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Traditional Tudor Christmas Fayre: Merriment, Yule and Misrule

Set inside the majestic Tudor Barn, our Christmas Fayre is a wonderfully festive shopping experience with a Tudor twist. In the presence of Henry VIII, his queen and company of Tudor and Stuart reenactors, this is your chance to purchase a wide range of locally made crafts and gifts for Christmas, or maybe even treat yourself.

Included in the adult admission cost is the chance to win some amazing prizes.


  • Over 30 stalls selling a selection of unique handmade crafts and local produce
  • Eat, drink and be merry with a selection of Christmas food and treats
  • Enjoy live recitals from local choirs
  • A chance to meet Henry VIII and his queen at the Christmas Court. Loyal servants will receive a gift from the king*.  (Ideal for ages 3 to 12)
  • Experience Tudor and Stuart Christmas traditions, such as ribbon tying on the yule log and festivities 
  • Have your photo taken in the Tudor Kissing Wreath photo booth.
  • Learn about Christmas before Oliver Cromwell with demonstrations from Tudor and Stuart re-enactors.

All adult admission tickets will be entered into a raffle, for a chance to win one of the following prizes:


  • Two-night Channel Islands break in a five-star hotel (including return ferry from Poole with one car)
  • Afternoon tea with Prosecco for four at the 4 star Crowne Plaza, Basingstoke
  • Complimentary lunch for two at the Grade II listed Tylney Hall Hotel
  • Two children’s tickets for Marwell Zoo
  • Family ticket to Milestones
  • Two tour tickets to Bombay Sapphire Distillery.

*As it is subject to space, the Henry VIII Christmas Court Experience must be booked online in advance.

  • Basing House Christmas Fayre


Basing House

Address: Basing House, Barton's Lane, Basingstoke RG24 8AE
Telephone: 01256 463965

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