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The Christmas Experience – the ultimate family festive day out!

by What's On

Steeped in Christmas magic and excitement. This fabulous Christmas event returns for its fourth year at the popular venue of Lotherton Hall near Aberford in Leeds.

The event embeds itself within the countryside estate and within the Edwardian house, taking inspiration from traditional Christmas story-telling and themes.

Explore the estate and as you approach the woodland walk you will encounter magical interpretations of the traditional 12 days of Christmas song.

The walk takes you into a land of Christmas storytelling. Through the wooded walk around the back of the bird garden leading through to the formal gardens and round the front of the house.

Along the woodland walk, you will enjoy the lights, art installations in the theme of The Twelve Days of Christmas. You can make the turtle doves fly, walk through the five gold rings and be one of the drummers drumming!

Uncover a secret fairy hideaway in ‘The Dell’ rock garden, a mini fairy village complete with fairy homes. Listen to the fairies whispers and cheeky giggles as you walk through.

At the heart of the estate, you can visit the North Pole, where the main man in red himself presides!

Book your tickets for Santa early to avoid disappointment.

Finally, visit a tiny Elf Village where the elves are busy in their cabins making Christmas decorations. Join them to create crafts and take-home goodies or listen to their stories.

Added extras to the attraction include Christmas markets, a vintage funfair, an Edwardian Photo Studio in the house, photo memorabilia and Christmas choirs.

New for 2019

Open-air ice rink alongside the Elf Village.

The Christmas Experience runs 22 November 2019 to 5 January 2020

More info here

Win a family ticket to The Christmas Experience at Lotherton Hall

Smalltalk have a family ticket for this fantastic event to give away to one of our lucky readers.

Winner will be drawn from a hat in .......









Lotherton Hall


  1. Maureen

    Fabulous place in summertime
    Love to experience the Christmas family celebrations

    • Smalltalk Magazine

      Thanks for your comments Maureen.
      Good luck (That’s assuming you have entered the competition of course O:))


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