This December, a landscape-wide advent calendar is coming to Prior Park Landscape Garden in Bath.

Exploring the garden, visitors will come across a whole host of decorative little wooden doors, which open to reveal some festive finds and challenges for the family. Trail sheets, to help visitors find all the doors, can be collected from visitor reception.

The trail, which will take around one to two hours to complete, is ideally suited for all ages, while the facts, activities and questions that you’ll discover are ideally suited for older children.

Prior Park Landscape Garden, looked after by the National Trust, is currently undergoing a large restoration project to restore the Georgian dams. The work is in the early stages, and while the garden is a hive of activity for the project during the week, at the weekends when the gates open to the public over the winter, the diggers will fall quiet and allow for peaceful winter wanders.

The Tea Shed, now relocated to the Cabinet at the top of the garden, is on hand every weekend with a selection of hot drinks to warm up chilly fingers, plus lunchtime paninis, cakes, scones, snacks and cold drinks.

While winter opening is limited to weekends only over November to January, 10am – 4pm (last entry 3pm), Boxing Day and New Year’s Day provide another opportunity to explore the winter garden and to stretch the legs after the indulgences of Christmas Day. Pop by the Tea Shed, which is open from 10.15am to 3pm, for just one more mince pie, if you haven’t had your fill for the season.

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