After the announcement that most of Yorkshire will be going back into tier 3, the news that Bolton Abbey is cancelling its Christmas event next month is all the more saddening. The estate managers have stated “recent behaviour at Bolton Abbey” as their reason.
There are fears that people will not stick to social distancing guideline during the event. The event that was due to go ahead would have included a scaled-down version of their usual festive village. The beautiful Strid Wood was going to be transformed into a sparkling Christmas Village, with the kids able to meet Santa for a little gift.
Visitors can still visit the parkland during the new tiering system, but no events will take place. If you have bought tickets for the event, don’t worry, anyone who booked tickets will be refunded.
A spokesperson for the Bolton Abbey estate said: “The decision has been made due to the rapidly changing circumstances of Covid 19, the Government’s response to it and some of the recent visitor behaviour experienced at Bolton Abbey.”
“Given the event sold out, it was a difficult decision and one that was not made lightly. The team are acutely aware of the disappointment this will bring to families and for this they are truly sorry.”
“Bolton Abbey will remain open over the Christmas period for people to enjoy the various walking trails along the banks of the River Wharfe, through Strid Wood or across the heather moors.”