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Christmastide at Kentwell

Christmastide at Kentwell
Start Date: 15 December 2017
End Date: 15 December 2017

Kentwell Hall, Long Melford CO10 9BA

Kentwell's Magical Christmas is a day of activities for the whole family. Enjoy our insights into Victorian Life. Parents (and grandparents) find it a stimulating place to take children at Christmas-time to enjoy the festive spirit. There is a whole range of activities, topped off by a family visit to Father Christmas in his Cottage.

Victorian Household - the family and the Staff
Victorian Villagers - how the 'other half' lived!
Music Hall
Magic Show
Mr Dickens presents: A Christmas Carol
Family Crafts
Father Christmas
Victorian Tavern
Tearoom
Carols by Lantern at the end of the day

Spend A Day in the Age of Dickens

Charles Dickens was much responsible for creating our modern idea of Christmas.

Enter the event during a chosen time band and thereafter spend the rest of your day in Victorian England. Best to come early so as not to miss any of it. You don't have to do or see everything but if you do, you may be occupied for the whole day.

See how the House is set up for Christmas in Victorian style, with traditional Victorian decorations - no fairy-lights here! Meet the Victorian family as it portrays life at a great country house then. Different activities happen at different times of day. Experience the Upstairs/Downstairs life of those in service to a Victorian family.

Kentwell's Stableyard Tearoom will be open all day, serving refreshments throughout the day. Lunches will also be available.

Learn to make Victorian style Christmas Decorations which you can take away to decorate your own house.

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