Victorian, Georgian, Jacobean, Tudor or present day, there are National Trust events around the country exploring Christmas through the ages. There is still time to learn how to make a wreath from locally foraged materials and foliage. Or you could make hand sewn felt tree decorations, hunt for baubles or enjoy costumed interpreters telling stories. All safe in the knowledge mince pies, mulled wine and Santa’s Grotto are never far away. And probably a Christmas market too!
If your stamina for the festive season is flagging, how about trying something different this weekend. What about a bracing nature walk to clear the head? Or learning a countryside skill such as hedge-laying?
These are just a selection of the wide variety of events that are taking place at National Trust properties around the country in the run up to the holiday season. A comprehensive list of events is searchable by geography on the National Trust website.