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Christmas at Blackthorpe Barn

Christmas at Blackthorpe Barn
Start Date: 1 November 2021
End Date: 22 December 2021

Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, IP30 9LZ

Christmas at Blackthorpe Barn is back! 

Their magical Christmas at Balckthorpe Barn event will be open to all this winter and will have an extra celebratory feel as it is their 30th anniversary year! 

To get a feeling of what awaits you at Blackthorpe Barn, watch the video below:

Country Christmas Shop - 25 October - 22 December

Doors of the Country Christmas Shop are open again from 25th October until 22nd December. At the same time, the Courtyard Café is ready to serve you delicious homemade cooking and baking, with a new location in the area outside the shop.

The Christmas at Blackthorpe Barn festival begins each year in late October, with the re-opening of this magical shop and the nearby Courtyard Café, offering homemade, tasty treats.

The Country Christmas Shop has everything needed to make your Christmas extra special, from candles, decorations, lighting, wreaths, aromatics and wrap, to interesting and wonderful gifts for all. Many items are handmade, which contributes to the air of unique splendour and magic that envelopes you as you absorb the Christmassy loveliness before your eyes.

With everything beautifully displayed you cannot help but imagine how you could transform your home with amazing decorations and put a glorious smile on the faces of friends and family through amazing gifts and settings this coming season.

Pick Your Own Christmas Tree - 13-14 November & 20-21 November

Come to the Christmas Tree plantation near Blackthorpe Barn, and choose the tree you would like.

Sat 13 – Sun 14 & Sat 20 – Sun 21 November

10am – 4pm (last admission 3.30pm)

Everyone has their own idea of the perfect Christmas tree for them. What could be better than going into the plantation and choosing it for yourself? You can wander through the thousands of trees of all varieties, shapes and sizes until you find the perfect one for you. It’s a great experience, and wonderful for children too.

It costs just £10 per tree to choose it in advance (this is an addition to the normal cost of the tree). Your chosen tree will then be cut just hours before your chosen collection day.

When you come to collect your tree on your chosen day it will be there ready, wrapped and waiting for you to pay for the tree and take home.

Book your time slot to Pick Your Own Christmas Tree at the website above!

Crafts at Blackthorpe Barn

Crafts at Blackthorpe Barn is back this year in all its glory, as part of the Christmas at Blackthorpe Barn festival, and just in time to celebrate their 30th anniversary too!

Located inside the beautiful and vast 16th century thatched Blackthorpe Barn, and its adjoining spaces, the entire event offers bags of atmosphere, a sense of excitement and the rare thrill to see a consistency of quality at every turn. The carefully-selected makers are present themselves and creativity abounds throughout. Many of our wonderful makers are back again, and, of course, there are some new faces too, with a different selection of makers from week to week, whilst a core of other makers remain throughout.

So whether you are looking for a much-deserved treat for yourself or a very special gift for someone else, what could be better than coming to this centre of excellence to get some inspiration?

Crafts at Blackthorpe Barn Dates:

WK1: 6 – 7 November 2021

WK2: 13 – 14 November

WK3: 20 – 21 November

WK4: 27 – 28 November

WK5: 4 – 5 December

WK6: 11 – 12 December


Blackthorpe Barn offer a selection of in-person craft workshops, both for families and adults. Family workshops are packed full of fun and interest for all ages. Adult workshops are designed to develop creativity and skills that stand the test of time and provide the perfect antidote to reduce stress.

Each of these wonderfully relaxing workshops is run by professional craftsmen and women, who are incredibly artistic and a joy to learn from, as they share their passion for their craft. Hone your creative skills through the process of learning by doing; each of the workshops involves the practical application of techniques taught and you will leave each workshop with a new skill you can try at home.

The Christmas Cafe

The café at Blackthorpe Barn is now called the Courtyard Café and has moved to the courtyard outside the Christmas shop, with seats inside one of the courtyard barns, inside a heated marquee and also in the courtyard itself.

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