Enjoy festive traditions in Nottinghamshire this Christmas

Mansfield Christmas lights switch on. Picture by Roger Grayson.
Mansfield Christmas lights switch on. Picture by Roger Grayson.

The National Trust in Nottinghamshire has a host of events and activities over the coming weeks to celebrate the festive time of year.

From making Christmas decorations, to enjoying festive food and drink, there’s something to help visitors and their families enjoy a good old fashioned Christmas.

Harry Bowell, regional director for the Midlands, said: “We all have our own favourite family traditions which we’ve developed over the years and are now part of what we value most about this special time of year, such as sending cards, singing carols and decorating our houses with Christmas trees and other greenery. Lots of the places we care for are getting into the spirit of Christmas in their own special way, often taking inspiration from how previous owners and guests would have celebrated the festive season, or creating brand new traditions for their visitors to join in with.”

Hot spiced apple juice, mulled wine and mince pies will be available at The Workhouse during the Victorian Workhouse Christmas event on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 December, booking required.

Traditional seasonal food using home grown ingredients will be on offer at Clumber Park during December and the Christmas Holidays

Many National Trust places also offer the opportunity for a visit to Father Christmas.

Children can take part in Story Time with Father Christmas at Clumber Park on weekends during December until 21 December for £4.50.

They can also enjoy breakfast with the man of the moment at weekends £4.50 under 5s, £7.95 adults and older children. Pre-booking is needed for both events.

There are even instructions on how to make a festive bird feeder at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/midlandswildlife.