Enjoy magical family moments this Christmas - See what’s on at Hampshire’s Country Parks

The festive season is just around the corner and we are spreading Christmas cheer with a variety of fun events and activities for all the family to enjoy at our country parks

Nov 10 2016

Make Christmas crafts, have an animal encounter, follow the tinsel trail, then enjoy a festive donkey cart ride to meet Santa in his grotto at Staunton Country Park. Tickets are available throughout December by calling 023 9245 3405.

Get into the Christmas spirit this December at Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Enjoy a festive nature trail, tractor ride and children’s craft session followed by a special visit to Father Christmas. Plus, Christmas shopping and tree sales. Booking is essential on 023 9259 5040.

Celebrate Christmas with Stick Man at Royal Victoria Country Park on 10/11 and 17/18 December. Visit Stick Man’s home and then listen to the story, finished off with a special visit from Santa. He may even have an early Christmas present for you! Tickets available online

Join the Rangers at Lepe Country Park on 8 December, 1pm – 3.30pm for a Woven Hedgerow Wreath workshop. Take a short walk around the park to collect foliage, then return to the classroom to create a beautiful wreath. The rangers will guide you through making a woven willow ring, which you decorate with the collected materials. Mince pie and hot drinks included. Price: £15 per person.

Visit the elves’ workshop at Manor Farm and Country Park, write a letter to Santa; make a Christmas craft to take home; get creative in the farmhouse kitchen making festive favourites; see the traditional nativity scene and meet the donkeys in the barn. Plus, see if you can spot our mischievous elf running riot with Christmas capers! Normal admission prices apply.

Do your Christmas shopping early at Titchfield Haven’s Christmas Craft Fair on 26/27 November.  Showcasing local arts and crafts, this popular fair is a great place to buy gifts for your loved ones without all the hustle and bustle of the high street!

Need some Christmas gift inspiration?

Discover a range of unusual and thoughtful gifts in our Hantsweb Shop. From annual memberships and season tickets, to gift vouchers and our exclusive Countryside Calendar 2017 with unique photos of our parks, there’s a lot to inspire you this festive season.