Wintery walks, frosty fairies, unique gifts and mouthwatering festive menus are waiting to greet you at The Trentham Estate in Staffordshire this Christmas.
Brimming with feel-good festivities, spectacular scenery and perfect presents from local independent stores, Trentham always provides a special atmosphere at this time of year.
The Christmas Launch on Wednesday 25 November marks the start of the festive celebrations, with a Christmas parade led by Santa and Mrs Claus, along with a host of traditional winter characters and performers.
Santa will be welcoming visitors to his grotto in the centre of the Shopping Village on Wednesdays and weekends from Saturday 28 November to Wednesday 23 December. Children can experience the magic of meeting Santa, make a wish and take away a gift.
Tickets are selling fast and are available at the Garden Entrance, for the latest availability check The Trentham Estate website.
Outside the grotto visitors will also be able to meet real penguins on Wednesday 2 and 16 December and real reindeer on Wednesday 9 and 23 December.
Enjoy the scents of mulled wine and warming winter menus, with the sounds of Christmas and the sights of twinkling festive lights at Trentham Shopping Village, with weekly late night openings every Wednesday until 8pm from 25 November all the way up to Christmas.
From Wednesday 9 December through to Sunday 3 January a real ice rink at Trentham Shopping Village will offer winter fun for all the family – open every day apart from Christmas Day.
With free parking and a traditional village atmosphere, Trentham’s 60 timber lodge shops, cafes and restaurants offer a warm winter welcome.
Trentham Shopping Village is the perfect place to find unpredictable presents, and handmade decorations that will bring a magical Christmas sparkle to your home. From handcrafted toys to personalised gifts, local artwork and designer jewellery, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
An array of eateries offer everything from gourmet pies to traditional turkey roast, so whether you’re looking to refuel with a coffee stop, or indulge in a sumptuous festive feast, Trentham is a real foodies’ destination.
Wrap up warm for a wintery walk in Trentham Gardens. Crunch across frosty grass in Capability Brown’s sweeping parkland, explore the Italian Gardens and admire the Winter Gardens offering sparkling architectural displays of frosty elegance.
Add even more magic to your winter wander by following Trentham’s hugely popular Fairy Trail, with sculptures of fairies and giant dandelions waiting to be discovered.
And outdoor adventures at Trentham are not just for Christmas! Treat a loved one to a Trentham Annual Ticket and enjoy the gardens all year round.
Trentham is located just 2 miles from junction 15 of the M6, and parking is free. Call 01782 646646 or visit www.trentham.co.uk