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Looking for a real Christmas tree near you in County Durham?

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Buy your real Christmas tree from the Visitor Centre at Hamsterley Forest, Bishop Auckland this year for a wonderful experience and the highest quality, sustainably-grown British Christmas trees.

Treasured family traditions make Christmas extra special so join us this festive season to make choosing the perfect tree part of yours. Wrap up warm, pull on your boots and make it a day for everyone to remember at Hamsterley Forest. 

From 1 December to 20 December, our tree team will be on hand to help you choose from hundreds of spruces, and firs (4ft to 8ft) in the fresh, wintery air of our beautiful forest.

To ensure you have the widest possible selection of trees to choose from, it is recommended you buy your tree on or before 13 December. Don’t worry if you want to put your tree up later, as long as you store it somewhere cool it will stay fresh.

What makes our Christmas trees so special?

  • Quality: Our high-quality trees are Grown in Britain certified - so you can be proud of your superior quality tree
  • Experience: Choose your tree from a beautiful forest location to kick off your Christmas celebrations 
  • Expertise: With 100 years of forestry experience, our experts can help you choose the right tree for your home
  • Support your forests: The money raised from your Christmas tree helps us maintain the forests for wildlife, for you, and for future generations

Christmas events and activities in our forest

Wellies crunching through twigs and leaves. Steaming hot chocolate and a cheek-warming tea. Walking trails and special memories. It’s more than a trip to pick up your Christmas tree.

At Hamsterley Forest we'll have beautiful wintery walks and bike rides, so you can experience a full day out with your loved ones.

More information

Hamsterley Forest, Bedburn, Hamsterley, DL13 3NL
Sales centres open 1 Dec to 20 Dec | Weekdays: 10am to 4pm | Weekends: 9am to 4pm
How much?
Choose a tree to match your budget, size and species requirements.
Free if you buy a tree!