From locally sourced food to hand made crafts, The National Trust is hosting an array of Christmas markets up and down the UK.

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Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum, Devon

Victorian Christmas fair with Wind in the Willows, 4-5 December 11am – 3pm

Old-fashioned festive fun, with special guests Toady, Moley, Ratty and Badger and Father Christmas too. The house will be decorated for Christmas, plus there’ll be a brass ensemble, Shetland pony rides (weather permitting), craft tent and food court.

Special ‘Pay what you think it was worth’ event.

Booking is not required for this event. For more information please call 01271 850296.

 

Attingham Park, Shropshire

Frost fair, 4-5 December 10am – 4pm

Avoid the crowded shopping centres this year and make Christmas shopping an enjoyable experience at Attingham with high quality local craft and food stalls in the historic setting of Attingham’s house and grounds.

Normal admission charges apply but there are no additional event charges

Booking is not required for this event. For more information please call 01743 708123.

 

Erddig, Wrexham

Christmas Market and Father Christmas’s winter wonderland, 4-5, 11-12 & 18-19 December 10am – 5pm

Enjoy a traditional Christmas market with food and drink, plus live music creating a wonderful Christmas shopping experience. Wander around and find those special and unusual Christmas presents. Browse over thirty stalls picturesque wooden chalets and stalls offering hand crafted gifts. Father Christmas will also be in his Winter Wonderland- complete with his toy workshop.

Free entry to the market, plus adult £2 and child £4 to enter the Winter Wonderland. For more information please call 01978 355314.

Ham House and Garden, Surrey

Ham House Christmas fair, 4-5, 11-12 & 18-19 December 11am – 5pm

A unique opportunity to find exciting and original Christmas gift ideas from the National Trust and from local artisans and traders.

Adult £3.50, child £2.35 and family £9.25 (2 adults + 2 children).

National Trust Members go free.

Booking is not required for this event. For more information please call 020 8940 1950.

 

Osterley Park and House, Middlesex

Christmas craft fair, 4-5, 11-12 & 18-19 December 12pm – 3.30pm

A chance to purchase some unique Christmas gifts made by local artists and crafts people.

Free admission.

Booking is not required for this event. For more information please call 020 8232 5050.

 

Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire

Victorian Christmas fair, 4-5 December 11am – 4pm

Kick start your festive mood with our seasonal two day fair. Browse the market offering traditional Christmas gifts, visit Father Christmas, take part in a magic show and listen to Tarleton and District Brass Band performing in front of the Great Hall.

National Trust tea room and shop will also be open.

£2.50 per car, £0.75 per pedestrian.

Booking is not required for this event. For more information please call 01704 823812.

Rowallane Garden, Co. Down

Yuletide market, 11-12 December 2010 12-5pm

The original Christmas Market with craft stalls and food to suit all the family. Mulled wine, Christmas trees, wreaths and floral art to decorate your home will be just some of the things you can buy so come along and soak up the festive atmosphere.

Adult £5.50, child £2.70 and family £13.70.

National Trust members go free.

Booking is not required for this event. For more information please call 028 9751 0131.

Wimpole Home Farm, Cambridgeshire

Farmers market, 11 December 11am – 3pm

Held the second Saturday of month in the Stableyard at Wimpole, they’ll be fresh local produce available to buy direct from the producers: cheese, free range chicken, wild game, eggs and chutneys.  National Trust shop, Garden Shop, toyshop and Farm shop will also be open.

Normal admission charges apply but there are no additional event charges.

Booking is not required for this event. For more information please call 01223 206000.

Gibside, Tyne and Wear

Christmas farmers market, 18 December 10am – 3pm

Why not source your Christmas dinner from tasty local, seasonal produce or make your own festive food hampers for loved ones? Come for bustling stalls, as well as roasted chestnuts and mulled wine.

Free entry. For more information please call 01207 541820.

Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

Food fair, 18-19 December 11am – 5pm

Join us as we transform Clumber’s Stableyard into a market place, with a variety of tempting produce for you to try and buy, fresh from a selection of local producers.

Normal admission charges apply but there are no additional event charges.

Booking is not required for this event. For more information please call 01909 544917.

Image courtest of NTPL, David Levenson.

1 Comment

  1. Lovely – I love picking unique and unusual things from Christmas markets, there’s just something so Christmassy about wandering around the stalls. We’re hoping to get to a couple this month if the snow lets up enough to leave the house!!

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