Hardwick Hall’s Christmas celebrations

Hardwick Hall
Hardwick Hall

FESTIVE revellers are invited to find out how families pulled together during war times as part of this year’s Christmas celebrations at the National Trust’s Hardwick Hall.

Hardwick Hall, at Doe Lea, Chesterfield, will be hosting a ‘make do and mend’ themed Christmas with plenty of activities for the family and delightful decorations.

The Hall, decked in boughs of holly, will be open to the public throughout the first three weekends in December.

The atmospheric Elizabethan entrance hall will be filled with the sounds of various musical groups including singers, school choirs and a brass band.

Hardwick’s rooms will be adorned with festive 40s decorations and children can take part in a variety of crafts and activities during a visit to the Hall this Christmas.

After soaking up the festivity in the house, visitors should wrap up warm and head to the gardens for a breath of fresh air.

There will be a wartime Christmas trail throughout the gardens with a welcoming hot chocolate as a prize.

Once you’ve taken in the outside winter wonderland, head back into the warmth and enjoy a hearty turkey dinner or other seasonal treats in the restaurant.

There is also a wide selection of quality gifts available in the shop, offering presents which have that little extra something.

Doing a bit of Christmas shopping at Hardwick is also a lot more relaxing. You can even buy your Christmas tree from Hardwick too.