Temple Newsam a Christmas Visit

Tickets were provided for us to visit in exchange for this post.

We have been to Temple Newsam in Leeds a few times. Often just for a walk around the grounds, as they are simply beautiful and sometimes to run around and a cake. The winter sun made made Temple Newsam look even more magnificent as we wandered around the grounds before our visit to Father Christmas. 

The children started to feel the cold so we headed inside to take part in the festive fun indoors. We were greeted by the singing of carols from a marvelous choir, which made us feel very festive indeed. Throughout the house were plenty of craft activities for the kids to take part in, and this gave us a great excuse to sit down for a rest and to warm up.

Our next adventure would see us on a festive quest around the house. Looking for Christmas objects hidden around the house. Our Elves we had made came with us to help us find our items. This was lots of fun and got the children to explore the house more than they perhaps would have done.

It was our turn to see Father Christmas but first we had to visit the North Pole and the elves workshop. The girls were told to watch the lights which showed where the naughty children were and to check to see if their light lit up, they watched with fascination. 

It was time to meet Father Christmas himself. The room had been set up incredibly traditional and festive and it gave it a real homely feel to it. I managed to capture the light just right as I took this photo, my daughter says it looks like Christmas magic.

Temple Newsam was glorious in all its festive decor. We braved the cold outside and explored the grounds before warming up in the house. There was plenty to keep all the children entertained in the house and we really made the most of our day out together.

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