Families join in the festivities at Belsay

FAMILIES can get in the Christmas spirit at Belsay Hall on Sunday with the Caedmon Choir.

The group from The Sage Gateshead will perform unaccompanied, with a repertoire including traditional and contemporary songs from the region, other parts of Britain and worldwide.

Visitors can enjoy the festive music in the Library at Belsay and they will be asked to join in some of the pieces, which include Christmas carols.

There will also be a range of gifts for sale in the hall, as well as free tastings of jams and liqueurs, and the on-site tea rooms will be serving hot drinks and festive treats.

Doors open at 10am, with performances from the Caedmon Choir taking place at 2pm and 3pm.

Entry prices are adults £7.50, concessions £6.80, children (five to 15 years) £4.50 and families £19.50. English Heritage members and under fives go free.

For more information, telephone 01661 881636.