Victorian Christmas at Chedham’s Yard this December

Santa Clause at Chedhams Yard

Santa Clause at Chedhams Yard - Credit: Archant

Chedham’s Yard in Wellesbourne is inviting visitors to step back in time and experience a traditional Victorian Christmas at the BBC Restoration prize winning attraction on Saturday December 14.

Chedham’s Yard in Wellesbourne is inviting visitors to step back in time and experience a traditional Victorian Christmas at the BBC Restoration prize winning attraction on Saturday December 14.

Visitors can eat roasted chestnuts on the forge, sample Christmas themed cakes, mulled wine and mini mince pies. In addition there will be music plus readings from Charles Dickens novels; Dickens was widely regarded as one of the greatest novelists of the Victorian period and his stories will delight visitors of all ages.

Father Christmas will also be making an appearance and handing out gifts to children, plus volunteers of Chedham’s Yard will be dressed in traditional costume.

Visitors will also be able to make and take home traditional decorations for the Christmas tree such as pomanders which are fragrant festive decorations and also make lovely Christmas gifts. The Visitor Centre also has a range of unique merchandise and local produce including handmade soaps, local preserves, Christmas willow wreath and wood turned items such as honey drizzle and bottle stoppers which make ideal Christmas presents for friends and family.

Deb Hext, Heritage Project Officer said: “Our Victorian Christmas event will be a fun, informative and fascinating insight into how people celebrated Christmas in Victorian times and will be the perfect opportunity for everyone to get into the festive spirit!”

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Special events must be pre-booked. To pre-book, visit the website or call 01789 842770 on Tuesday (1pm - 4pm) & Friday (10am - 1pm).

Tickets cost £5.00 for an adult, £4.00 for concessions, £3.00 for a child and £12.00 for a family.

For more information on Chedham’s Yard, visit the website at: www.chedhamsyard.org.uk