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Kent - Leeds Castle

The Gingerbread Christmas at Leeds Castle

6 Dec to 23 Dec 2014

The magic of Christmas descends upon the entire Leeds Castle Estate this December, celebrating the traditions of the festive season with wonderful things to see and do for groups and families. See the Castle interiors transformed with a traditional gingerbread theme for Christmas with beautiful decorations and a central display to take your breath away.

Explore the Christmas Market on the Cedar Lawn and discover an array of seasonal gifts, toys, decorations and delicious food and drink. Enjoy a warming hot chocolate or mulled wine and a ride on the carousel or Ferris wheel with spectacular views of the beautiful moated Castle. Look out for the real reindeer stabled at the market - until they are needed for more pressing matters on Christmas Eve.

Children will love the Gingerbread Quest as they search through the Woodland Walk, over to the adventure playgrounds and back again to find all the gingerbread men.

Father Christmas Visits
Dates 6+7, 13+14, 18 - 23 Dec 2014

Meeting Father Christmas at Leeds Castle has become a much-loved tradition for children, parents and grandparents alike. Set in the centre of the Christmas Market, the Elves will be waiting to welcome children before they enter Father Christmas' magical grotto and receive a special gift.

Bookings will be taken from 1st October and don't forget to book early as Father Christmas is always popular!
Tickets cost £12 per child, which includes a quality gift. A valid day or annual ticket is required for all attending.

General Tel: +44 (0) 1622 765400
Groups Tel 0044: (0)1622 767865
Address: Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent ME17 1PL
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Leeds Castle by night
The Christmas Market
Dates: 6 Dec to 23 Dec 2014

The Leeds Castle Christmas market will be returning for its second year this December. Open daily from 10am to 5pm, the festive Christmas market will be host to a variety of products, with stallholders offering Christmas gifts, local produce and festive fayre.

Rediscover the traditions of Gingerbread Christmas

See the 900 year old Castle transformed into a traditional gingerbread theme for Christmas with beautiful decorations and a central display to take your breath away. Leeds Castle is teaming up with Biscuiteers, the celebrated hand-iced biscuit company to create an edible world of sugary delights to decorate the Castle rooms for the festive season. The showcase piece, on display in the Seminar Room, will be a two metre long Leeds Castle Dolls House with 1930s and medieval themed dolls' rooms, made entirely from hand-iced gingerbread

Gingerbread Christmas Exhibition

The Exhibition Centre located in the Stable Courtyard will feature a Gingerbread Christmas Exhibition featuring a gingerbread replica of Leeds Castle created by celebrated hand-iced biscuit company Biscuiteers. The 2.5 metre long hand-iced gingerbread biscuit diorama model will showcase Leeds Castle in all its Winter Wonderland glory with a host of characters to bring the Castle to life this Christmas

Leeds Castle by day

Snow scene at Leeds Castle
The Winter Trail
Dates: 26 Dec 2014 to 4 Jan 2015

All the presents have been unwrapped and crackers pulled, so it's time to breathe in some fresh air and take the children on the Leeds Castle Winter Trail. Collect festive clues as you go round with the chance to be entered into an exciting prize draw.
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