Christmas - made by Brockhole...

Christmas - made by Brockhole...

There’s nothing quite like the beautiful Lake District at Christmas, sparkly lake shores, snow capped mountains and frost glistening in the winter sun.

Well, that’s just what we can see whilst looking through the windows of our stunning 19th Century White House and taking a sip from a festive spiced latte!

This December really is the perfect time to pay a visit to Brockhole, we’re offering FREE parking for everyone right up to Christmas Eve and not only that, for the first time you can choose your perfect Christmas tree right here (and all proceeds go back into the Lake District National Park!)

This month also marks the opening of the Gaddum Gallery, a brand new gallery showcasing artwork from local papercutting artist Ellie Chaney…


Christmas events not to be missed

Our seasonal calendar of events is back with some extra little treats, simply choose your favourites and book your places in advance:

  • Saturday 25 November onwards – Choose your own Christmas Tree! We’ll have trees of all shapes and sizes with all money raised going back into the Lake District National Park. Take a look around with a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie…

  • Friday 1 December onwards – Detail in Nature by Ellie Chaney. For her exhibition at Brockhole on Windermere, Ellie will be exploring the ecology of the grounds, from the ancient woodland to the lake and creating wonderful papercuts and prints of the animals and plants that live there. Find out more

  • Saturday 2, Sunday 3, Saturday 23 December - Drop in Christmas crafts. Get in the festive spirit at Brockhole and join in Christmas crafts including reindeer mask making! 11am – 3pm. Free, just turn up.

  • Wednesday 6 December - Introduction to papercutting Join experienced papercutter Ellie Chaney in her exhibition at Brockhole. Book online now – limited places.

  • Saturday 9 December - Make Your Own Papercut Christmas Decorations. Make beautiful decorations for your Christmas tree and your Festive table. Suitable for ages 4 + Book online today.

  • Sunday 10 and 17 December - Handmade Christmas. Get Christmas all wrapped up this year. Make a stunning Christmas decorations for your tree or home. Suitable for all the family. From 11am - 3pm. Just turn up.

  • Saturday 16 December - Print your own Christmas cards and gift tags. Make some very special cards and gift tags in this workshop with Ellie Chaney. Design your own Christmas stamps, and then print these to create your own designs! Suitable for ages 4 + Book online today.

  • Monday 19 and Friday 22 December - Christmas face painting at Brockhole. Pop into face painting at Brockhole and be transformed into one of your favourite Christmas characters by our professionally trained face painter. Drop in from 11am - 3pm.

  • Wednesday 20 December – Introduction to Lino carving. Come along and learn how to carve Lino to create your own beautiful prints with artist Ellie Chaney in this half day workshop. Suitable for ages 18 + half day workshop. Book online now – limited places.

  • Thursday 28 and Saturday 30 December - Christmas Magic Shows with Astral Circus. Join Astral Circus for a fun packed day of family entertainment including magic tricks, juggling, buffoonery and balloon modelling. £5 child, £2 adults accompanying children. Book online, places are limited.


Indoor treats

Christmas inspiration awaits you in the Brockhole shop this month with a brand new selection of gifts, so why not surprise someone special and put something different under the tree this year?

There are plenty of local gift ideas from brands such as Herdy and Lakes Distillery plus a host of home accessories, fashion scarves, jewellery, stationery and soft toys.

Pop into the café after your winter woodland walk or Christmas shopping and sample some festive treats, mulled wine and mince pies.

If that’s not enough…

Don’t forget we still have plenty of our usual favourites on offer all December, see if you can Brave the Cave, swing through the trees with Treetop Trek or pop along to our free soft play area and outdoor adventure playground.

For more info on all things Christmas at Brockhole call us for details on 015394 46601

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