


Admission Prices
Adults £12.00, Seniors £11.50, Children £7.00, Under 4's FREE

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