5 December 2014

Feeling Claustrophobic?

For some of us the scariest holiday of the year is not Halloween,
If you missed us at Halloween, here we are at the Hawkshead shop scaring customers with the help of our familiar and village resident Sparky.
...but Christmas!
But never fear dear, the South Lakes retail team are here to elf help you!
Yes, that's right, we are still here over winter so make sure you plan a visit.

When can you visit us?
You probably know that during winter many of our properties, such as Hill Top house, are closed for essentail conservation work and a very well deserved rest.
However, there's still plenty to do, including your Christmas shopping!
National Trust Shop and Beatrix Potter Gallery, Hawkshead
The shop is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm until Christmas eve. We  are also open December 27th to 31st.
The Beatrix Potter Gallery is now closed for winter conservation until 14th February 2015.
Hill Top Shop
The shop and garden at Hill Top are open every day until Christmas Eve, 10:00am to 4:00pm. Entry is free.
The house itself is now closed for winter conservation and will reopen 14th February 2015.
Wray Castle Shop
The castle and shop open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 21st December, 10:30 am to 4:00pm.

Wray Castle shop looking very festive.

And just because it's now cold and dark out there doesn't mean your social life has to dull down too. There's an absolute sleigh-full of goings on in the next few weeks, take a look!
Hawkshead Christmas Fair
A great day our and a perfect opportunity to do your Christmas Shopping!
Hawkshead's annual Christmas Fair takes place on Saturday 6th of December and Sunday 7th of December, between 10:00am and 6:00pm.
The weekend includes over 50 stalls, a Lantern Parage, carol singing, live street music and entertainment, beer festival in the pubs and loads more.
For more info take a look at http://hawksheadchristmasfair.com/

Make sure you pop into the Hawkshead National Trust shop while visiting. We have an unmissable range of gifts and decorations to fill your stockings with, plus we will be offering samples of our delicious new food range.

Struggling with your Christmas shopping or need some inspiration? Pop in and speak to our staff. We would love to help you find that perfect present and will even gift-wrap it for you. Much less stress!!!

Don't forget to visit Santa himself on the weekend at the Beatrix Potter Gallery!

Our Thank You For Shopping Voucher
All profits from the money you spend in our National Trust shops go back into funding our work, so we want to say a great big THANK YOU for shopping with us and supporting us.

Pop into any of our South Lakes shops and pick up our exclusive shopping voucher which entitles you to great discounts in our shops.
Make a purchase in all 3 and be in with a chance to win a fantastic hamper worth £335.
The hamper includes a Go Ape gift voucher work £120 and a variety of wonderful Beatrix potter gifts.
Valid at Hawkshead, Hill Top and Wray Castle shops until 8th December 2014. See voucher for terms & conditions.

Happy shopping!!

by Emma, Hawkshead Shop Supervisor and rebel without a Claus.