Record Christmas openings at Gunby

More than 1,000 visitors were welcomed at National Trust property Gunby Hall and Gardens during its recent '˜Pantomime Fever' open weekends.

Gunby Staff decorating: Nigel Hodges, Rachel Marriott and Roni Sellers

Visitors enjoyed the colourful pantomime scenes and lovely Christmas decorations, as well as going for a turn in the gardens and tucking into mince pies in the tea room.

Visitor experience manager Astrid Gatenby said: “We’re delighted to have had record numbers at our Christmas openings.

“Many visitors mentioned to us that a trip to Gunby has now become part of their family’s Christmas traditions.

“With the help of our wonderful volunteers and staff, we welcomed more than 37,000 visitors in 2016 , giving us another hugely successful year.

“We would like to thank everyone who has supported us this year and we wish everyone a very prosperous and happy 2017.”

Gunby will now close for a few months and will reopen to the public on March 18, with many exciting events planned for next year.

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