Christmas at Kingston Lacy

A few weeks ago Clara began the search for a Father Christmas we could take M to see. She had been recommended Kingston Lacy a beautiful National Trust property not too far away from us. We booked a Father Christmas visit and I took advantage of a voucher I had to cover the entrance fee to discover Christmas at Kingston Lacy.

Family moment at Kingston Lacey

On arrival we were immediately made to feel very welcome and headed into the courtyard to explore before M’s turn seeing Father Christmas. We enjoyed watching a ukulele choir, picked out stocking fillers in the National Trust gift shop and took pictures of as many Christmas trees as we could.

House at Kingston Lacey

Kingston Lacy is a beautiful property that was home to the Bankes family. Christmas at Kingston Lacy takes you back in time to the Christmas they would have celebrated during their time there. We got to make paper cone Christmas tree decorations, Lavender bag pouches and sampled shortbread and sherry.

Christmas smiles at Kingston Lacey

Mama and M Kingston Lacey

The house really is stunning once you step through the front doors. Upstairs in the main games room there is a stunning Christmas tree that captivated everyone that walked by it. I think I might make it in to my Christmas cards next year.

Christmas tree Kingston Lacey 2016

Christmas tree Kingston Lacey

When it was M’s turn to see Father Christmas we were invited to write a Christmas wish on a paper chain and add it to the giant chain hanging from the ceiling. M wished for a car which drives on walls. Then a bell rang from the room behind us and we walked in to meet Father Christmas.

Father Christmas Kingston Lacey

M was very excited but quite shy, though he managed to tell Father Christmas what he wanted and accepted a lovely little gift of a shiny new harmonica.

Mama and Mummy Kingston Lacey

I love this photo M took. It is so hard to get nice picture of C and I together when we are visiting places. But now that M is bigger I feel a little more confident handing him my camera. Though my face is screaming “please don’t drop the camera”.

Kingston Lacey amazing room

View of Kingston Lacey

These little reindeer were dotted all around the grounds and looked rather cute. I would love to have one outside our house next year.

Reindeer smiles Kingston Lacey

Mama and Son Kingston Lacey

Kingston Lacey gardens

Ralph the reindeer Kingston Lacey

We had such a lovey afternoon at Kingston Lacy and have already started to plan our return. Which is going to be fab now that we are National Trust members.

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This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Training Mummy Reply

    Awww what a wonderful place to visit and even more so at Christmas to see Santa. The National Trust have so many great places to visit, we are members but sadly not used as much as we could have as not many in our area but hopefully get more use this next year. #countrykids

  2. Coombe Mill (Fiona) Reply

    Seeing this now makes me excited for Christmas all over again! The tree inside is wonderful and I love the idea of writing a message on a paper chain piece. Farmer Nick made us a reindeer family that now live on the front lawn all year round, I love how the National Trust finish them off with signs and a scarf and nose. M takes a lovely photo, though the “don’t drop the camera” face made me smile.

    Thank you for sharing a wonderful Christmas visit on #CountryKids

  3. Samantha Free Reply

    Aww the National Trust really do make such an amazing effort at Christmas. We have found them to be the best places to visit Father Christmas too! The Christmas trees make me want it to be Christmas all over again, they are stunning and as you say your photos would make perfect Christmas cards! #countrykids

  4. Clare Nicholas Reply

    OMG I have Christmas tree envy, not that I would have anywhere for something that size. It looks like a truly beautiful place to visit santa – almost magically

  5. Louise George Reply

    What a beautiful place for a Christmas visit. That Christmas tree is amazing and I love the little reindeer. I love the idea of writing Christmas wishes on paper chain strips too. Beautiful photos 🙂 #countrykids

  6. wherejogoes Reply

    Wow that tree is amazing! Love hearing about different National Trust places always more to add to the list. Your trip looks really magical thanks for sharing #countrykids

  7. mummyshire Reply

    We love the National Trust in our house, too. So many amazing places to visit esp over Christmas when each place seemed to do Christmas a little bit different! Love the tree xx

  8. Sara (@mumturnedmom) Reply

    What a beautiful place to see Santa. Love the wooden reindeer, and that tree was stunning! #countrykids

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