Perfect place for a festive visit

The Calke Abbey estate is the perfect place for some peace and quiet over the festive period, enjoy a walk to spot winter wildlife or just to stretch your legs and burn off some of those festive treats.

If you need any more incentive, the National Trust’s Calke programme has plenty of fun packed festive events. The whole family will enjoy the Twinkle, Twinkle Christmas Star illuminated trail leading through the house, pleasure grounds and up to the candlelit church, every weekend until December 20, 12noon to 6.30pm, £2/£3.50.

The Riding School at Calke is hosting a Christmas Craft Show this Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 6pm.

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