The Welbeck Estate will be preparing for Christmas this year with the biggest ever selection of art, food and gifts at its annual celebration of all things handmade – the ever-popular Welbeck Winter Weekend. More than 100 artisan makers will be showcasing their wares at the ducal estate in Sherwood Forest. Unusual and unique gifts from across the region will be on display at the three-day event running from 23rd to 25th November.
Taking place in The Courtyard at Welbeck, The Harley Gallery, Welbeck Farm Shop, The Harley Studios and a marquee in the Victorian Kitchen Gardens, it’s a high-quality shopping experience a million miles away from the high street.
There is also the chance to visit 15 artists’ studios based on the estate and not normally open to the public. It’s a great opportunity to find out more from the artists and craftspeople working in The Harley Studios, from ceramists and textile designers to florists and jewellers.
Free children’s activities can be found upstairs in The Harley Gallery while there’s an Explorer trail in The Portland Collection or the chance to visit The Harley Pottery Studio and paint your own Christmas gifts.
The Welbeck Winter Weekend is free to enter and free to park. Opening at 10.00am each day, the event runs until 5.00pm on the Friday and Saturday and closes at 4.00pm on the Sunday.