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Traditional Family Christmas Events

8th Dec 2018 10:00 - 9th Dec 2018


Send your letter to Father Christmas by train on our Postal Express!

Discover the magic of winter at Exbury Gardens this year. Our traditional-style celebration hopes to bring families together with carol signing, festive crafts and exclusive access to our magical gardens during Winter.

Not forgetting the very special Postal Express train that is exclusive to our miniature steam railway! Children are invited to write their wishlist in our restaurant using glitter, cotton wool and a whole-host of crafty bits. Families will then hop on-board the Postal Express and take a our festive route through the gardens with fairy lights, tinsel and a little sprinkling of magic. See if you can spot Father Christmas through the trees organising his elves and reindeer! At the end of the journey, children can then post their letter directly to the North Pole with the help of Head Elf Milseltoe and some festive singing.

Train times: 10.30, 11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 12.30, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30, 15.00

Mr Eddy's restaurant will be selling a selection of seasonal treats, such as:

  • Homemade stolen
  • Spicy Parsnip soup with chunky bread
  • Christmas cake muffins
  • Panko breaded Turkey in a brioche bun with cranberry, sprout slaw, fries and dressings
  • Gingerbread men
  • Lamb or Beef Scotch pie with chunky chips
  • Mince pies
  • Roasted winter vegetable and chestnut scotch pie with chunky chips
  • Sandwiches and baguettes with seasonal fillings 
£6 per person.
No need to book tickets, just turn up on the day!

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‘A truly fantastic day out. My wife and I were bowled over by the amazing spring colours of rhododendrons and azaleas and there was literally colour everywhere. There are beautiful areas to walk through as well as places to sit. We took a picnic in the hope of being able to sit by one of the ponds and were not disappointed – the reflections were as spectacular as the real thing! The next thing we want to do is return in the autumn to see the colours change as it must be beautiful’

David Parker, Christchurch

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