Christmas at Beamish

Every day, 10am to 4pm from 18th November to 24th December.


Discover the amazing seasonal sights, sounds, smells and delicious tastes of Christmas past. Experience the magic of a traditional Christmas as you join in the celebrations and join the celebrations at 1820s Pockerley Old Hall, 1900s Town, 1900s Pit Village and 1940s Farm. Visit Father Christmas and his magnificent reindeer and enjoy our Winter Fun Fair.

Meet Father Christmas in his cosy Grotto (he knows who’s on the naughty list!) and say hello to his friendly reindeer at Pockerley Waggonway.
£5 per child includes a small, traditional gift, craft activity, hot chocolate and reindeer food.

Tickets available from the Admissions Desk on the day from 10am, on a first come, first served basis.

Find some charming and quirky gifts at our outdoor bazaar in The Town park, take home some traditional trinkets, pretty presents and local festive food.

Ice Rink
Take to the ice on our real ice rink and perfect your skating skills!
Adult £5, child £4 for a 20 minute session. Tickets available from the Winter Fun Fair on the day.
Skates available from child size 8.

Special offer – for every paying adult skater, one child skates free of charge.
Find out more here

Take a ride on the gallopers and shuggy boats or try your hand at the sideshows and enjoy a warming hot chocolate. Galloper rides £1.50, shuggy boats and sideshows 50p.

27th December  to 6th January (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day)
Join us for Twelfth Night celebrations – enjoy music, dancing, food and first footing, the perfect outing to blow away the post-Christmas cobwebs.

Ceilidh Dancing
Join in with traditional Ceilidh dancing at Pockerley Old Hall.

Beamish Bazaar
Find some charming and quirky gifts and local festive food at our outdoor bazaar in The Town park.

Pantomime in the Masonic Hall
11.00am – 1.00pm every day from 27th December – 7th January.
Watch a traditional Edwardian-style pantomime performed by Beamish staff and volunteers. It is the 150th anniversary of the Lambton Worm song, which was written for the pantomime at the Tyne Theatre in 1867.

Playhouse Tales
Inspired by the toy theatres popular in Victorian and Edwardian times, children will bring traditional tales to life, try on costumes, produce sound effects and narrate the tale, as they perform their own pantomime.