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Christmas Event, from 9 Dec 2019

Christmas Opening

Christmas Opening

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Christmas Opening and Events
14 November 2019 - 23 December 2019
Experience the magic of a handmade Christmas at Burton Agnes Hall

Each year, visitors flock to Burton Agnes Hall to see how its stunning gardens provide some of the loveliest natural decorations imaginable.

Simon and Olivia Cunliffe-Lister, with the keen help of their five children and a small army of local supporters, decorate their Elizabethan home to create a wonderland with traditional and contemporary handmade decorations.

Their passion for all things Christmassy and eye for detail creates a truly unique festive experience.

‘We love thinking of creative ways to embellish the Hall for the coming Christmas, and spend many months dreaming up and handmaking quirky, original decorations.

Young visitors are especially welcome, and are encouraged to find homemade felt snowman dolls, hidden in each room by the Cunliffe-Lister children. When dusk falls, Christmas cheer abounds: with Christmas-light-strewn topiary bushes, the Great Hall’s fire glowing warmly and twinkling lights throughout, visitors will be infused with the many joys of Christmas.

Visitors can take newfound inspiration to the courtyard, enjoying festive treats in the café and unusual decorations and Christmas presents in the courtyard shops. Little ones can also visit Father Christmas in his courtyard grotto every Christmas opening weekend.


This Christmas, Burton Agnes Hall is hosting these Christmas events:

Christmas craft Wednesdays
Every Wednesday in the Hall, guides will demonstrate how to make the crafts that you see at Christmas time and reveal the secrets behind the handmade decorations in the Hall. Normal Hall admission applies.

Talk: Christmas through the ages at Burton Agnes Hall
On Thursday 5th December at 2pm, discover the secrets of Christmases past at this talk with Head Guide Pauline Waslin. Normal Hall admission applies.

Christmas twilight weekend
Join us on the weekend of the 6th, 7th and 8th December for our inaugural Christmas twilight weekend. Enjoy the bountifully decorated Hall with an extended opening until 9pm on Friday and Saturday evenings. Every visitor will receive a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie on arrival. During the weekend, children can visit Father Christmas in his courtyard grotto and everyone can enjoy carols in the Hall as well as relishing the Hall’s decorations twinkling in the twilight. Normal Hall admission applies.

Twilight carols by the fireside
On Thursday 19th December, 5-9pm, join Simon Cunliffe-Lister for grand piano-led carols by the fireside and enjoy mulled wine, mince pies, Christmas shopping and the Hall’s decorations twinkling in the twilight. Normal Hall admission applies.

Christmas Activities and Events for Children
Christmas Hall Trail
Children are invited to enjoy a festive trail around the Hall, seeking snowmen and hunting for clues as they visit each room.


Meet Father Christmas in his courtyard grotto
Visit Father Christmas in his courtyard grotto, where every child will receive a special Christmas gift. Weekends in December (except 1st, 28th and 29th) from 12-4pm. £5.00 per child; booking is not essential.

An Audience with Father Christmas and his Head Elf
Saturdays 7th, 14th and 21st, and Sunday 22nd December. Performances at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm.
Join Father Christmas, Mrs Christmas and Jingles the Magic Elf for a performance of magic and song, a special gift and photographs.
£12.50 child, £11.00 Adult, £10.50 Senior
Booking essential.

Admission Prices
Adults £11.00, Seniors £10.50, Children £5.50, Under 4's FREE

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitalityHelicopter landing

Children welcome

Winner of the HHA Christies Garden of the Year 2005.

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 16 Dec 2019
Tue 17 Dec 2019
Wed 18 Dec 2019
Thu 19 Dec 2019
Fri 20 Dec 2019
Sat 21 Dec 2019
Sun 22 Dec 2019
Mon 23 Dec 2019

Prices

Admission Prices
Adults £11.00, Seniors £10.50, Children £5.50, Under 4's FREE

Gardens Only
Adults £7
Seniors £6.50
Children (4-15 years) £4
Under 4's free

Address

Burton Agnes,
Driffield,
East Yorkshire,
YO25 4NB

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TA 103632  Lat: 54.05359 Long: -0.31659

By Road:
A614 York to Bridlington road, midway between Driffield and Bridlington.

Public Transport:
Burton Agnes Hall is served by EYMS buses, the following services go towards Burton Agnes Hall: 121 and 744.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Driffield station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Winner of the HHA Christies Garden of the Year 2005.

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