Wynyard autumn useONE of the North East’s most popular events is set to be bigger and better than ever this year.

The annual Wynyard Christmas Fayre, at Wynyard Hall, Tees Valley, has become a firm favourite with shoppers keen to snap up locally sourced food, jewellery, fashion, gifts and homeware.

However, this year’s three day event, from 20 to 22 November will not only take place in the hall itself, but will lead visitors through the grounds, to the hotel’s Grand Marquee and recently opened Walled Garden.

Along with the chance to shop at more than 150 stalls, visitors will be able to enjoy mulled wine or afternoon tea in front of open, log fires in the Hall’s state rooms, while singers perform traditional Christmas carols.

They can then either make their way on foot or take a shuttle bus to the Grand Marquee where there will be further stalls and the chance to explore the adjacent Walled Garden’s visitor centre and café.

There, they can choose from a wide range of food and gifts sourced from suppliers in the North East and North Yorkshire and enjoy a light meal or snack overlooking the garden.

Those wishing to walk from the Hall to the Grand Marquee and Walled Garden should wear appropriate footwear.

The Wynyard Christmas Fayre will take place from 10am to 5pm on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 November and from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 22 November.

There will also be a special preview evening on Thursday 19th November between 5.30pm and 9pmfor holders of advance tickets purchased from the hotel’s website.

Tickets for the Fayre cost £4 if bought in advance and £5 on the door and can be purchased by calling 01740 644811 (option 5) or via www.wynyardhall.co.uk.

While entry to the visitor centre is free, there is a £5 charge for entry to the Walled Garden.