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Enjoy a festive weekend for the whole family at Beaumanor Hall's Winter Fair

Beaumanor Hall is busy with its preparations for the festive season.

Santa's Grotto at Beaumanor Hall Winter Fair
Santa's Grotto at Beaumanor Hall Winter Fair

The Victorian country house is getting ready to welcome visitors to its fourth Winter Fair on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December.

The annual fair will showcase more than 70 food, drink and gift stalls plus live Christmas music and craft demonstrations. Children can also enjoy a range of Victorian themed activities and meet Father Christmas in his underground grotto.

County council chairman, Pam Posnett, said: “I am delighted to see the Winter Fair return for its fourth year. It is one of Beaumanor’s most popular events that brings communities together from across the county.

“With over seventy stallholders showcasing their crafts, gifts and culinary creations it’s a great opportunity for people to pick up some quality, locally produced gifts.”

Following the success of last year, amateur bakers will also be put to the test with a gingerbread competition, where participants are encouraged to make either a gingerbread house, or gingerbread Christmas tree decorations.

Entry to the Gingerbread House competition is £5.  Entrants will receive four free tickets to the Winter Fair and all money raised from the competition fees will go to Leicester Children’s Hospital Appeal. 

Entry to the gingerbread Christmas tree decorations competition class (for under 12 years) is free.  Those interested can email for entry forms or more information.

The Winter Fair runs from 10am – 5pm on Saturday 7 December and Sunday 8 December, with an admission charge of £4 for adults and free entry for under 12s.

Further information about the event is available at

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