Victorian Christmas at Rockingham Castle
19th – 23rd November 2018
It’s Christmas Eve 1849 and excitement ripples through the Castle. The trees are decorated, the silver is shining in the Great Hall, the kitchen is smelling delicious and the gifts are nestled beneath candlelit boughs. The Watson family are celebrating and their servants are stealing a moment to take you around the Castle in all its festive glory. Will you meet the butler at the door or a footman lighting candles for dinner? Will the housekeeper be sewing last minute gifts in the Panel Room or perhaps the governess will be tidying away toys in the Long Gallery? The pianist could be warming up to entertain the family for the evening and just maybe you’ll find a group of carol singers in the fairy light bedecked courtyard. Come and experience the magic of Christmas in this unique setting sure to get all the family in the mood for festive fun.
Delicious homemade, locally sourced, dishes for lunch and dinner will be available in the Walker’s House Restaurant. Meals range from a full Christmas dinner to a Festive Cream Tea. Within the heated refreshment marquee, tea and coffee, cake, mince pies or mulled wine can be purchased.
The Castle Gift Shop is filled with a selection of Christmas gifts for friends and family as well as beautiful, unique decorations to recreate the feel of a Victorian Christmas in your own home.
There are also plenty of Childrens Activities for the younger members of the family to take part in. A trail will run in the Castle Courtyard, you can write your letter to santa (and get a reply!) collect your reindeer food ready for Christmas eve and even colour in your own Christmas decoration.
The gates open daily ready for the first tour of the Castle at 11am. Tours run every 15 minutes throughout the day with the last tour at 7.30pm.
For additional information please telephone 01536 770240.
Castle Tours & Grounds
Adults £12.00, Children (4-16) £7.50, 3 & under free
Adults £4.00, Children (4-16) £7.50, 3 & under free
Tickets can be purchased on arrival at the Ticket Office
The Uppingham Choral Society
The Uppingham Choral Society will be performing traditional Christmas Carols on Monday and Wednesday Evening in the Courtyard.
The Valley Voice Choir
The Valley Voice Choir will be performing traditional christmas Carols on Tuesday and Thursday Evening in the courtyard. Why not get a cup of mulled wine and enjoy the festivities.
Buy tickets here for our Victorian Christmas.