The Wintershall Nativity Winter Walk

Friday 18th to Monday 21st December 2020
A Unique Christmas Experience for all the Family On the Wintershall Estate, Surrey

Experience the real Christmas story and walk with Mary and Joseph on their journey to Bethlehem, live at Wintershall this Christmas.  Walk through the stunning grounds of the Wintershall Estate and meet the Shepherds watching their sheep, see the Angel Gabriel across the hillside and help the Wise Men to find the Christmas Star. Each beautifully staged interactive tableau will be performed by the cast in full costume, assisted by a full complement of sheep, donkeys and horses.

With pre-booked timeslots, and following COVID-19 guidelines, walkers will be immersed in the Nativity while staying safe. At Wintershall, there is plenty of room at the Inn for Jesus to be born this December.

This is a truly magical experience to share with family and a rare opportunity to experience the true meaning of Christmas.  Visitors are encouraged to wrap up warmly and to wear suitable footwear for a country walk. Please allow 1½ hours for your visit.  Time slots are available from 1pm to 3:30pm on Friday 18 December and between 10.00am and 3.30pm on Saturday 19, Sunday 20 and Monday 21 December. Each ticket costs £35 and is for a family group of up to six people.

Book early to secure your preferred date and time: www.wintershall.org.uk

 This Winter 2020, Wintershall are telling the Christmas story in new and innovative ways and with schools struggling to book trips and visits, they are taking an Advent workshop to primary school aged children. Now fully booked, The Travelling Crib Advent will reach out to nearly 3700 local pupils in school playgrounds and fields with a small cast of volunteers joining them on the journey of Advent with a day of workshops.  This is a valuable opportunity to reflect and dig deeper into the story of Christmas, as the children meet the people and animals who were travelling to Bethlehem at the time.

The Wintershall Winter Walk and the Travelling Crib Advent Workshops replace the annual Wintershall Nativity, a much-anticipated fixture of the Christmas season performed by the Wintershall Players, producers of the famous Trafalgar Square Passion of Jesus.

The Wintershall Players first performed The Nativity in 1989, with a cast headed by Peter and Ann Hutley and their family on their beautiful farm, the Wintershall Estate, an area of extraordinary natural beauty in the Surrey Hills, less than an hour from London. The cows were evicted from the barn for a night and a handful of people came to see the makeshift production. One of the wise men found himself wearing Ann’s fur hat and their pregnant daughter-in-law sat on a bale of hay with a torch to light the action.

Today, Holly Barn is a licensed theatre and 6,000 visitors have come to see the 90-minute Nativity every year. It featured on the BBC’s Songs of Praise in 1996 and again in 2004. In 2013, the Nativity was performed in the BBC’s Piazza in London to critical acclaim.

For further information / press images please contact Katherine Camps Kilgour at Bright Media on 07958 649502 or email katherine@brightmediauk.com

Additional Information

The Wintershall Nativity Winter Walk: 18-21 December 2020

Timeslots are available from 1pm to 3:30pm on Friday 18 December and between 10.00am and 3.30pm on Saturday 19, Sunday 20 and Monday 21 December.

Each ticket costs £35 and is for a family group of up to six people including any children.

Free parking. Hot drinks and refreshments available.

Please note due to the length of this walk, with hilly sections, it may not be suitable for those under 3 years old. Pushchairs will not be suitable, so baby carriers are recommended for very young children. Sorry dogs are not allowed, with the exception of guide or service dogs.

Address: Wintershall, Gate Street, Bramley, Surrey GU5 0LR

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