CHRISTMAS is being extended at Castle Howard with a Twixmas family-friendly magic show in the Courtyard Stables from December 28 to January 7.

The shows, featuring either WonderPhil – who some visitors may recognise from assisting the estate’s Father Christmas – or Just Josh of Big Kids Entertainers.

“Many people spend Christmas and Boxing Day indoors with family and large meals, so we always look forward to welcoming visitors who start arriving on December 27 for a bracing stroll around the grounds or Howardian Hills – walking off the festive indulgence,” said Castle Howard’s head of marketing, Abbigail Ollive.