A magical Christmas at Blackwell and Windermere Jetty

A magical Christmas at Lakeland Arts

Festive feasts, gifts, choirs, elf workshops and an incredible indoor forest

Visitors can experience a magical Christmas at Blackwell and Windermere Jetty this winter.

Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories celebrates its first Christmas with  fabulous food and festive family activities.

There are daily festive feasts in the museum’s lakeshore café and bookable Christmas lunches and evening dining events.

Windermere Jetty Head Chef Mark Crowe and his team are cooking up delicious daily alternatives to the traditional seasonal offerings including turkey escalope with cranberry and parsley dressing and vegetarian portobello mushroom stuffed with a chestnut and walnut crumb.

After all that delicious food, children can meet Santa’s elves then decorate and make toy boats in time for the big day. Santa’s boat-building workshops begin on 30 November and run through to Christmas Eve.

The Museum also hosts a three-day Christmas shopping extravaganza Friday 29 November – Sunday 1 December. Cumbrian crafters and makers will be showing off their wares and produce – giving people the chance to buy perfect Christmas gifts.

A brand new exhibition opens at Windermere Jetty: Nature’s Winter. This exciting and immersive installation exploring nature and weather through a sensory experience of light, sound and story, is perfect for families. It is designed to encourage people to slow down and enjoy the details in the world around us.

Details about all of Windermere Jetty’s Christmas events at www.windermerejetty.org/christmas

Walk in a winter wonderland at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House. Once upon a woodland is the creation of artist Hannah Fox and is a striking paper installation in the dining room at Blackwell.

Blackwell will also welcome the harmonies of four talented local choirs. They will awaken the festive side of the Holt family home during four special recitals: 4 December at 2pm, 8 December at midday, 13 December at 2pm, 14 December at midday.

Enjoy the sounds of a traditional festive choir free with house admission.

Christmas lunches begin at Blackwell, the Arts & Crafts House from 3 December. Delicious two and three-course  lunches can be booked in advance: tearoom@lakelandarts.org.uk with your preferred date and time.

There are also daily festive specials in the Blackwell Tea Room. Look out for Parsnip & ginger cream soup, Turkey & cranberry tarts, Seasonal winter stews, mulled wine and minced pies. No need to book – just turn up and find a table.

Learn more about Blackwel’s Christmas events at www.blackwell.org.uk/magical-christmas-experience/

The shops at Blackwell and Windermere Jetty are open each day and both fully stocked with unique gifts for that special someone and beautiful pieces to decorate your homes this Christmas.

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