Festive Wonder Weekends at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens
Celebrate Christmas with Wonder Weekends at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. Discover a range of family-friendly activities: create your own arts and crafts, make your own Georgian chocolate treat and listen to Christmas tales inspired by the Yuletide season.
11 November - 16 December 202310:30 - 15:30
Clore Learning Centre
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please queue in the Stable Yard for all workshops and activities.
Included in gardens admission (members go free)Book Hillsborough Castle and Gardens tickets
Georgian Chocolate: Make & Take a Chocolate Drumstick
Date: Saturday 02 December
Time: 10:30–11:15, 11:45–12:30, 13:30–14:15, 14:45-15:30. Last entry 14:45
Find out all about Georgian chocolate and make your own festive chocolate treat to take home, with Hillsborough Castle’s very own chocolatier, Jamie Penny!
Suitable for families with children aged 5+. Please note only children may make the chocolate drumstick.
Christmas Storytelling Sessions
Date: Saturday 16 December
Time: 10:30–11:00, 11:30-12.00, 12:30-13:00, 14:00 -14:30, 15:00-15:30
In this relaxed session for families, enjoy a wide range of cosy Christmas stories inspired by the festive season.
Suitable for families with children aged 3+. All children must be accompanied.
- Things to see
Explore a magical festive trail as Raymond Briggs' classic comes to Hillsborough Castle.
- 18 November 2023 - 07 January 2024
- In line with gardens opening hours
- Hillsborough Castle
- Included in gardens admission (members go free)
Make the festive season one to cherish and remember with our selection of wonderful history-inspired gifts, tree decorations and delicious food and drink.
Discover our range of traditional toys and games inspired by Historic Royal Palaces. Bring history to life with our fun selection of toys and games inspired by our British heritage.