Christmas has been a time of celebration at The Poppy Factory for 100 years – so please join us in making the festive season a December to remember!

We’re excited to offer a series of special events in our visitor centre this year, including a Christmas wreath-making masterclass with expert Lilac & Bloom florist, Elena, on Thursday 8 December, and a Christmas cupcake workshop with our in-house 7 Marvels star baker, Cristina, on Monday 12 December.

What’s more, Blackwater Valley Wind Quintet will give a live performance on Friday 16 December, returning to The Poppy Factory following their stunning debut here in September.

Enjoy a festive tea break

Book for any of these sessions and you will also have the chance to discover the heart-warming story of our factory community through the interactive exhibition in our new visitor centre, where the decorations are now up.

We’re also offering three hosted discovery sessions on Monday 5, Tuesday 6 and Monday 19 December for small groups and individual visitors. Guests can enjoy a merry factory tea break, with hot chocolate and festive favourites like mince pies, chocolate log, Christmas cake, ginger cake and fruit loaf.

All funds raised through our visitor centre will go towards employment support for veterans with health conditions in 2023. By joining us this Christmas, you can make a real difference to the ex-Forces community and help veterans transform their lives, whatever challenges may lie ahead.