The National Trust has detailed its Christmas festivities at sites across the county.

The charity will be holding several events at its Cornwall sites, featuring enchanted houses, fairy tale stories, handmade garlands, seasonal food and gifts, all to give a taste of what Christmas looks, feels, sounds, smells and tastes like in the South West.

Cotehele, near Liskeard, will be displaying its traditional 60ft flower garland in the colours of red, white and blue this year to honour the centenary of Armistice Day, partnered with a collage of thousands of paper flowers by Dominique Coiffait. There will also be carol singing, a family rail, craft and workshops as well as a visit from Mother and Father Christmas.

Carol singers will also take over Godolphin, with a family-friendly theatre production and Christmas tours. The garden however will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

At Lanhydrock, the past will be revived. Halls, gardens and house will be decorated for a Victorian Christmas with sparkling trees and roaring fires. Guests will be able to help servants prepare Victorian festive foods and enjoy traditional Christmas lunches.

Trelissick will be the place to go after dark. The garden will be illuminated, leading into the house and its festive decorations. Father Christmas will be here too for festive storytelling and you can even meet his reindeer. There will also be craft classes to make your own wooden Rudolph.

At Trerice, near Newquay, its famous barn will be full of hundreds of handmade golden stars, with classes on how to make your own. A Tudor Father Christmas will also be at hand to talk traditional tales and enjoy two Tudor banquets.