Christmas garden trail

12 December - 3 January

12 December - 3 January

Update: 24 November: In line with the latest government guidance Hillsborough Castle and Gardens will be closed from 27 November until 11 December. Our gardens are still open on 26 November.


12 December 2020 until 3 January 2021 (except 24-26 December)

The trail take 30 minutes to 1 hour


Throughout the Gardens

Ticketing information

Included in admission.

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

Buy Hillsborough Castle & Gardens tickets

Can you spot all the magical elves and fairies hiding in Hillsborough Castle's enchanted gardens this winter? Wrap up warm and see if you can find all their secret hideouts as you follow our festive garden trail.

Uncover the stories of the magical elves and fairies favourite winter plants and trees and discover the folklore surrounding Christmas.

Santa is planning to make a visit during December, so look out for him in the Walled Garden on the following dates.

Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 December

Saturday 19 - Wednesday 23 December

Don't forget to grab a warming treat to enjoy along the way from our fabulous café serving takeaway food and drinks.

Collect a trail from the admissions desk on arrival.