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Artboard 2Artboard 3Come to Exbury this December and visit specially selected areas of gardens free of charge and take part in our festive tree trail! On the 16th/17th December, Yard Wood will be open from 10.00am - 4.00pm for everyone to enjoy and keep your eyes open as you might even bump into Father Christmas!

There will also be special ‘Postal Express’ trains running from 10.30 – 3.00pm where children will be able to post a picture they’ve drawn for Father Christmas in a special mailbox before hopping aboard the train. At the end of each day, Father Christmas will then look at all the pictures and choose three winners who will each receive a special present.

During the ‘Postal Express’ journey, visitors will see some beautiful sights as they head through the woodland and favourite Christmas characters! Christmas music will be playing and passengers can sing along to seasonal favourites!

The Tea Rooms will also be getting in the festive spirit with an ‘Elf Workshop’ where children will be able to make Christmas crafts and seasonal delights will be on the menu!

Artboard 5Artboard 4The charge for the train ride is £6 per person which includes entry to the gardens. There is no pre-booking so make sure you arrive early and tickets will be issued on arrival for the next available train.

Make sure you don’t miss out – come and enjoy Exbury’s winter delight!

*Please wear suitable clothing and check the website before coming to check for up to date information. Gardens will be open subject to weather permitting. 


‘We recently had some friends from London to visit and were looking for something to entertain our young children for the day. We decided to give Exbury Gardens a try and I thought it was wonderful. We had Sunday lunch in the restaurant and the food was far superior to other local attractions so compliments to the chef. Walking through the gardens was beautiful with lots of little pathways to explore. I have lived in the Romsey area for many years and always thought Exbury was a little out of the way but it only took me 20 minutes from the motorway. We will definitely be a regular visitor from now on.’

Philip Moulds, New Forest

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