A FROST Queen has cast a ‘cold curse’ at Charlecote Park this Christmas.
The National Trust property near Stratford is inviting visitors in over December to solve puzzles and crack codes on its winter trail in order to help break the curse.
Grace Monson, Programming and Partnerships Manager, said: “The trail celebrates the conservation work that’s taken place over the last 18 months.
“The theme plays on the refurbishment of the Victorian heating system throughout four floors of the house and outbuildings, and the installation of new biomass boiler to help reduce our reliance on oil and gas.
“Inside the house, the Frost Queen’s theme continues with handmade decorations crafted by our volunteers and staff. We’ve recycled lots of materials from the heating project to make the decorations and bring this winter wonderland to life in three of the downstairs rooms of the house.
“Highlights include a string quartet made entirely of reclaimed cardboard, a ball gown made crafted from bubble wrap, and trees made from second-hand books.”
Charlecote Park is open seven days a week from 9am to 4pm (closed December 25). The house is open from 10.30am to 2.30pm every day by timed ticket and booking is essential.
Trails can be purchased separately on arrival and are £3 each.
For more information visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/charlecote-park