An event not to miss is the Dickensian Christmas taking place at Oxfordshire’s magnificent Blenheim Palace. Enter the houseand you will be whisked back in time, with a grand table setting, crackling open fires and exquisitely decorated Christmas trees.

There is also festive singing and fun storytelling (at no charge) to lift your spirits. Many fun craft activities will be on hand, to keep children busy in The Shop (a nominal charge applies).

Timeline: Dickensian event: 9th November to 13th December Storytelling: 23rd to 24th November, 7th to 8th December

Prices: Palace, Park and Gardens: adults £22, conc’s £17.50, child £12, family £58 (Please check website for Park and Gardens ticket prices)

Telephone: 01993 815600

Visit: www.blenheimpalace.com