Wreath & Table Centre Making Workshop with Joanna from Twisted Willow at Middleton Lodge

Show your festive spirit with a touch of class this Christmas as our high fashion florist Joanna from Twisted Willow teaches you how to make your own hand-crafted wreath or table centre. There are welcome coffees and mince pies on arrival to get your creative juices flowing and all the materials from the estate that you need to make your house shine this Christmas.

When: Tuesday 29 & Wednesday 30 November, 10am – 2.30pm
How much: £60 per person, including a wreath to take home, mince pies, coffee and a light lunch with prosecco or mulled wine. 

Call 01325 377977 or email info@middletonlodge.co.uk to book your place

Gin Masterclass with Durham Gin in The Library Tearoom, Auckland Castle

Master the art of making delicious gin-based cocktails and wow your friends this Christmas. Jon Chadwick of Durham Gin takes you through the art of making four festive cocktails in what promises to be a fun-filled and interactive evening.

When: Friday 9 December, 7pm
How much: £55 per person, including hot and cold buffet-style food served at the table. Over 18s only. 

 Call 01388 743 797 or email bookings@aucklandcastle.org to book your place

Fresh Festive Wreath Making at Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Popular Christmas wreath making workshop with Victoria and The Willow Barn as she helps you create beautiful fresh decorations for your festive home.

When: Friday 25 & Saturday 26 November
How much: £30, including materials and refreshments

Visit prestonparkmuseum.co.uk to book your place

Adult’s Chocolate Workshop at Wynyard Hall’s Gardens

A wonderful opportunity for all chocolate lovers to work with a local chocolatier. Make delicious hand-rolled chocolates and dark chocolate truffles, which make fabulous stocking fillers.

When: Saturday 10 December, 12.30-1.30pm
How much: £35 per person, including a light lunch

Visit wynyardhall.co.uk to book your place

Simply Christmas at Widehaugh House

Get a head start on Christmas with a hands-on workshop to create individual bespoke Christmas puddings at Widehaugh House near Corbridge. Learn the secrets of the booziest mincemeat and assess the merits of a range of Christmas cocktails.

When: Friday 2 December
How much: £95, including morning coffee and cakes and a two-course lunch

Visit widehaughhouse.co.uk to book your place