RAGLEY Hall is to host a number of festive masterclasses and candlelit evening walks around the staterooms in the run up to Christmas.
Visitors can learn how to make floral swags with head gardener Mark Morell this Wednesday (November 2) or join head chef Rachel Tudor for a stuffing and chutney class. Festive wreath making is available on Friday (November 25) and creating Christmas table decorations on Monday (December 5).
The classes start at 10am and finish at 12noon followed by lunch. The cost is £35 per person with an optional lunch of a Ragley Pie served with a glass of cider.
The candlelit walks take place on December 3, 4, 10 & 11 when visitors will be greeted with mulled wine and mince pies, before a guided tour of the impressive staterooms including the Great Hall, Red Saloon, State Dining Room, Prince Regent’s Bedroom, Mauve Room, Music Room, Breakfast Room, Green Drawing Room as well as the South Staircase Hall and its spectacular mural, ‘The Temptation’.
The cost of the candlelit walks is £12 per person. There are three walks each evening with arrival times being 4pm for 4.30pm, 5pm for 5.30pm or 6pm for 6.30pm.
Each lasts approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
A 3-course Christmas dinner is also available following the 6.30pm event on December 3 and 10.
The cost is £48 per person with dinner served in the Terrace Café or £85 per person with dinner served in the Red Saloon. Pre-booking is essential.
Hilary Philpott, house manager at the stately home near Alcester said: Christmas is a magical time and what better way to get into the festive spirit than by joining in with our festive master classes and candlelit walks. It’s also a wonderful opportunity for visitors to see how stunning Ragley Hall looks decorated for Christmas.”
Tickets must be pre-booked in advanced by calling Ragley Hall on 01789 762090 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Gift vouchers are available and make an ideal Christmas present.
For more information about Ragley Hall & Gardens visit www.ragley.co.uk