You are cordially invited to the very first food and exclusive Christmas gift market at Braxted Park

Following on from our recent success with very popular and well attended Christmas parties we are launching a Christmas market to showcase local, high quality, unusual and affordable art, crafts, design and gifts. Discover amazing gift ideas and delicious tasting experiences all wrapped up in a food festival curated by celebrity chef Tim Maddams. We are focusing on filling our Pavilion with the best of local independent retailers, small producers and craftspeople.


Tickets


Free registration and masterclass ticket purchase is now open!

Entry is free but due to popular demand all adults will be required to register and show their ticket on arrival to gain entry. Each ticket will also include a free glass of mulled wine. Please follow the 'Book tickets' link below and choose General Admission.

Unfortunately pre-registered tickets for Mother Christmas' gingerbread decorating have sold out but there will be some 'walk-in' sessions available throughout both days.

The are a few tickets left for our cookery masterclasses with celebrity chef Tim Maddams on Saturday and chef Steve Walpole on Sunday. There are limited slots on each day so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Click the button below to book your tickets via our secure box office provided by Maldon District Council.

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Cookery Masterclasses

Why not learn an impressive new skill while you are here by joining one of our fantastic cookery masterclasses with celebrity chef Tim Maddams on Saturday 1 December and chef Steve Walpole on Sunday 2 December. 

Tim is a chef, food writer and cookery teacher with a love of the Great British countryside and wild food.Tim has written and published the River Cottage Game Handbook and his knowledge of game is impeccable. He focusses on producing amazing dishes using ethically produced, sustainable and locally sourced ingredients.

Steve Walpole has been passionate about food and cooking since he started a Saturday job in a local restaurant at the age of 15! He went on to gain a whole host of college qualifications, diplomas and awards including Awards of Excellence winner in 2000, parade de chefs medals, roux scholarship finalist, advanced culinary arts diplomas in both kitchen/ larder work and pastry work.  Steve’s philosophy is “Food is something to love and respect, less is more, keep it simple. Always try; some of the best results come from making mistakes."


Entertainment


There's something for everyone at our first ever Christmas Food and Gift Market.

Saturday 1st December, 10am-3pm

10am - Ceremonial ribbon cutting and official opening of the market.
11am - Carol Singing from Heybridge Primary School Choir in the performance area.
12pm - Sensational singing from fresh and new choir Funky Voices.
1pm - The UKs finest vintage female trio The Rockabellas singing a selection of festive hits in the performance area.
2pm - Inspirational and uplifting singing from The Big Sing Community Choir in the performance area.

Sunday 2nd December, 10am-3pm

10am - Carol Singing from Baynards Primary School Choir in the performance area.
11am - Carol Singing from St Peter’s Young Singers in the performance area.
1pm - The UKs finest vintage female trio The Rockabellas singing a selection of festive hits in the performance area.

Throughout both days

  • Situated in the famous Walled Garden Pavilion, the Braxted Park Christmas Market offers a host of small gift shops of every variety. See who's exhibiting.
  • The food court will feature delicious treats from around the world.
  • Gingerbread decorating with Mother Christmas in the Orangery.
  • Join a cookery masterclass with Tim Maddams on Saturday or Steve Walpole on Sunday. Charge applies, book online here.
  • Visit Santa’s reindeer in their vintage sleigh outside the Orangery.
  • Learn a new skill with floral demonstrations and workshops in the Breakfast Room and order your Christmas floral decorations.  No booking necessary.
  • Enjoy a tour of the beautiful grounds of Braxted Park from the comfort of a horse and carriage ride.  Starting from outside the main house, no booking necessary.

Information for visitors


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Enjoy a variety of delicious foods and browse unique not-on-the-high-street stocking fillers all in the grand surroundings of the Braxted Park Walled Garden. Enjoy a short walk round the grounds of this historic house with a complimentary glass of mulled wine for every visitor.

Suitable for all ages and accessibility, Braxted Park is offering a rare treat to come ‘behind the wall’ to enjoy a Christmas Fair with a difference.

December 1st & 2nd 2018, 10.00am to 3.00pm

Entry is free but due to popular demand all adults will be required to register and show their ticket on arrival to gain entry. Each ticket will also include a free glass of mulled wine. There are also tickets available for our cookery masterclasses with celebrity chef Tim Maddams on Saturday and chef Steve Walpole on Sunday. There are just three limited slots on each day so please book early to ensure your place.

Click the button below to book your tickets via our secure box office provided by Maldon District Council.

Book tickets

A discretionary donation bucket for The Country Food Trust will be presented upon exit.

Food

Curated by celebrity chef Tim Maddams this zone will feature rare treats from around the world. Enjoy the very best of authentic stone baked pizza made using the finest ingredients sourced locally from Wood Fired Food’s pizza oven through to authentic delicacies from Thailand with Thai Next Door. Be transported to a cobbled street in the heart of Seville or a beach in Marbella with delicious paella from ComplEAT Caterers. Wash it all down with a smooth and delicious sip of locally distilled spirits and liqueurs from English Spirit Distillery or choose a good ol’ glass of festive fizz.

Gifts

Situated in the famous Walled Garden Pavilion, the Braxted Park Christmas Market offers a host of small gift shops of every variety. From bespoke Christmas decorations through to artisan hand-made candles and onwards to something for the larder. Each stall has been chosen for its unique and luxurious offering.

Entertainment

Throughout the market we are putting on a fun filled programme of entertainment to keep young ones (and young at heart ones!) busy while you browse the gift market and get ahead with some Christmas shopping. Children can join Mother Christmas for some festive fun and gingerbread decorating. Unfortunately pre-registered  tickets for Mother Christmas' festive fun and gingerbread decorating have sold out, but there will be some 'walk-in' sessions will be available throughout both days. We are thrilled to announce that Santa’s reindeer will be stopping by in their vintage sleigh. Come along to meet them and find out some interesting facts about these magnificent creatures. We are also playing host to children’s school choirs, church choirs and community choirs for some heartwarming Christmas carol singing to get everyone in the festive spirit.


Confirmed exhibitors

We have a fabulous selection of exhibitors confirmed already, with many more to come. Please contact Fiona if you're interested in becoming an exhibitor on 01621 892305 or fiona@braxtedpark.com

Mike Holmes

Hand crafted wooden toys, pens, chopping boards and gifts. Ideal for filling Christmas stockings.

Melissa Faux

Melissa Faux

Beautiful textile design and homewares.

Puddlepaints

Puddlepaints

Original watercolour and ink artwork.

Enty’s Huffers

Enty’s Huffers

We are a small family run business making bread the old fashioned way.

Twinkledust

Twinkledust

Twinkledust designs beautiful clothing for your gorgeous little ones, we have also sourced gifts and accessories worldwide for those special occasions or just as a treat for you.

English Spirit Distillery

English Spirit Distillery

We are a distillery with a simple mission: to fashion the best tasting spirits in the world, and to ensure that spirit enthusiasts across the land are consistently surprised and delighted by everything we make.

Laudy McB Designs

Laudy McB Designs

We design and make products inspired by our rural Essex surroundings. Mixing our two loves; the countryside and tweed, we make stunning everyday items as well as those exclusive pieces you want to save for someone or somewhere special.

Chappel Chocolate House

Chappel Chocolate House

The Chappel Chocolate House uses quality couverture, including Belgian chocolate, to make small batches of handmade chocolates. We have a range of different flavours including caramels, truffles, moulded chocolates, Easter eggs, Valentines chocolates. We specialise in using herbs and spices to flavour our chocolates.

Totham Bangers

Totham Bangers

We make a wide variety of high quality handmade gourmet sausages, burgers, chorizos and beef jerky.

Inscripture

Inscripture

Award-winning affordable personalised jewellery, cufflinks, keyring's and gifts. You live the moments. We create the memories.

Rust and Hall Jewellery

Rust and Hall Jewellery

Rust & Hall Jewellery Design is a fusion of rustic and earthy pieces with a touch of elegance, style and originality.

Leonie Marks Jewellery

Leonie Marks Jewellery

Handmade jewellery inspired by Scilly and designed and created using a combination of silver, gold & gemstones.

Frank and Grace

Frank and Grace

Inspired by country living, the designs are brought to life using the finest faux fur and traditional tweeds. Our products are all designed and made in the U.K.

Dedham Vale Soap Company

Dedham Vale Soap Company

All Natural handmade soap made in the traditional cold process method using 100% natural and essential oils.

Hollington's Floral Design

Hollington's Floral Design

Floral designer who is proud to support British flowers and foliage.

Piccolo Originals

Piccolo Originals

Handcrafted jewellery, accessories and fused glass decorations and artworks.

Sparkle

Sparkle

Stockists of Katie Loxton products which include beautiful bags, accessories and scarves at affordable prices.

ComplEAT Caterers

ComplEAT Caterers

Come and join in the fun and get an authentic piece of Spain with our delicious paella!

Gourmet Yorkshire Wraps

Gourmet Yorkshire Wraps

"A roast dinner, in a yorkshire wrap!"

Thai Next Door

Thai Next Door

"Spice up your life with authentic delicious thai food"

The Tipsy Grey

The Tipsy Grey

"Gin, fizz and craft beer mobile bar"

The Candle Sanctuary

The Candle Sanctuary

The finest luxury hand poured scented candles

Wood Fire Pizza

Wood Fire Pizza

On a mission to share our love of wood fired food with you. you can find us serving up super tasty wood fired pizza all around East Anglia

Beats Catering

Beats Catering

Forget fine-dining with full silver service and instead embrace the street food revolution, which offers food for the soul ready to be tucked into immediately. Our vintage food truck offering street food in Colchester brings feel-good eats to your door serving up delicious foodie treats that deliver on flavour and look great too

Wild Game Meat

Wild Game Meat

Our family business Wild Game Meat Ltd & Serno Peda was founded in 2012. However, real passion for hunting and great tasting game meat started many years ago, back in Lithuania. We use a selection of venison like red deer, roe deer and elk, with pork and beef, to provide high quality, free range, hot and cold smoked meat

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