Families will have the chance to kick start the Christmas festivities at Kingston Lacy in Dorset on Sunday 23 November with a traditional Stir-Up Sunday event.
Stir-Up Sunday is the traditional day for everyone in the family to take a turn at stirring the Christmas pudding, whilst making a wish. Christmas puddings are made a month before Christmas so the flavours have plenty of time to develop.
This year the National Trust at Kingston Lacy is developing new and old traditions as part of the Christmas celebrations and invites families to join them in making Christmas puddings. On Sunday the team at Kingston Lacy will show you the ingredients that are used to make Christmas puddings and will highlight some of the traditions behind the pudding. Families can then join in stirring the pudding mix whilst making a wish, before taking some of the mix home in their very own mini pudding container to cook at home.
“Christmas is one of the most exciting time of year, and one of the busiest,” said Adrian Dufficy, Assistant Chef at Kingston Lacy. “This time of year is full of traditions new and old for the whole family to enjoy, with the opportunity to make great memories. Making the Christmas pudding is a fantastic way to kick start the festivities and you never know … wishes do come true”.
Stir-Up Sunday sparks the start of the Christmas festivities at Kingston Lacy which will include traditional food and drink tastings, craft activities for the whole family, an illuminated Christmas walk and much more.
Stir-Up Sunday at Kingston Lacy, Wimborne is from 11am – 3pm and costs £2 per pudding made. Normal admission applies, free entry to National Trust members.
More information is available on: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingstonlacy or telephone 01202 883402 (line 8).