Free event Family friendly


Come and make festive memories to treasure at Nostell this Christmas. Experience a magical world of fairy tales and folklore in the house and gardens and then stretch your legs with a winter walk in stunning surroundings.

Explore the magical fairy tale house

Join in the festivities this Christmas as the house is decorated to the nines with a magical fairy tale theme with rooms featuring elements from stories such as Rapunzel, Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. The fires will be lit, seasonal music will be playing and the trees will be twinkling with pretty lights.

Make sure to visit the exquisite Doll’s House will also be decorated with all the Christmas trimmings. The mischievous fairies from the garden trail have their eyes on this miniature, cosy house – watch out for a fairy invasion.

Father Christmas will be visiting the house in the run up to Christmas. You may spot him as he walks around the house or, perhaps you’ll see him having a cheeky pre-Christmas snooze by the fire. It’s an informal experience with no bookable appointments – he will be drifting around, giving out plenty of waves and smiles and he is always happy to pose for photographs and chat with families. Click here for dates and times.

Wrap up for a winter walk

The landscape of the gardens and parkland at Nostell are perfect for a winter walk. Wrap up warm and head off to see nature at its starkest, but most beautiful – especially if you’re out on a morning with frost and the low winter sun glints off the lakes and buildings.

If you’re feeling a bit chilly, call into the café for a warming hot chocolate and a slice of cake to refuel.

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Car Parking
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Changing Places Facility
  • Hearing Aid Loop
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

Doncaster Road, Wakefield, WF4 1QE