What's On
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What's On

Step into history this winter at our historic events taking place across the country.

Prepare for dazzling new light trails at some of our most popular sites and experience sprawling grounds and historic gardens bathed in a magical world of illumination, sound and colour.

There's something for the whole family with festive fun at our Father Christmas events, sure to get you into the spirit.

Members enjoy unlimited access to hundreds of historic places, as well as free or discounted entry to events. Join today to step into England's story.

Christmas Events

Gather your friends and family this winter and experience the past in a spectacular new light. Celebrate Christmas with brand new, interactive light trails at some of our most popular properties. Brought to you by our event partner Kilimanjaro Live in association with English Heritage, get ready for colour, lights and play this December.

Marvel at the historic buildings being bathed in light as you warm up with a glass of mulled wine and toast a marshmallow under the night sky. You can also stock up on Christmas gifts and tasty treats in our shop.


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Festive Stories with Father Christmas

Father Christmas is taking time out of his busy festive schedule to tell some of his favourite seasonal stories around the Christmas tree, in our group storytelling sessions. Then, you and your children will get the chance to meet the man himself, take photographs and make memories to treasure, as children receive a traditional present to unwrap.

Brodsworth Hall: Wreath-Making Workshop

Join the Brodsworth gardening team and make your very own festive wreath using all natural materials from our gardens. Enjoy a hot drink and Christmas treat, whilst you make your wreath. It's sure to get you into the festive spirit!

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  • Top 5 things to do in December

    This December, we’ve got plenty of ideas to help you step into history. Discover Christmas through the ages, try a traditional Victorian craft, and join us for a month full of festive events.

  • Dog-friendly days out

    We love dogs as much as you do, so there's no reason to leave your furry friend at home. We've got lots of options for dog-friendly days out at our castles, abbeys and historic gardens.

  • Become a member

    As an English Heritage Member you can delve far deeper into our history. Join today to get unlimited access to the spectacular places where history really happened.

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