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BBC Countryfile Christmas in the Park comes to Malmesbury

The BBC Countryfile team will be visiting Malmesbury’s Charlton Park Estate this month.

BBC Countryfile Christmas in the Park will take up residency across five acres of Charlton Park Estate’s parkland from 10 - 12 December.

The event will be centred around the arboretum, which will be home to a special festive tented village – with the Countryfile presenters as the hosts.

Visitors can look forward to presenter-led stage shows, TV chefs and local food heroes creating seasonal favourites, Christmas crafting and baking workshops, winter woodland walks, live bands, street food, carol singing and shopping from over 200 retailers.

Visitors will also be able to pick their own locally grown Charlton Park Christmas tree, in the Great Christmas Tree Sale.

A spokesperson for the event said: “BBC Countryfile Christmas in the park promises to be a great day out for all the family, with arts and crafts, shopping, incredible food and drink and unique festive experiences, there’s fun to be found for all ages.”

The presenters of Countryfile will be present across the weekend hosting various stage talks and activities at the BBC Countryfile at Christmas Stage. Food lovers can enjoy The Christmas Kitchen, hosted by Brian Turner and featuring some of the nation’s favourite chefs.

Outdoor lovers can also join The Woodland Trust on a series of expert-guided walks around Charlton Park’s arboretum, where they can learn about the various flora and fauna, as well as how to tend their own gardens over the winter months.

Kids can also get involved with Woodland Trust festive workshops, such as ‘make your own reindeer from hazel sticks.’

Once the arboretum has been fully explored, then visitors can head to the Carol-Oke stage, where a host of local choirs and Countryfile presenters will be performing all of the festive favourites to sing along to.

Festive delicacies will be available at The Park Food Market & Wine Bar - which will offer an array of street food and mugs of mulled wine.

Tickets for BBC Countryfile Christmas in the Park start at £29.50 for adults and £15 for children aged 5-16 and can be purchased at https://www.countryfilelive.com/christmas-in-the-park

  • BBC Countryfile Christmas in the Park comes to Malmesbury
  • BBC Countryfile Christmas in the Park comes to Malmesbury
  • BBC Countryfile Christmas in the Park comes to Malmesbury