Hunt for the perfect present at Pensthorpe’s Christmas market
East Anglia’s best food and drink creators, artists and crafters will showcase their products at a Christmas market.
Pensthorpe Christmas Market in Fakenham is taking place on Sunday, November 26. People can shop for top quality, handmade gifts in a “relaxed atmosphere”, without the hustle and bustle of a busy high street and town centre car park.
From interior decorations and carefully crafted garden tools to hand-painted prints and delicious chutneys, perfect for your festive cheese board, visitors will find a huge selection of products suitable for all different budgets.
Guests can pack even more magic into their visit by upgrading their tickets with entry to the Pensthorpe reserve, where they can explore five beautiful gardens, admire the natural world in winter, and relax with a much-needed cuppa while the children play in the award-winning play areas.
Charly Barnes, head of marketing at Pensthorpe, said: “The annual Christmas market has become a regular feature in locals’ calendars and each year it’s even more popular, as visitors enjoy the easy going, cheerful and festive atmosphere, and embrace the opportunity to support local businesses.
“We have a long list of talented stall holders that are ready to make Christmas wishes come true, selling a wide range of products that will delight so many East Anglian residents this Christmas.
“Little ones may even see Santa wandering round spreading Christmas cheer, with a brass band performing carols.”
For the festive flower fans, Pensthorpe is hosting a new wreath making workshop, where participants join the reserve’s gardener, Lesley Palmer, to create their ultimate wreath.
With the base, greens, branches and berries provided, guests just need to bring their favourite ribbon and faux flowers that complement their Christmas colour scheme.
Taking place on Saturday, November 18 and Wednesday, November 22, the three-hour workshops cost £55 per person and include a hot drink and festive treat. Guests can even upgrade their ticket on the day to include access to the reserve for £6.95.
Entry to the Christmas market will be £3 for adults (over 16s) and free for season ticket holders and children under 16, but does not include admission to the reserve.
The Christmas market is open from 10am-4pm.
Charly added: “Once you’re shopped out, the reserve is open to visitors for a discounted ticket price of £6.95, and it’s the perfect place to see the season shift to winter with beautiful plants, native wildlife, and fresh Norfolk air to fill your lungs.
“The Courtyard Café will be serving seasonal treats including mince pies, mulled wine, gingerbread, and luxury hot chocolates, for those seeking something sweet to round off their wholesome day out.”