Christmas is fast approaching and so we decided to take another festive National Trust trip. After exploring Killerton and their fabulous Wind in the Willows theme last week, we made a welcome return to Knightshayes. It’s a lovely place to visit in Devon and isn’t far from Tiverton.
All Set for Christmas
Knightsyahes was all ready and set for the festive period – the house was decorated beautifully with stunningly adorned trees with plenty of lights and festive bits to look at. This year theme is based around a traditional family Christmas and there are plenty of displays filled with children’s toys from days gone by. This included various large dolls houses which so were so intricate and lovely to look at – each had its own story alongside it to tell you what was going on inside the house. There was also a full size railway track with trains chugging along on it which was placed on the snooker table. Nathan enjoyed playing with the trains for a bit – such a big kid!
All Lit Up
As dusk approaches the gardens take magical turn and are lit up with a multitude of colourful lights and the garden paths are lined by pretty little fairy lights to guide your way. We walked around just as it was starting to get dark so didn’t really get to see the full effect of the lights but i reckon it would be lovely sight to see. The house is open till 8pm at weekends so people can look around the house and gardens when they are fully lit up.
Hot Chocolate Treat
My sister kindly gave me a National Trust voucher for my birthday as she knows how much we enjoy going to the properties and thought we could treat ourselves whilst on our trips out. We made use of the voucher in the cafe and treated ourselves to a scrummy hot chocolate each and had a chocolate brownie to share – both were equally delicious! We sat outside in the covered marquee area and made use of the fur blankets for warmth!
You can read more about our previous visit to Knightshayes here, which has lots more details on the house and it’s history.
Have you ever been to Knightshayes? Enjoying any festive events over the coming days? Let me know below 🙂