Visit Bourne Hall for a jolly good time this Christmas.


Tuesday, 5 December, 2023

Visit Bourne Hall on 9 and 11 - 16 December for a week of festive fun. Each day visitors will be able to enjoy a Christmas activity, from visiting the Christmas Grotto and posting a letter to Father Christmas, to taking part in craft workshops like Christmas wreath making and cake decorating, to simply pausing for a moment to enjoy a hot drink and a delicious home-made cake chosen from the festive menu in the Flying Saucer Café. Lucky visitors on 9 & 16 December will even be able to meet Father Christmas himself!

On 9 December at 4.30pm the Bourne Hall Christmas lights will be switched on by the Mayor of Epsom & Ewell and Father Christmas.

Councillor Clive Woodbridge, Chair of the Community & Wellbeing Committee, said: “Christmas at Bourne Hall is a great opportunity to bring our community together.

“I hope that residents and visitors to Epsom & Ewell enjoy the events and activities taking place in Bourne Hall this December, many of which are free of charge.

“Community venues like Bourne Hall provide a warm welcome to all, and a chance for everyone to enjoy seasonal activities and a friendly chat.

“As always, we look forward to welcoming everyone at Bourne Hall – both at Christmas, and into the new year.”

A Jolly Good Christmas at Bourne Hall

9 – 16 December (excl. 10 December)

10am – 5pm plus evening events (times vary).

To book tickets, visit: Bourne Hall | A Jolly Good Christmas

Here is the line-up of all events taking place at Bourne Hall between 9 & 16 December:

Bourne Hall Christmas Lights Switch On.

Saturday 9 December, 10am - 5pm. Free event.

  • A day of festive fun including performances from local dance schools.
  • 4.30pm: The Mayor of Epsom & Ewell and Father Christmas switch on the Christmas lights at Bourne Hall.

Meet Father Christmas.

Saturday 9 & 16 December, 10am - 4pm. Free event.

  • No pre-booking required.

Santa’s Grotto.

All week, 9 - 16 December (excl. 10 December), 10am - 4pm. Free event.

  • Father Christmas will be in the Christmas Grotto on Saturday 9 & 16 December. On other days, visit the beautiful grotto at Bourne Hall and post him a letter in the Bourne Hall post box.

Christmas Wreath Making.

Monday 11 December & Friday 15 December. 7 - 9pm. £60pp (price includes a drink).

  • Learn how to create your own beautiful Christmas wreath with Jade Sibly, using flowers and foliage from Hook Heath Flower Farm.
  • Please book ahead. Places are limited and subject to availability.

Christmas Cake Decorating Workshop.

Tuesday 12 December, 5.30 - 7pm. Free event.

  • Discover how to pipe, shape, and accessorise your cake to create your own Christmas showstopper with Anita Chappel, Bourne Hall’s Head Chef.

Seasonal Storytelling.

Wednesday 13 December, 7 - 8pm. Free event.

  • As the year ends, enjoy age-old tales and seasonal superstitions from the cold heart of winter. Brought to you by Bourne Hall Museum’s curator, Jeremy Harte.

Family screening of How the Grinch Stole Christmas (PG).

Thursday 14 December, 6 - 8.30pm. Free event.

  • A heart-warming tale for all ages.

Live music.

Saturday 16 December, 11am - noon & 1pm - 2pm. Free event.

  • Enjoy festive snacks and drinks whilst listening to live music in the Flying Saucer Café.

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Editors Notes:

Bourne Hall
Spring Street
KT17 1UF

020 8393 9571

Bourne Hall is open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm.

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