Chestnuts roasting in a blacksmith’s forge,
yuletide carols around the fire
tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
There’s one place in MK you should go!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Milton Keynes Museum wants to share a little festive cheer with you at the return of its popular A Victorian Christmas event.
Step back 100 years and enjoy all of the sparkle, fun, warmth and wonder that the era has to offer.
This might be Santa’s busiest time of year, but the man in red will be in situ at the museum, hard at work in his toy workshop on site, and little mites will be able to meet the rosy cheeked chap and his elves.
And teddy bears will be getting ready for Christmas in their very own toy workshop at the museum, too.
Upon arrival, visitors will be greeted by a butler with mulled wine (for the grown-ups) and hot squash (for little folks), before enjoying carols by paraffin lamps in the parlour, and Christmas crafts in the old schoolroom.
And you’ll be nice and snuggly; It might be cold outside, but roaring fires will keep the chills at bay, while the youngsters play puff billiards.
Feeling hungry? You can make hot-buttered toast in the farmhouse kitchen, nibble on freshly roasted chestnuts cooked in the yard, or give in to your sweet tooth with a visit to the Granary Cafe, where you’ll be tempted by home-made mince pies and cakes, and steaming hot chocolate. Yum!
If you’ve still got shopping to do, a visit to the traditional Christmas market will fill you with inspiration – it’s perfect for picking up great gifts you won’t find on the high street.
And of course, there’s that aforementioned visit to meet Santa and his helpers – and every child will receive a gift.
Forget seasonal stresses; come and enjoy a little festive fun instead!
Fridays 30th November, 7th and 14th December, 4.30pm-7pm
Saturdays 1st, 8th and 15th December, 1.30pm-6pm
Sundays 2nd, 9th and 16th December, 1.30pm-6pm
Advance booking for Santa visits is advised to avoid queuing.
Santa visits cost £7 per child.
If you don’t have an annual ticket, entry to the museum will also need to be paid.
To book call 01908 316222 between 9.30am-4pm, Monday-Friday.