We were honoured to be invited to the launch of the Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience. This is the girl’s first Christmas in the UK. As I mentioned in a previous post, my aim is to make sure that this is the most magical Christmas ever. And so far, Yorkshire has not disappointed!
I’ve updated this review for 2019 as we were invited to go again, and it was even more amazing as they have added an ice-skating rink. Most of the images in this post are from 2018 but a lot of what’s there in 2019 is the same, such as the 12 days of Christmas walk, the North Pole experience with Santa, and the Elf Village layout.
Lotherton Hall is a beautiful Edwardian country home set in the Yorkshire countryside. I also just happens to be 10 minutes down the road from where we live. I have shared many pictures of our visits there over the past 18 months. We love it there. We were super excited to be going to their Christmas Experience event.
I’m not going to go on too much about all the different things to do, I’m going to show you in pictures.
Lotherton Hall House
The house itself is stunning inside and out. Here is a video of the light show from the front of the house.
The Lotherton Hall Christmas Trees!
The Christmas trees inside the house at Lotherton Hall are just perfect! Every single one is decorated so well it instantly gets you into the festive spirit and makes you want to go home and redecorate your own tree to within an inch of its life.
Santa’s North Pole
The crafts in Santa’s North Pole at the Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience are slightly different for 2019. The good news is that they are less messy!
The 12 Days Woodland Walk
The 12 Days of Christmas Woodland walk is themed around the song, “The 12 Days Of Christmas”. From the leaping Lords to the milking maids, and the 5 golden rings, every single one was perfect. The lighting takes your breath away. I would definitely recommend starting with this because if you leave it until the end of the evening you might not finish.
Top Tip: pack your wellies, it can get a bit muddy.
The Elf Village
The Elf Village has a number of different stalls selling a variety of different products all perfect ideas for Christmas gifts. They also have a few craft stalls where kids can make their own plates, listen to a Christmas story, and other various Christmas themed activities.
Ice-Skating At Lotherton Hall, new for 2019.
As I mentioned above, they have added an ice-skating rink to the Christmas Experience at Lotherton hall for 2019. It’s a 596m2 ice-rink and can hold up to 198 skaters per session. They have penguins for the kids to hold on to, and the girls had the best time! They have since declared that they are definitely good at ice-skating. lol
The Christmas Experience at Lotherton Hall has something for everyone. I’d recommend taking warm clothes, and wellie boots because it’s also quite muddy in places. It also takes at least 3 hours, minimum, to see all the attractions and participate in all the activities so give yourself plenty of time, or make a day of it.
There are a number of different pricing options, depending what exactly you want to do so please do check out The Christmas Experience Tickets page for the various pricing & ticket options.
More pictures from the 2019, the Christmas Experience at Lotherton Hall, Yorkshire.
If you are looking for a great family day out and Christmas experience in Yorkshire, this one is perfect for the whole family.
Disclaimer: My family were gifted entry to the launch evening. All pictures, thoughts and opinions are my own.