It’s tree time at Longshaw

Choosing a tree.
Choosing a tree.
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Christmas Trees at Longshaw will be on sale from this Saturday, 26 November, which marks the start of National Tree week. Longshaw is a beautiful place to visit at this festive time of year, and buying your Christmas Tree from the National Trust will help to fund future conservation work at Longshaw.

Both non-needle drop cut trees, and rooted trees from the nursery such as Nordman Fir & Fraser Fir are available. People who keep their rooted trees healthy over Christmas are welcome to come back to re-plant them with the help of National Trust wardens, on Saturday 7 January from 11am – 2pm. The cut trees are all sustainably sourced and there are five different types to choose from.

The annual Family Christmas Crafts weekends will be held on Saturday 3, Sunday 4, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December, at Longshaw’s Moorland Discovery Centre. With musical entertainment provided by Hope Valley College and other local musicians, children’s Christmas craft activities, a winter woodland trail to follow, and a warming cup of tea in the Visitor Centre (free with every Christmas tree!), there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Longshaw Warden Mark Bull says: “Christmas at Longshaw is fantastic! Everyone gets into the festive spirit for these weekends, choosing their Christmas tree and joining in the festive fun. With all the profits from tree sales going back into looking after the Longshaw Estate, this is a great way for the wider community to help us to look after Longshaw and the Peak District.”

Christmas tree sales begin on Saturday 26 November and end on Wednesday 21 December, and visitors can choose their tree from 10am – 4pm daily. Longshaw’s Christmas Weekends are on Saturday 3, Sunday 4, Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 December, from 10.30am – 4.00pm. The events cost £2 for children to make Christmas crafts, and are part of an annual programme of events with the National Trust in the Peak District. For more information please call us on 01433 631757 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/peakdistrict.