Christmas on the Swinton Estate

Festive activities

Discover what’s happening on the Swinton Estate during the Christmas season. 

From £100
Learn how to create edible gifts to give to friends and family to really show you care. A hands-on cookery course taught by the Swinton Cookery School chef tutor. 
Get ahead this Christmas by preparing a full and sumptuous three-course Christmas lunch for four people, ready to be finished on Christmas Day. You will learn the techniques, then prepare white crab croquettes, confit duck and foie gras ballotine, with a spied plum puree and brioche; beef wellington (with all the trimmings) and a festively boozy Black Forest Gateau inspired dessert. 
A gorgeous evening in the Cookery School, watching as our chef tutor, Luke, prepares a fabulous festive five-course supper for you and your guests, talking you through each stage, supplying answers to your questions and offering up plenty of entertaining anecdotes! Whether you are two people or 12, it’s the perfect way to celebrate prior to Christmas. 
Create your own willow Christmas decorations. Sculptor Jess Wilkinson will guide you through the process of designing and making a small collection of unique willow stars, reindeer and other motifs. You’ll learn about the tools and materials needed for weaving a willow decoration, along with the techniques needed to weave a festive star and a mini reindeer in willow. After the workshop, you’ll have made your own collection of gorgeous willow Christmas decorations to take home. 
Create your own willow stag’s head. Sculptor Jess Wilkinson will guide you through this intensive day of willow weaving to create a beautiful festive stag’s head for your home or garden. You’ll learn techniques and tips to help you work with willow, including how to source the right kind of willow for sculpture, what tools you will need and how to approach the work bit by bit and weave a solid structure. 
Indulge in a selection of hand-crafted cakes and festive treats for a traditional afternoon tea served in one of Swinton Park’s beautifully decorated rooms. After your festive afternoon tea, take a stroll into the parkland and gardens with complimentary access. 
Treat your family and friends to the best possible Christmas experience at Swinton Estate. Enjoy a festive three-night stay at Swinton Park and discover the best we have to offer, with a traditional Christmas feast, opulent afternoon tea, Boxing Day walks and a black tie Boxing Day House Party with sumptuous food and casino tables to try win Swinton pounds. You can also try your luck with archery, macaroon making at the Cookery School and a delightful falconry experience. 
Bring your loved ones together for the traditional Boxing Day walk. After indulging this festive season, there’s nothing better than a long winter walk to bring the family together. Whether it’s around the Druid’s Temple at Swinton Bivouac or through the parkland, there are hot and cold refreshments being served at Bivouac Café throughout the day or in The Terrace Restaurant and Bar. 
Gather the family for a Christmas trail around the woodland at Swinton Bivouac. Follow the trail and enjoy the many wonderous landmarks and hidden secrets of the Druid’s Temple woodland walk. 
Escape the Yorkshire elements to the warm and cosy setting of The Terrace Restaurant. Tuck into a delectable three-course Christmas dinner available throughout December*. 
Create your own beautiful wreath with greenery and berries from our Estate for you to take home – the perfect welcoming addition when decorating your home for Christmas. Indulge in a two-course lunch, plus festive music while you work! All materials and refreshments are included, just bring along your festive spirit! 

Gift vouchers

Can’t decide? Treat those you love to a Swinton Estate gift voucher.

We have a wide variety of vouchers available, from overnight stays, Afternoon Teas, Country Club and Spa Days, monetary vouchers, and a whole host of amazing experiences – to make the perfect gift for any occasion. 

Call our friendly reservations team on 01765 680900 or email