Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at Meldon Park, Northumberland


Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at Meldon Park, Northumberland

Did you know you can cut your own Christmas Tree in Northumberland? Nothing beats a real Christmas Tree and I think choosing and cutting your own really adds a sense of occasion to the experience. 

Meldon Park is a family estate in Northumberland and they have been selling Christmas Trees for over 30 years. They specifically grow trees for the 'cut your own' market and have in excess of 10000 trees growing for future years. They plant 2000 trees each year. 

Use postcode NE61 3SW, there is ample free parking on site. As you can see from the map below, it is not too far from the A1. 

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at Meldon Park, Northumberland - Map

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree is open Thursday - Sunday from 10am-3pm from 25 November. There is no need to book, just pop along during opening hours. Trees are available on a first come, first served basis so they may have to close early depending on demand. Check their social media before heading out for updates or call 01670 772 341 with any enquiries/questions. 

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at Meldon Park, Northumberland

There are two types of tree to choose from, the Norway Spruce or the Nordman. The Norway Spruce is a traditional Christmas Tree with that unique Christmas smell. They are as fresh as can be straight from the forest and have not been stored like other 'real' Christmas Trees before you bring them home giving them the best chance of lasting. If cared for properly, they should last right through until Christmas. These trees are grown at Meldon Park and available to choose and cut yourself. 

Nordman Firs are renowned for their needle retention and glossy needles. The Nordman Firs are freshly cut and brought in from a farm in Yorkshire and available to view or pick up pre-wrapped if you prefer. These are not part of the cut your own experience. 

If you wish to cut your own tree, here is how it works: 

1 - Collect a saw on arrival 
2 - Choose a tree and cut it down
3 - Get it wrapped and pay
4 - Take it home 

Meldon Park recommend you bring protective gloves as trees can be prickly and all weather footwear such as wellies / walking boots are recommended as it can get muddy and the grass is long in places. 

Prices are competitive and this year, £2 from every tree sold will be split between Daft as a Brush and Maggie's Centre - both are local charities helping Cancer patients here in the North East. 

Top Tips for Caring for Your Christmas Tree: 

  • Stand your tree in a bucket of water / cool place until you are ready to bring indoors 
  • When you're ready to bring your tree indoors, trim a little bit off the end of the trunk (around 1 inch)
  • Try and place your tree in the coolest part of the room away from radiators and fires 
  • Water your tree daily, the base should always be covered with water 
  • After Christmas, your tree needles can be added to your compost pile and real trees can be taken to your local recycling centre. Northumberland council usually provide additional Christmas Tree recycling points in January so check out their website when the time comes

Christmas Wonderland Night at Meldon Park 

This event isn't associated with picking your own Christmas Tree but I noticed it mentioned on their page and it looks cute so thought it was worth a mention. I love that it's an event with treats for the grown ups too. 

Please note, I do not work for Meldon Park or have any association with them. Everything I have shared in this post is from information that is publicly available. If you have any questions, please contact Meldon park using the methods mentioned in this post. 

Looking for more Christmas Ideas? Check out my ultimate guide to North East Christmas events here. 

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