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Family Festivities at Holdenby House

2 - 3 DEC

Visit Family Festivities at Holdenby House and experience a traditional Tudor Christmas at this stunning Elizabethan family home. Children will also have the opportunity to visit Santa’s magical Grotto.

Family Festivities is a Tudor-themed event, giving you a glimpse into what traditional life at Holdenby House was like as the family prepared for Christmas in the 16th Century. Tickets include a visit to the Tudor kitchen, complete with housekeepers and maids in costume, to make holly wreaths, spice sachets and salt dough ornaments. There will also be Tudor games and dances taking place in the ballroom. The house will be fully decorated for Christmas in the Tudor style. 

The outdoor courtyards of Holdenby House will play host to a mini Christmas market, our beautifully decorated tea room, food vendors and mulled wine, plus lots of free children’s activities including letter writing, face painting, a wishing tree and tractor ‘sleigh’ rides.

Grotto tickets are purchased separately from General Admission tickets and additional craft activities will also be available to purchase / join on the day. Ticketing details are below.