Three places to choose and chop your Christmas tree

Bringing your Christmas tree home is always a special moment, but for those wanting the ultimate festive experience many British Christmas tree farms offer a ‘choose-and-chop’ option. 


16th December 2015

After great deliberation of ‘what about this one?’, or ‘I prefer that one’ and the eventual, ‘let’s just go with the first’, you can then seize your axe and have the great satisfaction of chopping the tree down yourself.

So grab your warmest hat, pull on your wellies and head to the woods today - here's three Christmas tree farms, which let you choose and chop your Christmas tree.

1. Salem Christmas Tree Farm, Llandeilo

Turn choosing a Christmas tree into a festive day out in this 27-acre Welsh smallholding, which also offers stunning woodland walks, a Christmas shop and the chance for children to meet Father Christmas.

If you don't fancy chopping your own tree, freshly cut trees are also on offer. This festive farm is open for business until dusk on Christmas Eve.


2. Friezeland Farm, Warwickshire

Choose from more than 30,000 tree varieties including,  tradition spruce trees, non-drop trees, blue spruce and pot grown trees at this large woodland estate in Warwickshire. You can pick and chop your own tree or opt to have it potted so you can plant in your garden after the festive season. 


3. Leaton Knolls Estate, Shropshire

Leaton Knolls has a great variety of trees that have established it as Shropshire’s leading Christmas tree retailer for the past 30 years. With a range of pre-cut trees also available, those feeling adventurous can wander among the trees of the plantation and cut down the tree they want for their home. 


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