Torre Abbey Historic House is holding a festive weekend for the whole family on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 December.

The Abbey will be open daily from 10am to 4pm with workshops running from 1pm to 4pm.

Make this Christmas special and join us in creating your own handmade Christmas wreaths, tree decorations and cards. The now infamous ‘Eekamice’ have once again hidden themselves all around the Abbey for children to hunt down and solve their quizzical riddles.

The botanists amongst you might like to discover “The 12 Plants of Christmas” dotted around the wonderful gardens. The house and garden trails are suitable for all ages. All activities and entrance are offered at special Christmas holiday prices. Instead of £7.50 for adults, entry and activities are £3.50 for children and £5 for adults.

The 820 year-old Abbey is an atmospheric building drenched in history with a wonderful mix of old and new and will be .

Following a £11m restoration project, the Abbey boasts multi-media technology which includes a talking knight and animated plates in the Victorian Cary dining room.

The shabby chic vintage tearooms offer a wide variety of snacks and drinks, with something for everyone to enjoy.

Executive Lead for Tourism, Culture and Harbours, Councillor Nicole Amil said: “Christmas in the Bay is always a wonderful time, particularly at Torre Abbey.

“This weekend promises to be full of entertainment and fun for the whole family, a truly fantastic event for this time of the year.”
Book early for the Christmas Workshops as they fill up quickly. For more information or to book tickets call 01803 293593 or visit

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