Welcome to Thorpe Christmas Market
Privately owned by the same family since 1631, the Thorpe Estate has never been open to the public - until this year.
On Sunday 4 December 2016 from 11am to 7pm the historic carriage hall and grounds of Thorpe Hall will host the first ever Thorpe Christmas Market, a celebration of the spirit of Christmas in a stunning setting.
With over 40 stalls, Santa and Mrs Claus in their grotto, the elves in their workshop, a living crib with real animals, live music and other entertainment, food and drink for every taste, Thorpe Christmas Market promises a fantastic day out for the whole family.
Thorpe Constantine is located 5 miles northeast of Tamworth off junction 11 of the M42 in the glorious Staffordshire countryside. You can find directions to Thorpe below.
A great day out
There's truly something for everyone at Thorpe Christmas Market from 11am to 7pm, including:
- over 40 stalls
- live music from the Rugeley Power Station Band
- carol singers
- food and drink
- Santa's Grotto and Workshop Experience
- pony and trap rides (weather permitting)
- street entertainers
- a living crib with real animals
We are very proud to offer your little elves a chance to enjoy a private family visit to Santa and Mrs Claus and a tour of the elves' workshop. 'p>
Santa's grotto and elves' workshop are open from 11am to 7pm.
Our memorable experience includes an individual family visit with Santa and Mrs Claus by their fireplace, a special gift from Santa, meeting the elves in the workshop as well as your chance to take lots of photographs.
We invite all children to post their letter to Santa in the dedicated North Pole postbox in the grotto.
Thorpe Christmas Market is open on Sunday 4 December from 11am to 7pm. Parking is free and entry only £5 per person (free under 12) on the gate.
How much is it?
Entry is £5 per person, free for children aged 12 and under. Tickets are available on the gates only. The Santa's Grotto and Workshop Experience costs £10 per child including a special gift, free under the age of 2. Adults go free. Pony and trap rides are £2 for children and £4 for adults.
Tickets for Santa's grotto and elves' workshop are £10 per child aged 12 or under and include a special gift. Anyone over the age of 12 and children who are not yet 2 years old have free entry. All children must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over.
You are welcome to use your own camera or phone camera whilst in Santa's Grotto and Workshop Experience.
Getting to Thorpe
Thorpe Constantine is located 6 miles northeast of Tamworth and around 10 miles east of Lichfield.
Satnav postcode B79 0LH.
Directions to Thorpe will be clearly signposted.
Parking is free. Free disabled parking is available too.
Thorpe is not served by public transport.
Music, music, music
The packed programme includes live music from the Rugeley Power Station Brass Band, carol singers and street entertainers throughout the day.
Whatever the weather
Thorpe Christmas Market is held on a well-draining, hard-surfaced area in and around Thorpe's historic carriage hall. This means that the event is entirely mud-free and enjoyable whatever the weather.
Free disabled parking is available, as are disabled toilets. The event is held on a hard-surfaced area. Santa's Grotto is wheelchair accessible.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Thorpe Christmas Market, except inside Santa's Grotto and Workshop Experience. In the interest of other visitors and livestock, dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.
Pay when you get here
We're not selling tickets online or in advance. Simply pay on the gate when you get here.
Photo left: Thorpe Estate in 1909. Thorpe Christmas Market is held in and around Thorpe Hall's historic carriage hall and stables quarter. The Wedgwood-tiled stable floors at Thorpe used to be protected with straw crafted into the family crest. The stables were recently converted into Thorpe Studios and now provide high quality office, practice and workshop space to a growing community of professionals.