Christmas School Sessions at the 1620s House & Garden

Thursday 1st December - Friday 9th December, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm.

Christmas School Sessions at the 1620s House & Garden

Christmas School Sessions at 1620s House & Garden: 1st to 9th December 2016 (10.00 am to 2.30 pm)

Christmas was one of the greatest feasts of the year, a time of excess and enjoyment.

People would play cards and games and mummers would perform plays. These plays, performed mostly in rhyme, were taken round the houses and performed for money and food.

For our Christmas school session this year we will asking the school children to perform their own mummers play.

If you would like further information or to book a session please contact the Heritage Learning Officer –

Related Events

  • SOLD OUT- Wreath Making Workshop SOLD OUT- Wreath Making Workshop

    Thursday 7th December, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    A fun and relaxed workshop to make and customise your own Christmas wreath in the traditional surroundings of the medieval barn at The 1620s House & Garden.

    • Craft / Workshop
    • Seasonal
  • Christmas at the Manor Christmas at the Manor

    Sunday 10th December, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Discover how Christmas was celebrated in times gone by! The 1620s House & Garden will be beautifully dressed in Jacobean style decor. See how preparations were made to celebrate the full twelve days of Christmas by the Digby Family.

    Join in with festive carols and a mummers play, talk to costumed volunteers about food and feasting, Christmas customs, keeping warm in winter in the days before central heating and all the jobs that had to be done to ensure the holy season ran smoothly.

    What’s more, there’ll be festive crafts in the barn and a children’s trail to enjoy!

    Normal Admission plus £2. No need to pre-book, just come along on the day.

    • Children and Families
    • Living History
    • Seasonal
  • Candlelit Christmas Tours Candlelit Christmas Tours

    Tuesday 12th December, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Join us this Christmas for an intimate candlelit tour around our traditionally decorated Manor House.

    • Seasonal
  • Unfortunatly we do not have any upcoming events of your selected category at this time.
  • Leicestershire County Council
  • The National Forest
  • Accredited Museum
  • Visit England
  • Tripadvisor
  • LPL Awards Highly Commended 2017
  • Food Hygiene
  • Autism East Midlands
  • Heritage Awards 2017