Killerton, near Exeter, has been transformed for Christmas with Wind in the Willows and Father Christmas arriving this week to begin the festive celebrations.
The recently uncovered house will be open from Saturday 25 November and will transport visitors into Kenneth Grahame’s mystical world of Toad, Ratty, Badger and Mole as the story of Wind in the Willows is told.
The four friend’s adventure will take place throughout the house, with the rooms in the Georgian mansion transformed into scenes from this much-loved tale of camaraderie and adventure. The magic will continue outside with a Wind in the Willows themed activity trail set under twinkling festive lights.
Taking place in the parkland and Chapel grounds, the trail will feature lots of fun activities, perfect for both the young and young at heart. This will also be the perfect chance to see the house in all its finery as the scaffolding has recently been removed following restoration work on this much-loved National Trust property.
As well as this, Father Christmas will be coming back to Killerton in his traditional green suit. Tucked away in the stables, he will be in his magical grotto every weekend in December and from 18-23 December. Not only that, the award winning Killerton restaurant will be offering Christmas lunches and the shop will have an array of toys, gifts and treats, perfect for Christmas shopping.
Booking for Wind in the Willows and Father Christmas is essential.
To book your timed tickets for Wind in the Willows or visit to Father Christmas, please visit the website, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/killerton
Visits to Father Christmas cost £4 per child and includes a gift.