As the countdown to Christmas begins, our handy Christmas guide to events and experiences in and around Somerset has all the festive spirit required for the whole family. From Christmas markets to light shows, there is enough Christmas cheer for everyone!
Hestercombe Christmas Market - TICKETS ONLY
Dates: 17th November -19th November
Visit the Hestercombe yearly Christmas Market, located near Taunton in Somerset. Experience the magic of the season as you browse through a variety of festive stalls filled with stunning locally-made gifts, mouth-watering treats, and one-of-a-kind handcrafted items.
find out more: https://www.hestercombe.com/whats-on/christmas-market
Hestercombe House and Gardens Illuminate - TICKETS ONLY
Dates: 23rd November- 30th December
Illuminate will transport you to a captivating adventure of vibrant colours, mesmerising lights, and enchanting sounds, creating a sense of festive amazement and fascination in Hestercombe's very own gardens.
find out more: https://www.hestercombe.com/whats-on/christmas-illuminations
Sheppy’s Cider Farm Christmas Craft Fair
Dates: 2nd-3rd December
Some of the best craft producers in the region will showcase their products at the House of Cider site. This is a great opportunity to find Christmas gifts or indulge yourself with something special.
find out more: https://www.sheppyscider.com/the-cider-farm/events/christmas-craft-fair-2023/
Montacute House Christmas Reindeer Round-up
Dates: 25th November - 1st January
Times: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Hidden around the house and garden, discover nine specially designed reindeer – you’ll spot each unique, larger-than-life character as you’ve never seen them before. Have a boogie with Dancer and fall in love with Cupid. Running daily from 25 November to 1 January (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).
find out more: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/somerset/montacute-house/events/2342ad18-c9cd-4578-b5e6-d6b8bd2c03af
Christmas at Barrington Court: Mrs Christmas’ Cookie Cutter Trail
Dates: 9th - 31st December
Times: 10:00am - 14:30pm
Mrs. Christmas is in the midst of her baking tasks. Take a peek inside her festive kitchen and search for the necessary ingredients for her scrumptious cookie recipe. However, there seems to be a twist! The mischievous elves have concealed her cookie cutters... Can you trace their trail across the premises and assist Mrs. Christmas in locating them?
find out more: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/somerset/barrington-court/events/d6b4f1e9-5513-41b5-8737-491017c48f7a
Winter Wonderland Wookey Hole- TICKETS ONLY
Dates: throughout November and December
Times: various time slots (BOOKING ONLY)
You will begin by exploring the caves, where more than 100,000 lights create a magical illumination. Immerse yourself in Santa's North Pole Grotto, where each child will have the opportunity to meet Santa and receive a gift from his elves at the Toy Shop. Additionally, you will have the chance to watch an incredible Christmas-themed circus performance in the Wookey Hole Theatre as part of your visit.
find out more: https://www.wookey.co.uk/winter-wonderland/
Christmas at Haynes Motor Museum
Dates: 16th Dec- 1st Jan
Times: 10:00am – 4:30pm
Look out for the mischievous elves as you explore the Museum and admire some of the most famous cars in the world. There are plenty of things to keep the entire family entertained, and remember to wear your Christmas jumpers!
find out more: https://www.haynesmuseum.org/events/christmas-museum-0
Somerset Reindeer Ranch Magical Christmas Experience
Dates: 2nd - 23rd December
Duration: 1 hour
Enjoy a thrilling storytelling session with Santa and explore a captivating guided tour led by an enchanting Elf to witness actual Reindeer. As an added delight, embark on a magical adventure through the wardrobe, where you can catch a glimpse of everyone's beloved Unicorn and capture memorable photographs.
find out more: https://www.somersetreindeer.co.uk/2023-magical-christmas-experience.php
For any queries regarding staying at Southfork Caravan Park for camping or touring, please contact us online or on 01935 825661. Booking and availability can also be viewed online.