19th Dec - 24th Dec

The Nutcracker – A Magical Christmas Adventure

Sneaky Family

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

Ashridge House

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About the Event

Dates: 19 – 24th December

The Christmas event of the season
Across four rooms in the stunning Ashridge House, you and your family will experience a festive theatre performance like no other – where you’re part of the magical show, and anything can happen.

Treat your family to a once-in-a-season extravaganza, where cherished memories are made and Christmas takes on a life of its own.

“The kids had an absolute ball, and the small groups and excellent attention to detail meant that as grown-ups, we could fully relax and enjoy watching our little ones get involved.”

Step into the Enchanted World of the Nutcracker this Christmas

Join Clara and the Nutcracker Prince on an enchanting Christmas tale,and help them defeat the evil Mouse King. Along the way you’ll journey through the lands of snow and sweets, where adventure, music and immersive theatre lurks around every corner.

Learn how to dance with the Sugar Plum Fairy herself, visit the Wishing Tree and receive a gift from the real Father Christmas.

Festive fun for all ages

From your little ones and older children who still want to believe, to parents and grandparents, there’s something for everyone at our captivating Nutcracker experience. Every room is dressed exquisitely and our performers will immerse you in a winter wonderland of singing, dancing and live theatre performances.

Every stage will be a photo opportunity, ensuring you keep these cherished memories forever.

“Everyone was kept fully involved all the way through. Nobody was overlooked and each character chatted to each child individually.”

A Christmas experience with bells on

Forget the chaos and queues of an ordinary meet Santa – choose an extraordinary fairy-tale experience packed with festive fun and excitement – where Santa isn’t even the best part. Your children will never forget this event, and you’ll never forget the look of joy on their faces.

  • £22.50pp + booking fee (under 1s free)
  • Ticket includes day pass to Ashridge House
  • Meet Santa – includes gift worth £8rrp
  • The experience lasts 45 minutes
  • 4 immersive performance rooms
  • Quiet performances available
  • Plenty of photo ops

Nutcracker Relaxed Sessions:

Friendly nutcrackers, colourful lights and loud audiences maybe the perfect environment for many at Christmas time, however, for some, it can be an overwhelming experience.

This experience is appropriate for children with sensory conditions, are neurodiverse or on the autistic spectrum, as well as other additional needs.

This early morning session is to ensure waiting times are minimal, the sound and lighting will be adjusted, and the story will be communicated in advance, to support families expectations.

  • 24th December – 09:30 – 10:15