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Event Series Event Series: Pick your own Christmas Tree

Key details

When:

Date:

Time:

9th Nov

10:00 - 16:00

10th Nov

10:00 - 16:00

16th Nov

10:00 - 16:00

17th Nov

10:00 - 16:00

Where:

The plantation location will be confirmed closer to opening

See map

Pricing:

Tickets

Per family group, to choose up to 3 trees: £10

Trees from: approx. £20

Bookings close 5pm the day before the event

Choose your tree on the plantation

Everyone has their own idea of the perfect Christmas tree. What could be better than going onto the plantation and choosing it for yourself, right where it has been growing for years! You can wander through hundreds of trees of different shapes and sizes until you find “the One”.

It’s a wonderful experience for everyone; very exciting for children, and your dog (on a lead) is welcome to come with you too.

We’ll cut your special tree, perfectly fresh, just a day or two before your selected collection date.
Choose from 3 collection weekends when you book; your tree will be ready, wrapped and waiting for you and is held until the following Thursday. At a time that suits you (within the collection times), come to Blackthorpe Barn, pay for your tree, take it home and make it look beautiful for the festive season.

Tree Prices

This year’s pricelist for cut trees is available a week or so before the PYO Tree weekends.
Rough price guides from previous years are:
6ft Nordmann/Fraser Firs: approximately £40,
6ft Norway Spruce: approximately £30.
Your tree will be measured and priced according to the current year’s prices.

The PYO Tree service of cutting and preparing your chosen tree for your specific collection date costs £10 in addition to the normal cost of the tree.
If prefer, you are welcome to just buy a pre-cut tree or a potted tree without visiting the plantation.

Rougham Estate is a proud member of the British Christmas Tree Growers Association.
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Important information

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Dog friendly

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Plenty of free parking

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Wheelchairs and prams are welcome on the plantation. Please note that the terrain is very uneven and can be muddy if it’s been raining

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Booking Required

HOW IT WORKS

01

Booking your time slot

Book your time slot and pay online in advance for choosing your tree on the plantation (£10).
You may choose up to 3 trees, all of which must be collected at the same time.
Let us know when you would like to pick your tree up from the 3 weekends on offer (end of November to mid December); trees are held for you until the following Thursday.

02

Arrival

Arrive at Blackthorpe Barn in enough time before your designated slot and park near the plantation where you will see a banner and the Christmas tree hut.

03

Collect your personalised label

Check in at the plantation, confirm your selected collection weekend and collect your special tree labels at the hut.

04

Finding your tree

When you have found your tree, tie the special label on the top so we can find it easily at cutting time and get it ready for you. Why not take a selfie with your tree!

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Location

Make a note of the numbered area in which your tree is located. If you have the What-3-Words app, make a note of the 3 Words.

06

Tell us where to find your tree

On your way out, stop off at the check-in and let us know which numbered area your tree is in, and the What-3-Words location, if you have it.

07

Get yourself a warming drink

Perhaps go to Blackthorpe Barn’s Roots Café for a warming drink after your adventure, or for a browse around the shop, which is open on both PYO Tree weekends or the Arts and Crafts Fair, open on the second PYO Tree weekend.

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And relax...

Head home with the knowledge that you are going to get the exact tree that you want to be the centrepiece of your Christmas festivities, freshly cut and prepared for you, ready when you want it.

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Tree Cutting

Just a day or two before your selected collection days we will go to the plantation, find your tree, cut it and bring it to the Barn where we will prepare and wrap it for collection.

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Collection

Come to collect your tree on your chosen weekend. It will be waiting for you, ready and netted in the tree sales area, to the side of the big Barn. If you can’t make it at the weekend, we will hold your tree until the following Thursday.
Pay for your tree, take it home, and enjoy!
See the tips on looking after your cut tree.

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Tree Delivery

We can offer a tree delivery service, if preferred. Depending on where you live, the delivery cost may vary.
Please email Simon Eddell (Christmas Tree Manager) on simon@roughamestate.com

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Things to bring

  • Warm and waterproof clothes: tree branches can be very wet
  • Gloves: some trees can be quite prickly
  • Sturdy footwear: the plantation be muddy with puddles
  • A tape measure to make sure that the tree is the perfect size to fit your house
Predominantly Nordmann Fir

Due to most people wanting Nordmann Fir for the long needle-retention times and softer needles, this is the predominant tree grown. However, there are other types of tree including Norway Spruce and Fraser Fir, but only in small numbers.

Plantation

Due to trees being grown in cycles, the plantation is constantly evolving, with some trees being cut and others becoming bigger. Therefore the area from which customers can choose a tree will alter as years go by.

Information about pre-cut trees here
See other Christmas events

PLEASE NOTE

When trees are cut

For safety reasons, we cannot cut any trees in the plantations on days when the public are there and members of the public cannot cut trees themselves.
Your chosen tree will be cut at least a week (or more) after your visit the plantation.

Cancellations

If you are no longer able to attend do please cancel your ticket, releasing the time slot for someone else.
Refunds can only be given if the booking is cancelled 3 days in advance of the booked time.
Please fill in the cancellation form (link in the ticket email).

FAQs

Can you deliver the trees?

Yes, we offer a tree delivery service in a radius of about 20 miles from Blackthorpe Barn. Depending on where you live, the delivery cost will vary accordingly.
Please email Simon Eddell, the Christmas Tree Manager, on simon@roughamestate.com for details.

What types of trees do you have?

Due to most people wanting Nordmann Fir for the long needle-retention times and softer needles, this is the predominant tree grown.
However, there are other types of tree including Norway Spruce and Fraser Fir, but only in small numbers.

How do I get to Blackthorpe Barn; what postcode do I use on SatNav?

To get to the Barn, use this postcode: IP30 9HZ.
Not all events on Rougham Estate happen at Blackthorpe Barn; please check the specific details for the event you wish to attend.
More information on finding us easily can be found on our visitor information page.

Are there any dog walks around the area?

Yes, we have some lovely dog walks around the Estate, with more being added soon. Please see our Walks page.

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