Levens Hall and Gardens, has adapted its special Christmas event to account for the pressure many households are experiencing during the cost of living crisis.

Although traditionally closed in the first week of October, for the past two years, Leven’s has opened especially for Christmas with a garden light up, market, and food and drink stalls.

However, this hugely popular ticketed event has come at a cost of around £12 per adult and half as much for children.

This year, to provide a unique experience without spending as much, they have created an event for less than half the price of the original.

 Their ‘Silhouettes and Song’ Christmas event will take place on three weekends – December 2 and 3, 9 and 10 and 16 and 17. 

On these dates, the world’s oldest topiary garden will be open from 11am to 4pm. Come and see over 100 topiary trees at their stunning best, perfectly clipped to provide a visually fantastic spectacle, silhouetted against a winter sky. 

Everyone can appreciate both the geometric shapes and special character trees, such as the Great Umbrellas, Queen Elizabeth I, Darth Vader and Homer Simpson.

Inside Levens Hall, visitors can see many of the features that have it one of England’s most cherished heritage gems. 

Festive décor, a stunning Christmas tree and roaring fire will be the backdrop for music played by a changing programme of artists, including South Lakes Acappella and Levens Choir.

Levens Kitchen have created a festive menu with dishes and treats including Norfolk Bronze turkey and Pithivier of hay-baked celeriac with trimmings. 

The bakery, which opened in the summer, will also be offering festive bakes and cakes for sale, whilst the gift shop will have lots of inspiration for Christmas gifts.

Levens Hall and Gardens’ owner, Richard Bagot, said: “We know some families are struggling to afford heritage experiences during the cost of living crisis and at a time of rising petrol and diesel prices.  For this reason, we are offering an event at a much lower charge, which is quintessentially British, and which will convey the essence of a traditional Christmas. 

“We anticipate that the opportunity to hear some of the performers, within the setting of our glorious Elizabethan hall, will create memories for a lifetime and deliver a very unique and moving experience.  Add to this the opportunity to tick a visit to the world’s oldest topiary garden off the bucket list and we believe we are providing excellent value for money.”

For more details head to: www.levenshall.co.uk