Dunham Massey.

Groups looking for festive trips will be able to book to visit the winter wonderland at the 3000-acre estate this Christmas.

The experience, at the National Trust property near Altrincham, will open from 1st until 24th December, offering visitors the chance to wander beneath tree canopies illuminated in seasonal shards of lights.

Christmas at Dunham Massey

According to its creators, the trail is inspired by the landscape, greeting guests with sights and sounds of Christmas. Father Christmas sees visitors on their way through twinkling tunnels and colours reflected in the water.

During their visit, groups can discover the so-called Singing Trees and Pealight Heaven, a canopy of over 100,000 fairy lights, as well as watch brightly coloured water jets dance in time to Christmas classics.

Visitors can complete the experience with spiced cider, mulled wine or hot chocolate and roasting chestnuts. They can also toast their own marshmallows at one of the fire pits, ride the vintage carousel in the courtyard, while enjoying a traditional fayre.

About Dunham Massey

Set within a 3000-acre estate, Dunham Massey is situated between Manchester and Cheshire.

The Georgian house at the centre of the park was once the home of the Earls of Stamford and Warrington and contains over 400 years’ worth of family history, including notable collections and archives.

The park’s habitat supports a herd of fallow deer, as well as important bird and insect life that can be spotted amongst the avenues of trees.

Dunham Massey also features a winter garden and a rose garden, while locally sourced food and drink can enjoyed in the café or restaurant, while a range of gifts and plants can be purchased from the shop.

Booking information

Dunham Massey offers reduced rates to groups of 15 and more people, along with free coach parking space for pre-booked groups.

To book your group visit, you can email dunhamgroupbookings@nationaltrust.org.uk or call 01619-411025.