Christmas arrives at Arundells!

Arundells in the Cathedral Close is always an impressive looking house, but from today there’s also an air of Christmas magic about it. 

The property, which was owned by the former Prime Minister, Sir Edward Heath, has reopened today for a limited time only. 

Up until 19th December, visitors will be able to see the house decorated top to toe for Christmas with many decorations hand made by staff and volunteers. There is also a themed tree in each room. 

Special festive craft workshops and events will take place throughout the next few weeks. Many have already sold out, but here are some of the highlights you can still book: 

  • A Christmas Concert- Music and Carols in the Drawing Room at Arundells. Make sure you take your best singing voice for this one! Enjoy a performance of Brahms’s Sonata in D minor for Violin and Piano which will then be followed by a selection of Christmas Carols from Sir Edward Heath’s carol book. On 3rd December.  
  • Festive needle workshops. Join Mousehole Woolery to make unique Christmas decorations and festive Robins. 4th and 5th December. 
  • The Gift of Jewellery Workshop, Inspired by Nature with Fiona Ingram. A wonderful way to create the most personal Christmas present. Make your own silicone moulds from leaves, shells and a whole variety of textures from nature and then recreate them in beautiful fine silver! 9th December. 
  • Christmas Wreath Workshop. Join Lauren from The Fox and Dingo, to learn the process of making a beautiful Christmas wreath to adorn your front door for the festive season. She will guide participants through the process of making a sustainable wreath, with evergreen foliage, holly, dried grasses and interesting floral ingredients, as well as dried fruits to form a good mix of colour and texture. 10th to 11th December. Fox and Dingo will also lead a Festive Centrepieces and Decorative Details Workshop on 16th December. 

As well as all that, there will be painting, linocut and clay workshops – something for everyone this Christmas! Head to Arundells.co.uk for all the latest details and tickets. 

Christmas at Arundells runs from today (25th November 2021) to 19th December. The standard entrance fee of £8 per adult will apply, there is no charge for children under 12. Booking is not required if you want to visit the house, but it is for the craft workshops and special events. 

For more Christmas event ideas, head to the Experience Salisbury What’s On pages. 

Experience Salisbury this Christmas. 

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