Christmas breaks in the Cotswolds
Are you looking forward to spending your Christmas breaks in the Cotswolds?
As a family run business we love to provide everything you might need during your Christmas break in the Cotswolds. We enjoy the festive period serving our clientele delicious Christmas lunches and dinners (N.B. we don't serve on Christmas Day itself).
Our warm and cosy Cotswold pub will be open from midday most days so pop along for a get-together drink. .
Come and stay with us and enjoy a romantic Christmas break or a Cotswold holiday with the family.
Below, you can check out nearby events during the festive season.
Romantic weekend getaways this Christmas
The Wychwood Inn is perfect for the romantic weekend getaway. Enjoy long wintery walks in the rolling Cotswold hills, discover beautiful and historic Cotswolds villages and join in with the local Christmas cheer!
In the evenings enjoy award winning dishes from our pub or restaurant menu, then hole up beside the inglenook fire and relish local ales or world wines.
Christmas lunch and dinner The Cotswolds
Our Christmas and New Year menus are pre-order only, so you can choose your favourites before you arrive.
If you have a group of family, friends or work colleagues for a Christmas party, please pre-book and you can order from our Christmas menu which is not available day-to-day.
Otherwise you can still order daily from our delicious main menu when dining in the bar or restaurant during your Christmas break.
A dog friendly Christmas break in the Cotswolds
What’s even better is that we love your four legged friends, so your perfect Christmas break will be totally dog friendly (okay, we don’t let them in the restaurant, but apart from that they are allowed anywhere in The Wychwood Inn).
We have have a lovely big garden and a public green just over the road for your dog to roam around on a wintery Cotswold morning.
Explore our rooms
With a super king bed, this room is a fantastic size and makes a perfect family room. Capacity for a camp bed and it can also be converted to a twin.
This room overlooks our extensive pub garden to the village beyond. A super king bed with speckled hen throw makes for an opulent stay.
This room is beautifully decorated room using a duck-egg colour palate. This is a good sized room even with it’s cosy king size.
Our smallest and, some say, cosiest room. Although, we would recommend one of our larger rooms if you are staying more than one night.
What’s on in the Cotswolds at Christmas
The Cotswolds at Christmas is just stunning with Christmas trees, Cotswold markets and visits from Father Christmas.
Shipton-under-Wychwood itself displays an enormous Christmas tree in the centre of the village on the village green, which can be seen from the road as you drive through.
The picturesque village of Bourton-on-the-Water, 15 minutes from The Wychwood Inn, features their massive tree in the middle of the river, which reflects in the shallow waters along with the hundreds of Christmas lights from the age old buildings.
There is the famous Christmas Shop in Lechlade too, 20 minutes south of The Wychwood Inn.
We will endeavour to add Christmas events for the surrounding areas, so you can spend an enjoyable Christmas break in The Cotswold village of Shipton-under-Wychwood.
Christmas events near the village of Shipton-under-Wychwood
We will update our Cotswold Christmas Events list when Cotswold attractions announce events.
Friday 19th November - Sunday 19th December 2021, daily from 10.00 am.
Escape the bustle of the high street and soak up the festive atmosphere of our Christmas market set against the magnificent backdrop of Blenheim Palace. Within wooden chalets, the market is filled with a variety of hand-picked, irresistible gifts, unique works by a range of designers and tempting treats for foodies.
With ceramics, textiles, homewares, leather goods, jewellery, toys, stationery, bags, hats and so much more, it is the perfect place to begin your Christmas shopping.
Parking free before 10.00. £10.00 thereafter.
Illuminated Light Trail
2021 Dates to Be Announced
It’s the most wonderful time of the year when over a million lights, lasers and seasonal sounds fill the air with festive fun through the Palace’s picture-perfect gardens. Look forward to some together time with family and friends as you discover glittering tunnels of light, dancing lakeside reflections and trees drenched in jewel-like colour. For a moment of reflection pause at mesmerising flickering flames in the fire garden, gaze up at the larger-than-life illuminations and don’t forget to catch a glimpse of Father Christmas along the way.
Our crew of talented independent street food vendors bring a delicious twist to tasty treats on offer. Have yourself a holly, jolly Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with a *spiced winter warmer or *hot chocolate shared with someone special.
The Nutcracker re-imagined
New for 2021, explore thePalace rooms, each one exquisitely transformed and filled with hidden surprises – from the toymaker’s workshop on a frosty Christmas Eve; through the glistening Land of Snow and onto the candy-cane Kingdom of Sweets adorned with the sweetest of treats and larger-than-life gingerbread men. It’s a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems, from a dashing Nutcracker Prince and an army of mice to a Sugar Plum Fairy and a music box with a difference. This fantastical winter wonderland is where the magic really begins ...
*separate charges apply
Thursday 5th - Sunday 8th December 2019 in St Edward's Church.
Friday 6th December, 5.30 pm.
Starts Saturday 27th November. Runs weekends and the Christmas week.
Let the lights guide you on an enchanted stroll through the Farm Park after hours.
Feed the animals their last snacks before they settle down for the night and let the kids blow off steam in the Adventure Barn, before setting out on an illuminated evening stroll through the paddocks. Stop off for a warm by the firepit (and perhaps a cheeky toasted marshmallow!), before entering the gloriously transformed woodland, where the trail reaches its finale.
This is a family friendly display, where you can create magical memories for years to come.
26th - 28th November 2021, 3rd - 5th, 10th - 12th, 16th - 23rd, 27th - 30th December 16.45
Explore our magical after-dark experience now in its 6th Year and follow the New illuminated trail around our beautiful castle grounds. Enjoy the wonderful music as you discover each new secret of this romantic environment.
New for 2021! Discover the new Light Curve and the flickering flames of the Queens garden. Gaze at the sparkling water features and the mesmerising Carpet of Colour. Light beams, lanterns and much much more.
Sip festive warmers of spiced mulled wine and sprinkled hot chocolate as you join the magical trail around these wonderful grounds. Tuck into simple take away hot food and delicious donuts from the Castle Terrace. Before your journey home why not treat yourself to a winter warming drink and browse our lovely gift shop for some unique Christmas gifts and souvenirs.
Friday 26th - Saturday 27th November
Friday 3rd - Saturday 4th December
Friday 10th - Sunday 12th December
Friday 17th - Tuesday 21st December
16.00 to 21.30
Weather the storm to help to reunite Father Christmas with his lost reindeer and experience mesmerising light displays and stunning spectacles along the way!
Oh no! Father Christmas has lost his Reindeer among the trees of Westonbirt following an almighty storm. Not even Rudolph’s bright red nose can guide them back together. We need your help to reunite Father Christmas with his Reindeer, recover lost presents and save Christmas! If you do, you’ll go down in histor-tree!
Set out on an adventure through the illuminated trees of the arboretum, speak to the trees and tree elves for clues, but watch out for the storm and don’t get lost! If you manage to locate all the Reindeer you may catch a glimpse of Father Christmas himself!
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