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Pick Your Own Christmas Trees - North East

Updated: Sep 21


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We love Christmas Trees and over the years we have gone back and forwards between a real tree and an artificial tree. The one thing you don't get from an artificial tree is that pine smell. You can actually buy things like air fresheners that hang on the tree to make it smell like a real tree, but even those come no where near the real thing. This year we will be in our new large Georgian home for Christmas (we move in October) so I think we will go with a real tree in the main living area and an artificial in one of the other big bay windows. Over the years more and more places have popped up where you can go and choose your own tree, there are even places where you can chop your own down.

What do you prefer?

Have you seen those hacks where people wrap the artificial tree in film and then store it with the decorations on? That would drive me insane, its all part of the traditions, putting the decorations on together as a family, arguing about who put the lights away and now they're all tangled (even when you wrap them up properly, they always come out tangled!)


(If I missed you from this list, feel free to pop over an email and I will add you to the list)



Where you can find Pick Your Own Trees this year


Christmas Trees North East

Scotch Pine & Nordman Fir trees for sale. They also have a range of stands for sale too. Delivery at extra cost.

Wheathill Farm Whitburn SR6 7EU


East Grange Farm Durham

Nordman Fir trees for sale, stands, wreath & decorations.

Open Last full weekend in November Mon - Sat 9-6, Sun 10-5


Croft Christmas Trees Darlington

Nordman fir, Norway Spruce, Blue Spruce trees available alongside a range of lights, decorations, wreaths and more.

Delivery Available, Open from 19th Nov - 24th Dec. Mon-Fri 9-7 Sat-Sun 9-5

Croft Christmas Trees, Grange Farm, DL2 2TF


Hamsterley Forest, Bishop Auckland DL13 3NL

Usually open 10-4 and sell Firs & Spruce. No opening info yet but keep an eye out and I will update the post.



Raby Castle, Darlington, DL2 3NF

25th Nov Thursdays & Sunday from 10-4 until sold out. Nordman Fir. they have released them.

Usually it is a mix of Nordman Fir and Norway Spruce, alongside various events throughout the festive season.


Kielder Forest visitor centre

One weekend only 5th/6th December. 11-4 Norway Spruce & Nordman Fir


Meldron Park, Morpeth NE61 3SW

Cut your own tree, open from 1st Dec - 24th Dec 10-4 Norway Spruce & Nordman Fir


Chopwell Woods, Gateshead, NE39 2AG

27th Nov - 19thDec 8am-8pm in the Main Carpark. Norway Spruce, Firs and Pines available.


Ormesby Hall, Middlesbrough, TS3 0SR

25thNov Thursdays & Sunday from 10-4 until sold out. Nordman Fir.

Late Night Trees from 13th Dec 10-7 Also wreaths made up with foliage from the grounds.


Durham Christmas Trees, Bowburn, DH6 5NJ

Need to reserve a day and time. Open from 8th November.

Nordman Fir & Norway Spruce.


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