Today we visited Trerice House and Gardens for their Tudor Christmas experience……
It’s been pouring with rain pretty much all day here, but with an abundance of indoor attractions going on every weekend in December leading up to Christmas, we knew Trerice wouldn’t let us down!
We decided to get tickets for Tudor Father Christmas, which cost £3.50 per adult and £2.50 per child, including a gift for each child. Father Christmas appears at set times on Saturdays and Sundays to speak of Tudor traditions and tell a story, before offering each child a gift.
While we waited for our turn we explored the beautifully decorated Great Hall, where a roaring fire was waiting to welcome us.
The table was set with traditional dishes and information about both Tudor and, with the arrival of a special 1950’s room, traditions of that era too.
There was also a basket of old fashioned toys for children (and grown ups!) to explore while we waited.
At our allocated time slot, we were lead up the stairs into a room with twinkling trees and wooden benches, with some scatter cushions on the floor at the front for children to sit on. A lady in period costume greeted is and we excitedly took our seats. I’m not going to give away too much what happened next because some of you might want to experience it for yourselves but I will say that it was more than worth the ticket price 😉 Interactive and funny, with a really magical feel, all four of us thoroughly enjoyed meeting Tudor Father Christmas. Here’s a sneaky picture of the man himself!
After The Bundles had unwrapped their gifts, which are carefully chosen and age appropriate which was a really nice touch, we headed to the North Chamber to experience a 1950’s Christmas in the Elton family’s sitting room, where we chatted to some lovely ladies and took these pictures……
Trerice Tudor Christmas is well worth a visit if you are in Cornwall over the festive season, find out more here