Festive Christmas events at Badminton Estate
Badminton Estate may be synonymous with the world-famous Badminton Horse Trials, however, there is a whole host of Badminton Estate festive events that take place at this wonderful time of year too. There is a great array of activities for all to enjoy. From seasonal workshops and crafting events to cocktail making and fabulous whisky tastings. Read on to see what’s happening on the Badminton Estate this festive season.
When | 17 November and 18 November 2023
Hosted by The Bar Bros, this is the perfect way to get your festive season under way in style. Whether you are an absolute beginner (and we all have to start somewhere) a seasoned mixologist or sit somewhere between the two, this is a fun and interactive evening. Enjoy a drink when you arrive before learning how to mix, muddle and stir like a professional. A grazing table to enjoy with your cocktails, games and the opportunity to win some prizes rounds out the evening.
When | 2 December 2023
This is wreath-making with a difference. Brought to you by Chunky Needle, this is a fun, finger-knitting wreath-making workshop. Just what you need to get you into the festive spirit. No experience is necessary, and you create your own 14” festive wreath, just in time for Christmas.
Christmas Wreath Making
When | 2 and 3 December 2023
There is something quite wonderful about hanging a homemade Christmas wreath on the door to welcome your visitors. The scent of pine and cinnamon mingling with mulled wine and mince pies, yum! This class is for traditional wreath making and includes everything you need to create your own Christmas wreath. Classes are run by the Flower Hut in Tetbury.
An evening of whisky and chocolate tasting
When | 8 December 2023
Enjoy a wonderful evening of whisky and chocolate tasting. It’s an excellent way of introducing those who believe they do not like whisky to this amber-hued nectar. Hosted by distiller David Wood, six classic single malt whiskies are paired with handmade chocolate. Learn about the history of scotch and get answers to all your whisky questions.
Christmas Mince Pie Class
When | 9 December 2023
Get into the festive spirit with a decorative mince pie master class, hosted by global Instagram star Julie Jones. This hands-on workshop shows you how she creates her own unique designs before practising your own. It’s a sociable and relaxed morning and includes a glass of bubbly or two along with lunch.
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