Visit Normanby Hall Country Park this Christmas time and be captivated by all there is to see and do. Whether you’re walking around the park, meeting Father Christmas in the walled garden, watching the rangers feed the deer, or dining in the Hall, it will be truly magical.
Children can meet Father Christmas and Mrs Christmas in the toasty bothy at the back of the Walled Garden on December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17 December between 11am and 2pm. It costs £6.50 per child; this includes meeting Father and Mother Christmas, a special gift, and a ride on the miniature railway. Buy your tickets from the Gift Shop on the day from 10.30am. It is advised you buy tickets early on the day to avoid disappointment.
Why not tie in your visit to see Father Christmas with watching the deer being fed? You can do this on 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24 December at approximately 11.45am. This is a unique opportunity to see the animals up close as the rangers feed them near the Hall (please note that there is no access to the deer park in December, the deer are viewed through the fence) You can watch a video of the deer by clicking on the photo at the bottom of the page.
The land train will be running on the weekends leading up to Christmas and also on 20, 21 and 22 December from 12noon until 3pm (last ride leaving at 2.40pm) Tickets can be purchased from the Gift Shop.
Barton Musical Company will be singing in the Stableyard from 12noon to 2pm on 3, 16 and 17 December to help get people in to the festive spirit!
Tinsel Tots sessions will take place in the Hall on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 December at 10.30am and 1.30pm. This popular activity for children under 5 and their grown-ups offers the chance to take part in a Christmas themed activity and listen to a festive story in front of the twinkling Christmas tree and crackling open fire. Places must be booked in advance by calling 01724 720588 and cost £4 per child.
The Hall will open its doors for festive dining experiences in the run up to Christmas. On 3, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15 & 17 December tables can be booked for traditional Christmas fayre. On 17 and 18 December we will be serving festive afternoon teas. Menus and prices can be found at the bottom of this page. All bookings must be made in advance by calling 01724 720588. From 7th December whilst the Hall is open for festive dining it is possible for members of the public to pop in from 1pm to 3pm to see the decorations and how Christmas would have been celebrated in the Hall when it was a family home. On the 17 and 18 December it will be open from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.
New for this year is brunch with Father and Mother Christmas! On Thursday 21 December Father and Mother Christmas are inviting children to come and visit them in the Hall. There will be a ride on the land train with Father and Mother Christmas when you arrive, then a story in front of the fire in the Hall before a tasty brunch of gingerbread and chocolate chip pancake stacks, fresh berries and banana slices, whipped cream, and maple syrup. All washed down with a glass of milk or orange juice. Finishing in time to see the deer being fed. Tickets for this brunch cost £11 and must be booked in advance by calling 01724 720588.
It’s worth popping in to the Gift Shop in the run up to Christmas as there are lots of lovely Christmas decorations and gift ideas to be had. Waltham Herbs will also be selling items in the Stableyard on 9 and 17 December. Items available will include Christmas trees, holly, herbs, mistletoe, and festive accessories.