Blog - Christmas

How did Christmas trees start?

Posted in: Blog Christmas History

It’s one of our favourite times of year! When everyone brings trees into their homes and decorates them. So we thought we’d celebrate the Christmas tree with a whistle stop tour through its history!...

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The most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner!

Posted in: Blog Christmas Events

Join us along the illuminated trail at Westonbirt Arboretum this season...

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Gift a membership this season...

Incentivise your friend or loved-one to keep active all year round and experience the arboretum’s magnificent seasonal changes!...

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Behind the scenes at Enchanted Christmas

Posted in: Blog Christmas Events

Last night we tested the lights on the Enchanted Christmas illuminated trail. It's looking good and we can't wait to open the gates on 27 November!...

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Christmas fundraising - a big thank you!

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Thank you to everyone who bought a raffle ticket, bid on a silent auction lot or who took part in the activities in the Great Oak Hall during Enchanted Christmas.

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NEW! Giant undercover festive area… must be Enchanted Christmas!

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This year we have a (brand new!) giant marquee which will be an undercover area for food, drink, seating and browsing Christmas gifts.

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What are your winter traditions?

As part of Westonbirt’s programme of family activities this winter, Westonbirt’s education team have created a trail that explores winter traditions from around the world.

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Why do we have a tree indoors at Christmas time?

As part of Westonbirt’s programme of family activities this winter, Westonbirt’s education team have created a trail that explores winter traditions from around the world.

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Why would you give frankincense or myrrh as a present?

As part of Westonbirt’s programme of family activities this winter, Westonbirt’s education team have created a trail that explores winter traditions from around the world.

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How do you roast chestnuts over an open fire?

As part of Westonbirt’s programme of family activities this winter, Westonbirt’s education team have created a trail that explores winter traditions from around the world.

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How is ivy helpful to wildlife?

As part of Westonbirt’s programme of family activities this winter, Westonbirt’s education team have created a trail that explores winter traditions from around the world.

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Why do we eat chocolate cake shaped like a log?

As part of Westonbirt’s programme of family activities this winter, Westonbirt’s education team have created a trail that explores winter traditions from around the world.

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“Halfway out of the dark”

As part of Westonbirt’s programme of family activities this winter, Westonbirt’s education team have created a trail that explores winter traditions from around the world.

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What's Christmassy about Holly?

As part of Westonbirt’s programme of family activities this winter, Westonbirt’s education team have created a trail that explores winter traditions from around the world.

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