Seasonal Celebrations

Christmas on the Swinton Estate

Festive activities

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

A fabulous festive experience to enjoy with family and friends. Enjoy a festive three-night stay at Swinton Park, including a traditional Christmas Day lunch, lavish Afternoon Tea, Boxing Day walks and a black tie Boxing Day House Party, complete with sumptuous food and drink and festive entertainment. A relaxed itinerary of activities and experiences also await…
Picture a Tree Lodge nestled in the woods, log burner lit for your arrival crackling with warmth and festive cheer, and an array of sumptuous Swinton treats (think S’mores, mulled wine, hot chocolate and Christmas Welcome Hamper…). Join us at Swinton Park on Christmas Eve for drinks, canapés and carols; enjoy access to the Swinton Country Club.
Celebrate Christmas with the family in the festive 'Spirit of Swinton' with a drop-in Christmas crafts session for the children, whilst the adults enjoy the opulence of the Drawing Room for an aperitif in front of the crackling log fire.
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.
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!
Be amongst the first to enjoy the Swinton Estate Shop, resplendent and ready for the festive season! Browse the wonderful, carefully selected array of Christmas gifts, decorations and sweet treats carefully selected for you to give or enjoy for yourself - with gorgeous live music and complimentary Glögg to enjoy with a mince pie (alcoholic and non-alcoholic Glögg available)!
A fabulous black tie evening in support of Martin House Children's Hospice. A champagne reception is followed by a candle-lit festive recital and readings from the 25-strong Christmas choir of Yorkshire Voices and Yorkshire Decibelles. A sung procession then leads to Samuel’s dining room for a wonderful gourmet dinner. 
Escape the Yorkshire elements to the warm and cosy setting of The Terrace Restaurant. Tuck into a delectable two or three-course Christmas lunch or dinner available throughout December*.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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 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