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Family things to do this Christmas at Leeds Castle in Maidstone, Kent: Catch the magical birds and festive feathers

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Families will be able to let their Christmas wishes take flight at Leeds Castle this Christmas as the famous state rooms are transformed into a magical kingdom of birds and festive feathers.

Visitors can experience a gateway into an enchanted, feathery world from Saturday, November 23 to Wednesday, January 1.

It’s going to be a Christmas of magical birds and festive feathers at Leeds Castle so don’t miss out!
It’s going to be a Christmas of magical birds and festive feathers at Leeds Castle so don’t miss out!

Start your journey through the magnificent Castle rooms with a magical forest of owls to red breasted robins surrounded by glittering snowdrops.

Experience a lavishly dressed banqueting table, laid for a Christmas feast, as you continue through to the glitz and glamour of Lady Baillie’s Bedroom, where there is a variety of treasures to spot amongst Christmas garlands.

Write your Christmas dream on a feather in a room of winged wishes and experience shimmering duckling eggs ready to hatch under the tree, with the signature Leeds Castle black swan among decorations of silver and gold.

After exploring the wonders of the Castle rooms, meet the Castle’s real birds of prey at the Christmas Market.

Let your Christmas wishes take flight at Leeds Castle as the beautiful staterooms are transformed into a magical kingdom of birds and festive feathers!
Let your Christmas wishes take flight at Leeds Castle as the beautiful staterooms are transformed into a magical kingdom of birds and festive feathers!

The annual Christmas Market will take place from 10am to 5pm every weekend from Saturday, November 23 through to Sunday, 15 December with a splendid array of seasonal gifts, toys, festive decorations and specialist food and drink.

Visitors can enjoy nostalgic fairground rides or take a leisurely trip on the big wheel for a spectacular view of the Castle.

Celebrate the Christmas season with your friends and family, colleagues or clients with Leeds Castle’s festive food offerings throughout December.

These include a three-course Christmas dinner in the Fairfax Hall with stunning views across the moat to the Castle, Sunday Christmas lunches in the Castle View Restaurant and homemade mince pies and mulled wine being served.

The castle decorations and market are included in the price of admission.

Families will be able to let their Christmas wishes take flight at Leeds Castle this Christmas as they enter into a magical kingdom of birds and festive feathers! Picture by: www.matthewwalkerphotography.com
Families will be able to let their Christmas wishes take flight at Leeds Castle this Christmas as they enter into a magical kingdom of birds and festive feathers! Picture by: www.matthewwalkerphotography.com

Tickets are priced at £26 for adults, £24 for seniors and visitors with disabilities (carers goes free), £17.50 for children (under 4s free) and £70 for a family ticket.

Admission tickets are valid for 12 months so you can pay once and visit all year round while you can book online for discounted tickets .

The grounds open at 10am daily with the castle’s opening from 10:30am.

Last admission is 4:30pm and the gates close at 6pm from April to September, while last admission from October to March is 3:30pm with gates closing at 5pm.

Write your Christmas dream on a feather in a room of winged wishes and experience shimmering duckling eggs ready to hatch under the tree. Picture: www.matthewwalkerphotography.com
Write your Christmas dream on a feather in a room of winged wishes and experience shimmering duckling eggs ready to hatch under the tree. Picture: www.matthewwalkerphotography.com

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