Christmas at Ashdown Park Hotel is a very special time of year. The atmosphere, magnificent architecture and beautiful festive decorations create a wonderful setting for the ultimate Christmas experience. Complete with traditional hospitality and service, sumptuous festive fayre and a carefully curated programme of events, an Ashdown Park Christmas is unforgettable.

We all know that Christmas is an extra special time of the year for children so we make sure to cater for everything they could possibly expect including; a welcome games pack, a visit from Father Christmas and his special helper plus their own menus. As a family you can enjoy fun in the indoor pool, taking part in a treasure hunt (weather depending) or trips to nearby attractions including the Bluebell Railway and Pooh Corner - the inspiration to AA Milnes' loveable bear stories. You can also choose to book your family tickets to one of the nearby theatres offering pantomimes.


Afternoon Tea will be served in our elegant Drawing Rooms giving you the opportunity to catch up with friends and family. The evening entertainment begins with a Champagne reception served in the elegant lounges accompanied by traditional Christmas carols in the Front Hall. Dinner will be served in the award-winning Anderida Restaurant, followed by a televised Midnight Mass from Westminster with hot toddies and mince Pies. Alternatively, Midnight Mass at Holy Trinity Church in Forest Row is available for those who wish to attend.


Throughout the morning our drawing rooms will be a hive of activity with morning coffee & mince pies and a chance to spend time with family and friends. A lavish lunch buffet will be served in the Harry Clarke Suite to the sounds of our festive Jazz trio. Father Christmas will also be making his yearly visit. A festive estate Treasure Hunt will be available for those who wish to explore the grounds and earn prizes. The evening culminates in a traditional House Party Experience, starting with Champagne and Canapes in the drawing rooms followed by a delicious four-course Christmas dinner in the Anderida Restaurant. For those wanting to stay up a little longer, join with friends, new and old, for some little light heated parlor games in the lounges.


A day for rest and relaxation, there will be a variety of country pursuits available on the lawn, from clay pigeon shooting to archery. Or perhaps a rejuvenating walk or trip to the Country Club might be in order. A smorgasbord lunch will be served in the Anderida Restaurant between 12.30pm- 3.00pm. During the afternoon, test yourself at our ‘General Manager’s Quiz’ with questions for all ages, before tucking into tea and crumpets. The evening brings a truly memorable Cabaret Dinner in the Richard Towneley Suite, a night not easily forgotten. Too Darn Hot will be providing an evening of classic West End and Broadway performances, with a little festive cheer and dancing included to make the evening truly magical.

Dog Friendly

Bring your whole family for Christmas with our Dog-Friendly bedrooms (Fairway Junior Suite or Fairway Studio Suite), please ask our reservation team for more information. 


Prices below are per person, based on two people sharing the selected room type.  Prices include listed programme and VAT.

To book, please contact our reservations team on or call 01342 824988.