A Child’s Christmas in Wales at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
Actor Richard Harrington will be reading Dylan Thomas’s A Child’s Christmas in Wales, as part of BBC Singers’ festive concerts, on 20 December, at 4pm and 7pm.
Performed at De La Warr Pavilion, tickets cost £24 and £22.50 for concessions and DLWP members.
Alfriston Clergy House – decorated house
Daily from Saturday 28 November to Sunday 20 December (except Thursdays and Fridays), 11am to 3.30pm.
See the house decorated for a medieval, Tudor and Victorian Christmas, reflecting the key moments in the house’s fascinating history.
Normal admission charges apply.
Bateman’s – a Kipling family Christmas and Elves Workshop
Daily from Saturday 29 November to 23 December, 11.30am to 3pm
The family home of Rudyard Kipling is decorated with all the sights, sounds and scents of a traditional Edwardian Christmas. Plus, a special festive trail for children leads to the Elves Workshop in the watermill at the bottom of the garden. Whilst the elves are out, take a sneak peek at their toys, workbenches, naughty and nice lists and elf and safety rules.
Normal admission charges apply, £1.50 per trail.
Birling Gap – family Christmas fayre
Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 December, 11am to 3.30pm
Pick up some hand crafted, locally made gifts and treats at a seasonal fayre, which includes a range of local craft stalls, mulled wine and mince pies. Children can join in with special craft activities, explore the visitor centre and meet Father Christmas himself.
Free admission, tickets to see Father Christmas £3 per child including a small gift.
Bodiam Castle – Christmas at the castle
Saturday 5, Sunday 6, Saturday 12, Sunday 13, Saturday 19, Sunday 20, Monday 21 and Sunday 22 December, 10.30am to 3.30pm
Come wassailing at Bodiam this Christmas and enjoy traditions both old and new. Children can take a trip to see Father Christmas in his castle grotto or join some craft activities, whilst the grown-ups enjoy a mince pie and glass of hot wassail (hot mulled cider). On a stroll around the grounds, see the castle decorated with festive medieval greenery
Tickets start from £4.
Sheffield Park and Garden – wreath making
Saturday 28 November and Saturday 5 December, 10.30am to 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Learn how to make a Christmas wreath over a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake. The experienced team will be on hand with advice and all the materials you’ll need to create a masterpiece for your front door.
Tickets £35 per person.
Sheffield Park and Garden – children’s winter crafts
Every weekend from Sunday 6 December to Sunday 20 December, 11am to 1pm.
Bring the children along to make some natural Christmas decorations using materials collected from the parkland (and maybe a little bit of glitter).
Normal admission charges apply, £2.50 per child
Visit National Trust for more details.