Christmas at Ripley Castle

Come and enjoy the build up to Christmas with us here on the Ripley Castle Estate. Enjoy our Cookery Demonstration, Christmas Parties and Afternoon Tea in the Castle. Or bring the little ones (if they have been good) to meet the man himself in his magical grotto. The Tea Room, Courtyard Shops and The Boar’s Head will all also be open on the run up to the big day, so whether you join us for a special occasion, to treat yourself, to party or simply to wander around the grounds in the peace and quiet followed by a cup of tea and a cake. Ripley has something for everyone this Christmas.

Christmas Afternoon in the Castle
Sunday 17th December 2017
A wonderful excuse to enjoy the ambient private Castle Rooms. Log fires will be burning and cake will be plentiful. A perfect pre – Christmas treat, the price per person is £25.00 – add a glass of mulled wine and prosecco for a touch of decadence.
Cookery Demonstration
‘A Couture Christmas’
Tuesday 12th December 2017

Whether you are an experienced home cook or a total novice you will find our cookery demonstration both informative and lots of fun. What’s more you get to enjoy a lovely two course lunch and a glass of wine in the Castle’s Morning Room.

Christmas Party Nights

Friday 8th & Friday 15th December 2017
Our Christmas party nights always start with welcome bubbles. They include a three course meal and dancing into the evening. £32.50 per person – book early to avoid disappointment. For parties of 20 and above we can offer a Private Dining Experience in the Castle.


Santa's Grotto

Every weekend from 2nd December – 24th December
Santa will be back in his cosy grotto in the Old Stables of the Castle’s East Wing. Families can enjoy a magical visit to see Santa. Remember to wrap up warm to explore the stunning Gardens and Deer Park as free entry is included – don’t forget to look out for Rudolph! Santa’s Grotto is open to boys and girls from very little ones up to the age of 10 years. Tickets: £12.50 per child.

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