The Welbeck Winter Weekend

We are delighted to announce the popular event will return,

26th - 28th November 2021.


Start your countdown to Christmas by spending the day soaking up the festive atmosphere with mulled wine and seasonal food while shopping for hand-made gifts.

The Welbeck Winter Weekend is well known for celebrating all things handmade. The annual event showcases artisan makers, including an Art Market with over 50 artists and makers selected by The Harley Gallery, plus 15 artists' studios and artisan food stalls, specially selected by the award-winning Welbeck Farm Shop.  

Over the years the event has expanded to bring together the finest food producers from across the region, including an array of products from the makers and producers based in the historic Welbeck estate. These include Welbeck Abbey BreweryWelbeck BakehouseWelbeck DairyStichelton Cheese and The School of Artisan Food.




NEW for 2021

Grand Victorian Hunting Stables

To celebrate the return of the Welbeck Winter Weekend the event is moving to a new venue – the 5th Duke of Portland’s Grand Victorian Hunting Stables.


Discover the 5th Duke of Portland’s 19th-century architecture during your visit. For the first time ever, the Welbeck Winter Weekend will be situated in The Hunting Stables, one of the greatest buildings to be part of the 5th Duke architectural endeavours.  

Two architectural drawings that date back to 1857 show that the building included a large internal courtyard, with a fountain for cooling the horses after exercise and an asymmetrical arrangement of 12 sets of stalls – each for eight horses with accommodation above for grooms. It also included rooms for washing, coal stores, corn, straw and hay stores, mess room, surgery and a store for saddles. Manure from the stables would have been used to fill the Pineapple Pits. (The Pineapple Pits were where the East Workshops now stand. Be sure to pay them a visit when discovering the artist studios!)


Interested in applying for a stall? 

Art Market exhibitors can apply via The Harley Gallery website or by emailing Susan Sherrit at

Food Stallholders can find out more by enquiring by email to

For all other enquiries please contact


Opening Times:

Friday 26th November, 10am – 5pm

Saturday 27th November, 10am – 5pm

Sunday 28th November, 10am – 4pm


COVID-19 Update - Ticketing

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety of visitors and staff, a booking procedure and entrance fee is being introduced to control visitor numbers. Further information will be available mid-summer.  


We are hoping with the change of venue and limiting visitors numbers, previous parking issues will be resolved. The number of disabled parking spaces will be increased and parking will be free.

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Discover more

Whilst visiting the Welbeck Winter Weekend, discover The Courtyard at Welbeck – home to The Harley Gallery, Portland Collection, Welbeck Farm Shop and The Harley Café. This treasure trove of curiosities is a perfect location to meet up with friends by the Christmas tree while enjoying foodie delights from The Harley Café and many more.

Stay with us

We have a selection of holiday accommodation here on the Welbeck estate that will make your visit extra special. Stay in the heart of the Welbeck Village in The Winnings or select a stay in a nearby village at Holbeck Farm Barns or Stable Cottage in Belph.