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Families celebrate Christmas in Victorian style at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford





Visitors to Kentwell Hall got into the festive spirit at the weekend, as families enjoyed traditional Victorian Christmas celebrations.

The Long Melford manor and grounds welcomed families for a showcase of the traditional Christmas celebrations from over 150 years ago, with another two days of festivities taking place this weekend.

Among the popular attractions were Christmas readings, songs, magic and a winter trail around the grounds for younger visitors.

Kentwell Hall, Long Melford.Victorian Christmas at Kentwell Hall. Jeffrey and Billy with mum and Dad Suzan and Pete Shepperson from Bury. Picture by Mark Westley. (61246643)
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford.Victorian Christmas at Kentwell Hall. Jeffrey and Billy with mum and Dad Suzan and Pete Shepperson from Bury. Picture by Mark Westley. (61246643)

Youngsters also got the chance to meet Mother Christmas and write their letter to Father Christmas, before paying him a special visit.

Victorian re-enactors filled the hall, sharing stories and preparing a festive feast, ahead of a great Christmas ball.

“Christmas is always a special time at Kentwell Hall,” said a spokesman for the historic Tudor venue. “We wanted to truly offer something for all the family and also pay tribute to the best of Christmas traditions.”

Kentwell Hall, Long Melford.Victorian Christmas at Kentwell Hall. Sarah, Jack and Julia Neale with Poppie aged 2. Picture by Mark Westley. (61246654)
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford.Victorian Christmas at Kentwell Hall. Sarah, Jack and Julia Neale with Poppie aged 2. Picture by Mark Westley. (61246654)

The Dickensian-themed Christmas event continues at Kentwell Hall on Saturday and Sunday, from 10.30am to 4.30pm – click here to book tickets.