One of Wales’ iconic and historic country houses is holding two open days on the first weekend of December.
Gregynog Hall in Tregynon, near Newtown is inviting visitors on December 4 and 5 to explore and relax in the ground floor library, senior common room and front hall sitting room to soak up the Christmas atmosphere.
Selected items from the hall’s collection and archive that celebrate the winter months will be on display
The Open House days will be from 12pm to 5pm and admission is free, although a donation is requested. Visitors will also be allowed to bring their well behaved dogs on both days. Booking not required and parking costs £2.50 or free for Friends of Gregynog.
Gregynog Hall will also be serving Festive Afternoon Teas on both days in the beautifully decorated Blayney and Music Rooms. The tea costs £13.95 per person or £16 with a glass of mulled wine.
For Festive Afternoon Teas, pre-booking is required at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/212382360357 , or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01686 650224. All Gregynog Hall’s winter events will be posted on its Facebook page.
The Christmas spirit continues on Saturday, December 18 throughout the day, beginning with a matinee screening of the seasonal classic ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ in the hall’s elegant Music Room.
The film lasts 90 minutes and costs £5 for adults and £3 for children under 14.
To book visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/its-a-wonderful-life-screening-tickets-211767340817 or email email@example.com or call 01686 650224
At 6pm, Quindici Chamber Choir will be performing in the Music Room followed by Christmas carols at 8pm in front of the hall if weather permits. This performance is free but a donation is requested.
Mince pies and mulled wine will be for sale throughout the day along with soft drinks and snacks. The Cambrian Coffee Company will also be visiting on December 18.
Following Government guidelines, people booking tickets to watch the film or attending the choir performance will require a Covid Pass to show their vaccination status or proof of negative test.
Gregynog Hall’s grounds, woods and walks are open all year round free of charge, subject of a parking fee, and are ideal for families who are being invited to help re-build dens in the former Forest School near ‘The Warren’.
Car parking costs £2.50 for all events but is free for Friends of Gregynog.
The hall’s café is open on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the winter months from 10am-4pm. As café opening times differ over the Christmas period, check http://www.gregynog.org/ for details.
A warm and unique welcome awaits at Gregynog Hall.
Gregynog Hall in the snow.
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