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Celebrate the festive season at Compton Verney

Fri 3 December, 10.00amFri 24 December, 3.00pm

The Winter Festival celebrates the magic of Compton Verney with an immersive experience to delight your senses.

Explore the enchanted woodlands, where you might run into Santa. Peer through the icehouse, where you’ll find a bed of empty straw! Can you help Santa find his 9 missing reindeer by exploring our grounds, the reindeer trail will be sure to keep you busy. Maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of a woodland fairy or your own reflection in the indoor forest, try something new with our festive workshops or discover the unique delights of our Christmas Gift Market. Join us at Compton Verney this festive season for surprises around every corner and glittering treasure sprinkled amongst the Capability Brown landscape for everyone to enjoy.

Immerse yourself throughout the month of December from Santa’s Woodland Grotto, Carol Concerts, Festive Lates, Christmas Gift Market, music, entertainment and seasonal fayre to put you in the mood!

See below for our full range of events and activities. Please note, some activities require a separate admission booking.

SANTA’S MAGICAL WOODLAND GROTTO
Selected dates throughout December

Meet Santa in his grotto by taking in the magical woodland trail, lit with firefly fairy lights and surprises around every corner.

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AFTERNOON LUXURY FESTIVE TEAS
Fri 10, Sat 11 Dec and Fri 17, Sat 18 Dec, 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm

Nothing says ‘getting into the festive spirit’ quite like a Christmas Afternoon Tea.

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FESTIVE LATES
Thu 9, Fri 10 and Sat 11 Dec and Thu 16, Fri 17 and Sat 18 Dec, 6pm – 9pm

The grounds will be twinkling, we’ll have music and entertainment and a beautiful seasonal food and drink chalet.

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JEWELLERY WORKSHOP WITH ELIN HORGAN
Sat 20 Nov, 11am – 1.30pm

Create your own ring, pendant or necklace design in wax which will be sent to London’s famous Hatton Garden for casting in silver. Your piece will be hand finished according to your specifications and sent back to you 2 weeks later in a beautifully packaged gift box, just in time for a special Christmas gift or to treat yourself.

£110 per participant

The cost of the workshop includes admission to Compton Verney, tuition, all materials and casting of your piece in silver.
Refreshments on arrival include tea, coffee and biscuits and finish with a glass of fizz or non-alcoholic alternative.

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WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP WITH JOANNE HARRIS
Tue 30 Nov and Sun 5 Dec, 10am – 12.30pm

Joanne’s floral workshops are fun and inspiring, and nothing gets us into the Christmas spirit more than our festive workshops!  This is a hands-on workshop, where you will learn the traditional method of making a Christmas wreath with seasonal spruce, natural materials and foliage.  With a range of dried fruit, cones and berries to decorate with, your front door is sure to be admired by all of your guests and neighbours over the festive period.

£85 per participant

This cost of this workshop includes admission to Compton Verney, tuition and all materials.
Refreshments on arrival include tea, coffee and biscuits and finish with a glass of fizz or non-alcoholic alternative.

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CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT WITH THE ROYAL BIRMINGHAM CONSERVATOIRE
Fri 10 Dec, 2pm and 4pm

Join us for festive performances by Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir, directed by Paul Spicer, in the splendours of Compton Verney’s Capability Brown’s chapel. Spicer leads with a varied programme of choral music and some traditional Christmas carols. Compton Verney’s Christmas Carol Concerts always sell out so book early to avoid disappointment.

£19 per adult
£8 per child
Under 5’s FREE

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STORYTELLING WITH MOTHER CHRISTMAS
Sun 12 and Sun 19 Dec, 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Join Mother Christmas for her favourite festive tales. Snuggle down with Mother Christmas for an hour and enjoy specially chosen Christmas stories. Lots of interaction with the children.

£8 per attendee (adults and Children)
Under 5’s FREE
Requires a valid Membership or Day Ticket

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TOSCANA STRINGS CHRISTMAS STORIES

Sat 11 Dec
12pm – The Nutcracker
1.30pm – The Snowman
3pm – The Nutcracker

Sat 18 Dec
12pm – The Snowman
1.30pm – The Nutcracker
3pm – The Snowman

£12 per adult
£8 per child
Under 5’s FREE

Toscana Strings is a multi-award-winning all female string quintet who have been performing as an ensemble for the past 20 years. In 2018 they launched Stories Set to Music, visiting schools around the UK introducing children to live music through storytelling and music. Toscana Strings perform songs from The Snowman and The Nutcracker (abridged version).
Royal School of Ballet trained, Laura Tye, will join the performances. Laura danced with The Royal Ballet at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden and with Birmingham Royal Ballet, she performs with Toscana Strings, dancing to sections of the music. Original and beautiful and not to be missed!

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