Things to See and Do

Celebrate the festive season with us at Kenilworth Castle

Spend time together at Kenilworth Castle this Christmas and New Year!

Meet Father Christmas and enjoy the traditional decorations - it's the perfect place to stretch your legs and enjoy the crisp winter air.

The castle is open on weekends this November and December and will be open daily from the 26th - 31st December. See our prices and opening times page here

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Festive stories with Father Christmas

Join in the festive fun with the man himself at Kenilworth Castle this Christmas. Meet Father Christmas as he tells festive tales amidst the yuletide decorations.


*Please note that only one adult can accompany each child ticket holder to see Father Christmas. An additional charge applies to see Father Christmas for all children and the price includes a small present.

Meet Father Christmas


We go behind the scenes at Kenilworth Castle to discover how to make a traditional Tudor Kissing Bough, just in time for Christmas.

Make your own

Learn more

  • Twelve days of Christmas with the Tudors

    We all know the popular song, but which days are the twelve days of Christmas? Explore some of these traditions and discover how the Tudors celebrated Christmas.

  • Medieval Christmas Food

    Special effort has been made across the social spectrum to mark Christmas. Here are five culinary highlights from medieval England.

  • The history of Father Christmas

    The jolly old man who sneaks into our houses every 24 December is beloved across the world. But should you call him Father Christmas, St Nicholas or Santa Claus?

  • Christmas podcasts

    Learn more about the history of the festive period and discover our historic properties and collections in our weekly podcast.

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