The House & Garden Workshop is relocating to a fantastic new position to the left of the Ground Level entrance.
Join in our expert-led interactive workshops. Create your very own seasonal floral decoration with Philippa Craddock, get festively inspired by Emily and Giselle Roux, and indulge in a sparkling wine tasting with Wiston Wine. Sophie Conran and friends will host the ultimate Christmas party covering everything from canapés and cocktails to decorations on Late Night Thursday. You can take your creations home with you after an enjoyable day out to get in the festive spirit.
Please note the workshop has 56 complimentary places which are allocated on a first come, first served basis. In order to be fair to our visitors, we operate a one session per visitor per day policy..
11:00 - 11:45 Dreaming of a Bright Christmas with Simon Lycett
Dreaming of a Bright Christmas with Simon Lycett
Simon’s decoration this year will feature a clashing combination of colours. Blending in seasonal foliage adding depth of tone, textural interest and a spectacular fullness of design, Simon will create traditions but with a twist! Decking the halls have never been so bright, bold and brilliantly bauble-tastic!
12:30 - 13:15 English Sparkling Masterclass with Wiston Estate & Higgidy
English Sparkling Masterclass with Wiston Estate & Higgidy
Owned by the Goring family since 1743, Wiston Estate is now creating some of the UK’s most highly awarded Sparkling Wines. With vineyards planted on the chalky slopes of the South Downs, and using the traditional Champagne method in their winery, the wines selected for tasting at the Spirit of Christmas Workshops will be some of the most exciting and delicious in the English market.
Each wine will be paired with a delicious taste of Higgidy. Founded by Camilla and James (two of Richard and Kirsty’s closest friends) in 2003, Higgidy bake a whole host of different pies, quiches and sausage rolls, which are perfect for entertaining at Christmas time.View profile
14:00 - 14:45 Feasts for Family and Friends with Sabrina Ghayour
Feasts for Family and Friends with Sabrina Ghayour
Sabrina is fascinating about the traditional methods which vary throughout the Middle East and will give lots of advice and easy instructions on how to create these dishes at home. For example, each area has different techniques for making and folding breads and pastries and Sabrina can give practical tips for attractive results for anyone who wants to follow her techniques.View profile
15:30 - 16:15 Mini Gift Wrapping Masterclass with Jane Means
Mini Gift Wrapping Masterclass with Jane Means
This fun filled workshop will be packed with tips and ideas on making your festive gifts look stunning. Learn clever tricks on how to transform your gifts into eye-catching masterpieces. During the session you will learn how to wrap boxes creatively and tie the perfect bow as well as tackling more tricky shapesView profile