Upcoming Events

Santa’s Enchanted Wonderland Grotto

13 - 15 December, 3.00 – 7.30, £5.00 Adult, £10.00 Child, £5.50 (Under 1’s) – Inc entry to Christmas Fair & Museum

Santa’s Enchanted Wonderland Grotto Wander through an enchanted corridor to arrive at Santa’s workshop, where you will be entertained by one of his elves: write your letter, look for his naughty friend and browse in the toyshop windows before taking a magical journey to meet Santa all cosy in his sitting room, where he will complete the magic with an early Christmas present.

Story Telling

13, 14 & 15 December, 3.00 - 8.00

Story Telling

Bring a blanket and join Tillytoo Tales in the magical story garden for some fun festive storytelling. Drop In, included in Christmas Festival admission charge.

Bowes Light

13 - 17 December, Included in admission to the Christmas Market and Museum

Bowes Light

To celebrate the 125th Anniversary of The Bowes Museum, a collection of contemporary installations can be seen in the Museum, park and town. For information on locations, artists and the stories behind them click here>

Lantern making Workshops & Parade

13 - 15 December, 4.00-5.30 & 6.00-7.30, Free with admission to the Christmas Fair.

Lantern making Workshops & Parade

Join the friendly Bright Woods team to make a festive lantern. Join in a fun lantern parade around the magical Museum grounds and then warm up by toasting marshmallows around the camp fire. Must be booked due to limited availability and high demand.

Christmas Market

15 December, 3.00 - 8.00, 16 & 17 December, 10.00 - 6.00, £5.00 Adult, £2.50 Child, Free Under 5s. Plus £5.00 per car to park onsite (Sat & Sun only)

Christmas Market The Bowes Museum’s annual Christmas Market – a firm favourite in the region’s calendar – has been extended this year. It will be bigger and better than ever, with over 100 hand-picked stallholders offering original locally sourced Christmas produce, live music, seasonal entertainment, prize draws from Smooth Radio and the popular park & ride ‘Santa’ buses (Sat & Sun only) ensuring this feel-good family event is not to be missed.


Note: Online booking closes the day before the event takes place. Call 01833 690606 to see if places are still available.



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