Home Things to do Things to do Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England. Credit: Alamy Things to do: Ballet in the park, hedgerow wine making and the NGS' latest open garden in Buckinghamshire Country Life rounds up the best things to see, do and book this week. Credit: John Holder / Country Life The 12 party games of Christmas The Twelve Days of Christmas land you with 12 days of enforced revelry. That’s 12 sub-sets of step-relations, 12 afternoons and evenings, 12 tailbacks on the M25. Kit Hesketh-Harvey suggests 12 games to keep you sane. Credit: Alamy The most haunted houses that you can visit in England and Wales Ghosts and country houses go together like strawberries and cream. We name some of the country's best known haunted houses that you can actually visit. The man who made Glasgow: Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) The legacy of Scotland’s best-loved designer transcends the tragedies of his life and greatest work, says Charlotte Rostek. Credit: Getty Things to do in half-term, from Legoland to Petworth, and a deer safari in Shropshire Farewell, brave riders: British Army's White Helmets to disband after 90 years Don't miss their final performances. Credit: Kirsten Holst Royal Hospital Chelsea to host premier showjumping event Nine of the world's top 10 riders will battle it out on the London leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour. Where to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death. Here are exhibitions and events that mark the occasion. The alternative Season: 20 things you must do this summer Anna Tyzack recommends the best alternative ways to enjoy the British summer season. Come on in, the water’s lovely: Why we all love a lido Britain’s historic outdoor swimming pools, long neglected, are back in business. 10 things to do after work in London Living and working in London during the week? We reveal 10 activities to keep you entertained after hours.