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Christmas at Beamish : 15th November, 2014 - 4th January, 2015

Be enchanted by Christmas at Beamish. Discover the amazing sights, sounds and delicious tastes of truly traditional festive celebrations.


Christmas Weekends

Every weekend from 15th November - 21st December 2014, plus 22nd, 23rd & 24th December.

Step back into Christmas past and join the celebrations as you explore†1820s Pockerley Old Hall, the 1900s Town and Pit Village and 1940s Farm.

Visit Father Christmas in his magical Grotto** and meet his wonderful reindeer.†Glide on our real ice rink **, savour mouth-watering festive food, enjoy a steam train ride and browse the traditional stalls to find those perfect gifts.

** Small extra charge applies.

Father Christmas' Grotto £4 per child (1-16 years), includes gift.

Christmas Weekdays

HALF PRICE ADMISSION - every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday*

Enjoy half price midweek admission, as you discover the festive delights of an Edwardian Christmas.

Explore the delightfully decorated†1900s Town and Pit Village; visit Father Christmas in his magical Grotto** and meet his reindeer; indulge in delicious festive food and take a fun-filled ride on the Steam Gallopers**.

Open weekends - The Town, Pit Village & Tramway.

* Half price midweek admission is valid on day tickets only for adults, seniors/students and children. Excludes 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 30th & 31st December & 2nd January.
(Closed Mondays, Fridays, Christmas Day & New Year's Day, unless otherwise stated. Open 2nd January 2015.)

** Small extra charge applies.†

Twelfth Night Celebrations

26th December 2014 to 4th January 2015

Come and join the Twelfth Night festivities, with traditional treats, dance and, of course, first-footing - a perfect post-Christmas outing.

(Closed 29th December & New Year's Day.)†

Ice Skating at Beamish

Weekends from 15th November 2014 to 1st March 2015

Don't miss the chance to get your skates on and enjoy a spin on our very own, real ice rink every weekend.

Whether you're a novice skater or fancy yourself as an Edwardian expert, we would love to see your skills on our outdoor ice rink in the 1900s Pit Village.

Admission including skate hire is £4 for children and £5 for adults, for at least a 20 minute session. For every full paying adult, one child skates free of charge.†

The ice rink is open weekends, plus 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 30th & 31st December & 2nd January.