Visit a Christmas tree farm

Christmas trees displayed outside at Christmas tree farm

Short, squat and bushy or tall, long-limbed and spare: Christmas trees are as varied in habit as the shapes of those who pick them. Everyone has their say and eventually the perfect specimen is selected, bundled into netting and hoisted back to cheer house and home.

Click here to search for a British Christmas TreeGrowers Association Christmas tree farm in your area

Tayside Forestry
Strathmartine, near Dundee
Open 1-22 December, 9am-6pm
This family-run business now grows around 80,000 trees in an environmentally friendly way. Select your own growing tree and watch as they cut it for you.

Mileburn Christmas Tree Farm
Ballymena, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland
Monday-Saturday, 10am-10pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm
Choose from Noble Fir, Norway Spruce, Nordman Fir and more at this family-run farm in County Antrim. Select one to cut or take away an organically grown potted tree to plant out after Christmas.

Raby Castle

Darlington, Country Durham
Christmas events 1-23 December
Buy a Christmas tree grown in the estate, as well as visit Santa's grotto, plus tea room and shop.

Wilderness Wood
Hadlow Down, East Sussex
Christmas festival from 30 November- 22 December
Reserve a cut-your-own tree and come back later to take it home, while popping in to the beautifully decorated Christmas shop to find natural decorations or lunch in the timber-frame barn using locally sourced ingredients. Don't miss the Christmas Tree lighting party on 30 November.

The Tree Barn
Christmas Common, Oxfordshire
Open from 3 November
For just six weeks a year, this farm opens its doors to the public so you can choose your tree grown on the farm, pick up a handmade garland, and even get the decorations.

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