25-26 November, 1-3, 8-10, 15-23, 27-30 December 2017
Festive Horse Drawn Carriages Rides
What can be more magical than a horse carriage ride in beautiful Richmond Park?
This winter, we’ve teamed up with Operation Centaur to bring you a six-person Park Brake drawn by our majestic Shire Horses, allowing you to experience Richmond Park like never before. Enjoy the sounds of hoofs and bells, revel in the crisp air and watch the wildlife up close while you snuggle under a blanket … and have some sloe gin and a mince pie to truly get into the festive spirit!
The 90-minute experience begins at Holly Lodge, Richmond Park, where you'll be met with refreshments. You will take your place in the carriage embarking on a 60 minute ride through the park in all its winter beauty! You'll also be treated to a unique behind-the-scenes visit of the working stables.
There are two rides per day: one at 12.00 and one at 13.00. Please ensure you book the correct time and day.
Proceeds from the horse drawn rides will help fund sustainable conservation initiatives with the working Shire horses in The Royal Parks.
Important booking information:
9 December 2017
Walking Tour - Christmas with Victoria and Albert
As the year’s shortest day approaches, join us for a stroll in Kensington Gardens to discover how Queen Victoria and her consort Prince Albert introduced many of the traditions we recognise today. Discover why the robin features on Christmas cards and see first hand where the geese were traditionally fattened for Christmas dinner.
Some traditions stretch right back to pagan beliefs and were developed to sustain us through winter’s darkest days, so come along and let our expert guide tell you more!