The halls have been decked and trees trimmed, Christmastime is here. Gather your loved ones and step in from the cold this December for joy-filled days out with the National Trust in Torbay.

A Winter’s Tide at Coleton Fishacre
Weekends from 3-18 December, daily 27-31 December 2022 and 7-8 January 2023, 11am-4pm (last entry 3.30pm)

This Christmas visitors to Coleton Fishacre will be invited to immerse themselves in a world of wonder. From brilliant light displays and soundscapes to scents of the sea, the 1920s house will dazzle and delight with a maritime theme. The dramatic setting of Coleton Fishacre has inspired elegant, handcrafted decorations throughout the house that pay tribute to the theatrical history of the D'Oyly Carte family. Visitors can also take part in a maritime trail – following the clues throughout the rooms to find the materials needed to embark upon a voyage of discovery and adventure.

No booking needed. Free for National Trust members, normal admission applies for non-members.

Christmas with Miss Marple at Greenway
Weekends from 3-18 December and daily 27-31 December 2022, 11am-4pm (House closes at 3pm, last entry 2.30pm)

This year’s festivities at Greenway have been inspired by Agatha Christie’s beloved sleuth, Miss Marple. Visitors to the writer’s former holiday home will be greeted with elegant Christmas trees, knitted decorations and nostalgic reminders of a traditional Christmas. Those up for a festive adventure can step into Miss Marple’s slippers on the indoor mystery trail, get ‘hands on’ with festive crafts and spruce up the Christmas selfie at the Greenway wreath.

No booking required. Free for National Trust members, normal admission applies for non-members. If travelling by car, you will need to book a parking space in advance through the website.                                                                 

Each day out supports the National Trust’s work as a charity looking after special places for future generations to enjoy. Visit the websites to plan your festive day out.