Midwinter’s Magical Quest

Meet the Holly King and Deer Queen in this alternative Christmas adventure!

Embark upon “Midwinter’s Magical Quest” right in the heart of Hampshire and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of ancient traditions brought to life! Join us on a heart-warming journey as we celebrate winter traditions from a time long before the commercial holidays.

Meet the majestic Holly King and the courageous Deer Queen as they lead you on a magical adventure through our ancient buildings, filled with festive crafts and activities. Follow the quest to help bring back the light, and sit together around a crackling fire as you create seasonal crafts and lasting memories together.

Whether you’re celebrating Yule, Christmas, Winter Solstice or something else this winter, our magical adventure is an alternative family day out full of festive fun. Leave behind the hustle and bustle and step into the Evergreen Hall of the Holly King, the Realm of Winter Wishes and the Deer Queen’s Grotto to discover old Christmas traditions and folklore brought to life like never before!

“Midwinter’s Magical Quest” offers an inclusive celebration of the winter season, making it the perfect Christmas event for families seeking something unique. Don’t miss out on one of the most extraordinary Christmas events near you in 2023!


02 - 03 Dec 2023


All Day


Butser Ancient Farm
Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane, Chalton, Waterlooville