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SOLD OUT! Carols by Candelight at St Mary’s Church with High Tea

5th Dec 2021

Mark the Hope, Peace, Joy and Love of Advent this December

From £15 per person, get into the Christmas spirit by joining us from 4pm for traditional carols and readings of festive favourites, in the beautiful setting of St Mary’s Church. This long-established celebration of the Yuletide season will take place by candlelight.  

After the carols, it is just a very short walk to The Lydiard House Conference Centre, where high tea will be served.  This includes a selection of hand cut sandwiches and a cream tea.

Carols by Candelight are available on Tuesday 7th December (please note: Tuesday 14th December and Tuesday 21st December are SOLD OUT!)  Advance booking is essential.

To book, please call 01793 464644 or email Full payment over the ‘phone is required to secure your booking and a minimum of 24 hours notice is required.

On the day of your visit, please make sure you arrive at Lydiard House Museum at least five minutes early to be ready for the guided tour. The tour will last approximately 45 minutes, after which your delicious festive afternoon tea will be served in our onsite venue, The Lydiard House.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation must be made by telephone at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled booking for a full refund. Please call 01793 464644 between 10am and 4pm to cancel your booking. An administration charge will be payable on cancellation.


Time: 16:00 - 18:30

Location: Lydiard House and Park Lydiard Tregoze Swindon SN5 3PA Telephone: 01793 466664 Email:

Cost: £15 per person

Happening Today, 5th Dec 2021
Santa Vs Rudolph Run 2021

Location: Lydiard House and ParkLydiard Tregoze
Telephone: 01793 466664

Time: 08:30 - 13:00

Cost: Various prices - see website for more info

Following the success of the previous Santa versus Rudolph Runs, Brighter Futures have again joined forces with the Swindon Phoenix Rotary Club to bring you a Christmas Run this year.

After last year's popular virtual race, the organisers are excited to bring back Santa versus Rudolph.

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Join them from 8:30am on Sunday 5th December to run, walk or jog 3k, 5k of 10k and there will be a spectacular Christmas medal as your reward.

Registration opens at 8:30am with the warm up from 10:30am and the race starting at 11am.

All profits raised will again be donated to Brighter Futures and Wiltshire Air Ambulance. The organisers have kept the entry price competitive, but would encourage you to set up fundraising pages or make a donation at the checkout. Since the pandemic began in 2020, all charities income has been heavily impacted and every single penny raised will help to save lives locally.

Brighter Futures is the registered charity of Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which supports services at Great Western Hospital and in community health sites across Swindon. Brighter Futures aims to raise funds to support an extraordinary provision of care to patients and help deliver joined up services for local people at home, in the community and in hospital helping them to lead independent and healthier lives.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance is a registered charity providing essential Helicopter Emergency Medical Services in Wiltshire, Bath and surrounding areas. The charity's mission is simple: we save lives. Our paramedics are trained in critical care skills and, together with the specialist medical equipment they use, it enables them to deliver gold standard medical care to patients.

Distance: 3k, 5k or 10k plus a virtual option.

Fancy Dress: Please dress as Team Santa and Team Rudolph – or anything else Christmas themed. Santa hats and Reindeer antlers are included in your entry fee.

Cost: £12 per adult (aged 17+) £9 per child (aged 16 and under) £25 family of four (2 adults aged 17+ plus 2 children aged 16 and under) Infants under 4 are free. Service fees apply.

To book your space, click here