The Land of Oak & Iron

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sat09dec10:00 AMsat4:00 PMFROST FEST WEEKENDChristmas fun in Land of Oak & Iron

Event Details

A weekend of festive themed activities and family-friendly crafts, live music and delicious food and drinks to enjoy from our café.

Father Christmas will be making a special visit too on both Saturday and Sunday – we’re so excited!! No booking required, just pay at the café and take your ticket along to the Grotto. £5.50 per child + 2 adults, additional adults. Includes a gift and treat from Father Christmas.

This year’s Frost Fest will include family-friendly crafts for children, along with live music with Major Cough Cough’s Thunderbox on Saturday morning, Julie Wilmore and William Blythe on Saturday afternoon, and Axum Folk Ensemble on Sunday afternoon. See separate listing for more info about the musicians: FROST FEST LIVE ACOUSTIC MUSIC – The Land of Oak & Iron (

We also have a Willow Lantern Workshop on Saturday morning – booking essential.

Winter Robins Guided Walk on Sunday morning – booking essential.

And of course, not forgetting the fabulous return of our Mischievous Elf Trail – what are they getting up to this year? Our resident Derwent Threads Sewing Group have been busy making little outfits for all the elves as they travel around the World looking for Father Christmas! Pick up a trail page and look for the little Elf scenes in the windows.

If you wander outside you might also spot Two Little Mice getting ready for Christmas too – pick up a trail page from the Heritage Centre and see if you can find them all.

Take a look in our shop where you can buy your own little Elf soft toy and books, and Monique’s Two Little Mice books too – they would make lovely Christmas gifts.

Suggested donation £1 to take part in each trail.

On Saturday evening we also have a great event just for the grown-ups to enjoy – our Festive Wine Tasting, Cheese & Charcuterie evening, with the Newcastle Wine School. Find out more and book a space here.

We hope to see you here – a great way to get into the festive spirit in the run up to Christmas Day!


(Saturday) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre

Spa Well Road, Winlaton Mill


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