Sutton’s Museums and Heritage Houses spread Christmas joy

Published Thursday, 10th December 2020

Experience the magic of Whitehall Historic House and Honeywood Museum with Fun Family Trails

Sutton Council’s museums and heritage houses have been busy creating fun family trails at Whitehall Historic House, Cheam and Honeywood Museum, Carshalton. The trails, which are open until 19 December, offer an opportunity for families to experience the magic of the festive season safely, with both sites now re-opened to the public with COVID-secure measures in place.

At Whitehall Historic House the house mice are busy getting into the festive spirit and preparing a Festive Adventure, including hiding their gifts around the house. In fact, the mice have hidden their Christmas gifts so well that they have forgotten where they have put them! Visitors can follow the festive clues to find the hidden gifts while exploring this magical 500 year old house.

Alternatively, follow the Twelve Days of Christmas trail at Honeywood Museum. Twelve gifts have been hidden around Honeywood museum. Follow the clues to find the gifts and complete the popular song ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’. 

Councillor Steve Cook, Lead Member for Leisure, Culture and Heritage at Sutton Council, said: “This year, more than ever, we need some festive cheer. I’m delighted that the Council is able to offer a safe and fun way to keep little ones entertained, while also giving young and old the opportunity to learn more about the rich history of our borough at our local museums.”

During this uncertain time, the safety and wellbeing of visitors to both sites is of the upmost importance, and we are continually monitoring and responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, so please always pre-book (via Eventbrite) and check our website on the day, before visiting. Our pre-booked timeslots help spread the arrivals and flow of visitors, and we have stringent cleaning practices in place.