There’s a fun-packed month in store at Audley End House, with a chance to meet Father Christmas himself every weekend until the big day, from 1 December. It’s free for English Heritage members. Also, there’s a carol concert on 4 December at 6.30pm and 8.30pm with carols sung by Christ’s College Choir in the Great Hall, with the option to book a two- or three-course Christmas dinner if you go to the earlier performance (sittings from 4.45pm).
Enchanted Audley End transforms the grounds into an illuminated new world in which you can step through tunnels and paths of fairy lights, cross an enchanted bridge and more on 6-9, 13-16, 20-23 and 27-30 December from 4.30 to 9pm. Finally, there’s wreath-making on 13 and 14 December. It’s £60 for non-members.