Newhailes House is owned by the National Trust for Scotland and their team is getting ready to deck the halls for their bumper festive programme this December, with the help of some magical visitors.

Fairies have been lending a hand, as the charity which conserves and promotes Scotland’s heritage, plans its Christmas events on 10, 11, 17 and 18 December.

Follow the Winter Wonderland trail to find fairies and discover the beautiful Newhailes House, pop in to see Santa, try out some wreath-making, centrepiece making and Christmas crafts and enjoy some inspiring seasonal musical performances in the courtyard’s marquee.

The shop will have a fantastic range of gift ideas and the café will be serving up delicious treats too.

Deputy Property Manager Quonya Huff said: “Christmas at Newhailes is shaping up to be a real cracker. We’ve got magical events for all ages and we’re really hoping that families will grab Christmas by the antlers with the National Trust for Scotland this winter.”

Advance booking is essential for most activities. For tickets and more information visit www.nts.org.uk.