It’s been a very long time since I completed a blog post on here, due to the craziest few months at work and if I’m honest, I wasn’t ready to spend time on my laptop in the late evenings when I was finally home.
Anyway, I took my first week off since September 2017 to attempt to relax over my 29th birthday and make the most of the festive period that I rarely get to enjoy fully. Top of my list was to see Chatsworth House decorated for Christmas, they have a different theme every year and to my delight this year was ‘Once Upon a Time’, celebrating a variety of children’s stories from classic fairytales to Roald Dahl and Beatrix Potter.
Here’s some photos from the elaborately decorated house, I didn’t get snaps of every room but I have managed to share all my favourites below…
Each room is themed around a different story with the first spectacular corridor filled of sparkling spider webs paying homage to Charlotte’s Web.
Following Charlotte’s Web this walkway was one of my favourites, Beatrix Potter. Window displays were filled with some of her most lovable characters and the trees are exactly how I’d imagine Peter Rabbit would decorate them, with little carrots and sprouts.
The Cinderella room was home to a huge tree, pumpkin carriage.
This room never fails to impress no matter what, and this winter is home to a Wizard of Oz theme. On the lower level all the trees are decorated with glittery ruby slippers and baubles then you climb the stairs to the Emerald City tree (I do think they missed a trick not lining the stairs with yellow mind…).
I loved this incredible take on James and the Giant Peach, based on the stop motion movie I remember loving as a kid!
In the library area, lots of familiar faces are hiding in the books, from Winnie the Pooh, Pinocchio and three blind mice.
It’s no secret my all time favourite film is Aladdin so I was super excited upon hearing there was a room based on the collection of stories from which it was taken, Arabian Nights. I’m obsessed with the rich jewel tones of the fabrics.
Towards the end a familiar festive face looks down from overhead…
Christmas at Chatsworth is on until 6th January and tickets cost £25 for an adult. The tickets also include entry to the farm and gardens so you can make a day of taking in all the scenery. I do think it’s a shame they don’t do house only tickets for this though as some people may find the price a bit high if you only fancy seeing the house on this occasion. Personally though I think it’s well worth the money and head over for the day.