28 December 2017 – 7 January 2018
The magic of Christmas doesn’t need to end on 25 December this year thanks to a new ‘Twixmas’ event from Castle Howard. From 28 December to 7 January, the Courtyard Stables will be hosting a family-friendly magic show twice a day: “Magic at Castle Howard”.
The shows, featuring either WonderPhil – who some visitors may recognise from assisting Castle Howard’s Father Christmas – or Just Josh of Big Kids Entertainers, with both promising lively, fun and interactive shows to brighten the lull which follows the excitement of Christmas Day.
“Many people spend Christmas and Boxing Day indoors with family and large meals, so we always look forward to welcoming visitors who start arriving on 27 December for a bracing stroll around the grounds or Howardian Hills – walking off the festive indulgence. This show is the perfect incentive at the start or end of a walk for younger members of the family, or just a great way to get out of the house for some light-hearted fun with easy parking and the chance to have a lovely hot drink in the surroundings of our Courtyard café,” comments head of marketing, Abbigail Ollive.
Castle Howard’s Farm Shop is open daily from 10am to 5.30pm, offering locally-produced fresh produce, including a butchers’ counter and fresh fruit and veg – for any post-Christmas top-ups for people avoiding busy supermarket trips.
Tickets to the Magic at Castle Howard shows can be prebooked for £5.00 per child or £6.00 on the day (subject to availability), with accompanying adults free and takes place in the Courtyard Stables (no admission fee). The show is particularly suited to under 12s and young-at-heart adults, and lasts around 45 minutes. Shows run daily at 12 noon and 2.00pm.
For more details, please visit www.castlehoward.co.uk or call 01653 648333.