23/11/2019 - 22/12/2019 |

Get ready for a magical Christmas as Doddington Hall transforms into an enchanted forest with surprises for all the family.


In Doddington Hall’s Enchanted Forest, unicorns, fairies, and woodland creatures will welcome visitors as they explore the indoor forest where trees will have magically grown in every room of the 400-year old hall. Inspired by the works of C.S. Lewis, the Long Gallery will become the world of Narnia, where snow and ice adorns the path through this magical world.


Decorations throughout the hall are largely handmade using material that’s grown or produced on the Doddington Estate.


It’s an opportunity to soak up the festive atmosphere of Christmas in a treasured family home, which has seen a lot of Christmas mornings over its four hundred year plus history. A chance to see what the present day family and staff have created and to think about how Christmas may have looked and felt through the centuries.



Join one of our friendly volunteers in the cosy setting of the Library for children’s storytelling on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons from 27 November to 20 December. Storytelling will start at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm and will last between 15-20 minutes. Included in House admission.


The Hall will be open five days a week between Sat 23 Nov – Sun 22 Dec:

Wednesday to Friday 12-4pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm


House Admission: Adult £11, Child £5.50 (under 3yrs free), Family £29

Tickets also include access to the gardens. Father Christmas is NOT included, visits must be booked separately.


*Doddington season tickets are accepted. Please note that Historic Houses, RHS member cards and any other special promotions (e.g. 2 for 1) are NOT accepted during Christmas opening*


  • Tickets are available to purchase in advance online or on arrival at the Gatehouse.
  • Please note that e-tickets are not timed and access is free-flow, you may visit between the times advertised on the selected date you wish to visit (last entry 1hr before closing).
  • The upper floors of the Hall are not accessible by wheelchair or pushchair. Please see our accessibility page prior to visiting.
  • Tickets do NOT include Father Christmas


GROUP VISITS: Self-guided group visits are available during normal opening times and private group visits are available at other times by appointment only. Please contact Gill for all group visit enquiries.


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