Our notion of a modern Christmas owes much to the Victorian period but the Anglo Saxons already celebrated December 25th as a festival known as Yule. Christmas is an Anglo-Saxon word – Cristesmæsse – a word first recorded in 1038.
A combination of ritual, community and feasting, Yule is a rich tradition that encourages celebration and communal gatherings inspired by the utility and materials of the season - themes emulated in our Yule activities:
Music, storytelling, and child friendly crafts.
16:30 – 18.30pm
19:00 – 21:00pm
£50 per person
Begin with a complimentary arrival drink before heading into our Tasting Room for a fun hour-long Yule cocktail mixology class, hosted by our Alchemists.
Learn how to make two cocktails using our Tacnbora Whisky and Thirlings Gin . We'll serve some light bites throughout the class, provide some time in our shop (with a 10% discount on your purchases), before bringing you back to the Bistro Bar for a final cocktail and a mince pie
10:00-13:00pm / 14:00-17:00pm
£30 per person
Our three-hour embroidery workshop is for all experience levels, with Wendy and Stuart Findlay from Acle Early Medieval Reenactment Society guiding you through the traditional stitches and techniques that inspired their stunning embroideries in our Anglo-Saxon Great Hall and Museum.
All equipment and materials are included, and we'll provide tea, coffee and a warmed mince pie.
£60 per person
Join us for our creative workshop, where you will learn the skills to create your own special Yule wreath before enjoying a delicious afternoon tea in our Bistro.
No experience is necessary as our team will be on hand to guide you. All drinks, refreshments and afternoon tea are included. All materials and tolls with be provided for you to use and your wreath is yours to keep and take home at the end of the day.
A family friendly day featuring music, storytelling, and child friendly crafts around light.
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