Christmas 2019

Join us this festive season for a collection of Christmas fun to enjoy, including our brand new Christmas storytelling event, wreath workshops, and decoration creation!

Father Christmas Saves The Day! - sold out

7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st & 22nd December
9.30am - 11.30am, 12.30pm - 2.30pm, or 3.30pm - 5.30pm.
Please note, this is a Panto-style strorytelling event, we will not be operating a grotto this year.

New for 2019, ‘Father Christmas Saves The Day’ is an interactive, panto-style storytelling performance that’s sure to get all the family joining in and having fun. A naughty little elf at Christmas HQ has been causing trouble with his spirited antics, messing about in the toy workshop and playing with the festive gizmos and gadgets. Mother Christmas and Father Christmas will need the help of some willing volunteers to get their festive plans back on track, and fast.

A team of elves at the visitor entrance will direct families along the beautifully lit Lime Walk, which leads to the festively decorated Garden Restaurant where the performance will take place. There will be plenty of opportunity for audience participation and some jokes along the way for the adults too! Each child will receive a Christmas sweet from Father Christmas at the end, before heading off to enjoy a range of other activities including festive crafting and colouring in the Craft Barn and seasonal face painting in the Toy Museum. The adventure playground will be open, as will the gift shop, and The Porcupine Pantry, which will be serving yuletide goodies, hot drinks and a few toddies.

Tickets for the Christmas storytelling show go on sale on Wednesday 2nd October, with six dates available and three performances on each day. The performance duration is 25 minutes, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the additional activities. Pre-booking is required due to limited seating for each show, with entry costing £9 per child (up to 15 years old). Accompanying adult tickets are £5 per person, with young babies (aged one and below) welcomed free of charge when part of a group with a paying child. Visitors are encouraged to wear Christmas jumpers or festive fancy dress to help them get into the Christmas spirit!

christmas Shopping

Brimming with festive fare, gorgeous gifts and hygge homeware, the Christmas Gift Shop has something to offer every shopper looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the high street and settle in to a calmer more relaxed shopping experience. 

Late Night Wednesdays

The Christmas Gift Shop and Porcupine Pantry will be open until 7pm every Wednesday until 11th December. All customers who spend over £10 after 4.30pm on our Late Night Wednesdays will benefit from 10% off and a free hot drink from the Porcupine Pantry, upon presentation of your receipt!*

*10% off not applicable on alcoholic drinks. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. One free hot drink per receipt.

Forever Christmas Decoration Creation & Christmas Cracker Workshops

2nd December: Ceramic Christmas Tree Decorations
3rd December: Christmas Crackers

Both workshops include a selection of festive foodie treats. Bookings to open on Wednesday 2nd October.

Join us this December and enjoy a Workshop led by Rachel at The Crafty Hen who was worked with the likes of Cath Kidston, Laura Ashley and Joules, as she helps you create some wonderful handmade festive goodies to add an extra sparkle to your Christmas this year.

At our Christmas Tree Decoration Workshop, you'll paint and decorate a collection of beautiful ceramic shapes. With guidance on painting techniques and materials from Rachel, you'll leave with a collection of unique decorations for your home, or to give as gifts.

Our Christmas Cracker Workshop is fantastic for anyone looking to make their Christmas dinner truly personal. Fill your crackers with special family jokes, funny dares or even your favourite memories from the years, stashed away safely with a traditional paper hat. Your crackers can be decorated in any way you wish with a collection of materials provided. 

Tickets for the 2nd December: Ceramic Decoration Workshop

Tickets for the 3rd December: Christmas Cracker Workshop


Roasts & Rambles

Selected Sundays from November - February, arrive from 12.30pm for a 1pm start. Three course carvery lunch £22.50 per adult & £11.25 per child aged 5 - 12, drinks additional cost.

Enjoy a delicious Sunday Carvery in our Garden Restaurant and have the opportunity to see and learn about the House and Gardens of Penshurst Place when we are closed to the public, in a special selection of talks and dining experiences.

This year, Roasts and Rambles will be open to book on the following dates. Select the date you wish to book and you will be taken to the deposit and reservations page

1st December – Filming at Penshurst Place

15th December – A Christmas Celebration (please be aware this particular date you will be seated in a first floor banqueting room up a flight of stairs)

19th January - Hawking Demonstration by Wild at Hart

2nd February – Getting Your Gardens Ready for Spring

16th February – Penshurst Love Stories


Christmas Wreath Workshop

All dates now sold out. 

Design & create your own Christmas wreath ready to hang upon your door with the help of our expert Sandra Belton from Unique Floral Designs. Using foliage collected from the Penshurst Place estate as well as a few additional festive decorations, you will be able to create a truly unique wreath to be the envy of all your neighbours!