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Christmas at Killerton – what’s on in 2023

Christmas at Killerton – what’s on in 2023

We love visiting National Trust properties during the winter months. The volunteers always pull out all the stops to beautifully decorate the houses and lay on fun activities. Here’s what you can expect this Christmas at Killerton near Exeter.

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What’s on this year?

Visit Killerton this winter to see the house decorated for a traditional Christmas. Outdoors there’s a festive activity trail as well as games in the garden.

In the Chapel you’ll find Christmas trees decorated by the local community.

The ground floor house will be decorated and open from 1 December 2023 to 2 January 2024 excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

You can also book to attend relaxed viewing sessions designed for those who want a calmer experience, such as those with autism or SEN needs.

Find more festive days out and events in my guide to Christmas in Devon and my tips on free things to do in Devon this Christmas.

Is the light trail on at Killerton National this year?

No, the light trail is not returning to Killerton this Christmas.

Alternative places to find light trails in Devon include Powderham Castle in Kenton, Dartmoor Zoo near Plymouth, Paignton Zoo and RHS Rosemoor in Great Torrington.

Find out more about the Christmas lights and illuminated trails in Devon this year.

And here’s more information about Christmas light trails around the country.

Do you need tickets for Christmas at Killerton?

No, there’s no need to book your visit to Killerton this year.

Is this event free for National Trust members?

Yes, you can experience Christmas at Killerton for free if you are National Trust members.

Food and drink

The Stables Coffee Shop and Killerton Kitchen café will be open for light lunches and festive treats.


Killerton has a pay and display car park where charges will apply for non-members. If you’re a member don’t forget to scan your membership card for a free ticket.

Are dogs allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed in the grounds of Killerton but not in the house, formal garden or chapel grounds.

Where is Killerton National Trust?

Find Killerton at Broadclyst, Exeter. Postcode: EX5 3LE.

Visiting Killerton National Trust

Find out more about visiting Killerton on the National Trust website.

More things to do near Killerton

You might like to read my guide to things to do in and around Exeter.

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