Christmas 2023 in the Peak District There’s plenty going on in the run up to…
Christmas wreath making at Wheeldon Trees
We are delighted to once again welcome expert gardener Carol Harris to Wheeldon Trees Cottages to lead two Christmas wreath-making workshops.
On the back of our successful events last year, Carol joins us on Saturday 2 December, 2023 to lead a morning and afternoon session of crafting.
Be inspired to create a beautiful arrangement for your front door at our festive workshop where Carol will show you how to make a seasonal wreath using natural foliage and blooms foraged from across Derbyshire. As with last year, we are also busy collecting foliage from around Wheeldon Trees so that your wreath is truly local.
The Long Room at Wheeldon Trees will be fully festive with Christmas refreshments served by the Wheeldon team. Our beautiful retreat of 10 cottages, set in 12 acres of Peak District National Park, will be dressed for Christmas and ready to welcome you.
Is there any better way to get into the Christmas spirit?
There are two sessions on Saturday 2 December. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Each workshop will last around three hours. Click here for tickets.
Christmas in the Peaks
A visit to Chatsworth is one of the highlights of Christmas in the Peak District.
From early November to early January, the house and gardens are transformed into a magical winter wonderland for Christmas at Chatsworth.
The house is decorated with a different theme each year, and there are always plenty of festive activities to enjoy. In past years, the themes have included “The Nutcracker”, “The Snow Queen”, and “The Polar Express”.
Some of the popular events and activities at Christmas at Chatsworth include:
- A Christmas market with over 100 stalls selling Christmas gifts and decorations
- An illuminated walk through the garden
- A visit to the house, which is decorated with a different theme each year
The Christmas market runs from 4 to 26 November, and the rest of the events run from 5 November to 8 January. Tickets are required for all events, and they can be booked in advance online.
Christmas at Chatsworth is a popular event, so it is advisable to book your tickets early. Prices start at £34 for adults and £19 for children.
Christmas at Wheeldon Trees
Wheeldon Trees is stunning all year round, but at Christmas it’s magical. The local villages are dressed for Christmas and if you’re hankering after a scene similar to The Holiday, you’re in the right location.
Our cottages are close to a variety of activities, including hiking, biking, fishing, and visiting historic landmarks. In addition, we’re perfectly placed for wandering around charming English villages and taking in cafe society.
We have 10 stunning cottages set in 12 acres of Peak District National Park. Alongside luxury cottages, our rural retreat offers free EV charging and an honesty shop packed to the brim with goodies. In addition, we have a fantastic games room where you can play pool, air hockey or ping pong. We have two new electric bikes for you to borrow to explore the local area. What’s more, we have recently added two new hybrid bikes.
In 2023 five of our cottages were rated 5-Star Gold by VisitEngland. Firstly, the Farmhouse retained its 5-Star Gold rating from 2020. And now Priestley Cottage, Ollerenshaw Cottage, Nadin Cottage and Mycock Cottage join it with top marks. The remaining five cottages – Sheldon, Walker’s Rest, Critchlow, Elliott and Lomas were all rated 4-Star Gold. In addition, TripAdvisor recently named Wheeldon Trees in the top 10% of places to stay in the world. Thanks to our visitors’ amazing reviews, we were delighted to be awarded the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2022. To complete the hat trick, we were also the runner-up in best self-catering accommodation at this year’s Visit Peak District and Derbyshire Tourism Awards.
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