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Are you ready to step back into A 1920'S Christmas at Stansted House?
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th December 2023
6pm / 7pm
Stansted House, Stansted Park, Hampshire PO9 6DX

The date is 1924 and Stansted House is a flurry of activity in preparation for the traditional Servants Ball. But the staff need some help...!


From the minute you arrive you'll step back in time and be immersed in an early 20th Century Christmas. Begin your evening by sipping on a wonderful cocktail in the State Rooms before rolling your sleeves up and getting in the festive spirit with hands on duties including learning how to make a classic cocktail, getting ready - and of course playing - some wonderful parlour games in the Servant's Hall and helping the staff with dinner service in the grand Dining Room. Be prepared for the fun hustle and bustle of a traditional Mansion at Christmas. As a reward the cook has drinks and mince pies ready for you in the Victorian Kitchen. But only after you have given her at least one Christmas Carol!

This is an opportunity to be immersed into a Christmas straight out of Gosford Park or Downton Abbey


The experience will last approximately 90 minutes and we welcome guests to dress in the style of the 1920's if they wish


Please ensure you take care to select the day and time you would like when you book your tickets!

Events FAQs


Is parking included in the ticket price? 

Yes, there is plenty of free parking, including disabled parking but no overnight stay.

Where is parking?

Parking for this event is in the North Entrance Car Park (PO9 6DX) Please follow the road up towards and then through the automatic black gates and then follow the directions to the car park, then make your way by foot to the front of the house.


Is this event suitable for children?

Due to the nature of the event which includes cocktail making, it is only suitable for ages 18 and over.


Are dogs allowed in the House?

Unfortunately, only assistance dogs are allowed in the house.


How long does the event last?

It will last approximately 90 minutes. Please note that the event starts promptly at your allotted time, so please arrive just before to make sure you don’t miss the beginning.


Is this event accessible?

Yes, the Mansion is accessible by wheelchair lift and an inside passenger lift. We regret that we cannot accommodate large powered wheelchairs in these. We would also advise arriving 10 – 15 minutes early so that we can assist you to the first floor where the event starts. Please call or email ahead of your booking to find out more information on 02392 412265 (opt 5) or


Will there be food and drink available?

You will receive a drink on arrival and then at the end in the old kitchen along with mince pies. Non-alcoholic options will be available.


Q. Can I show my ticket on my smartphone/tablet rather than printing it out?
A. Yes, as long as you are able to fully download and save the ticket to the device, and open it on the screen, the scanners will be able to verify it. Please ensure that you have downloaded the document before you arrive on site, as we cannot guarantee enough coverage to do so once you arrive.

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