It wouldn't be Christmas at Attingham without visiting Father Christmas

An elf photogprahs Father Christmas and visitors to his study at Attingham Park

Step through the magic wardrobe and meet Father Christmas at Attingham Park. We'll be hosting this very special visitor on selected days in December, when children will be able to come and meet Father Christmas in his study in the Mansion and receive a memento of their visit.

Father Christmas' schedule is mince pie packed this December but he's made sure he's spending some time at Attingham again this year. Father Christmas will be at Attingham from Saturday 30 November to Monday 23 December at selected times.

To help him out at this busy time each visit is by pre-booked timed ticket to meet him and his grotto gnomes. 

This year there are two different types of Father Christmas visit:

  • Father Christmas Visits
  • Story Time with Father Christmas

Father Christmas Visits (daytime visits)

Father Christmas Visits take place on 30 November, 1, 7, 8, 14, 15 and 20-23 December. Families can book a visit for up to five children to visit Father Christmas at that visit, there will be a new experience behind the wardrobe this year, before going to see Father Christmas in his study. Tickets cost £10 per child and include a soft toy gift, in addition admission charges to Attingham will be payable for all non-members of the National Trust on the day of the visit. 

You can book via the Central Booking Line on 03442 491895 or online here, (please scroll down the page in the link for all dates). 

Father Christmas is very popular and usually sells out quickly. Father Christmas visits are separate from visits to see the Mansion decorated for Christmas. If you would also like to visit the Mansion on the day of your visit please also book tickets for this (entry is by pre-booked ticket), details and booking here or by calling 03442 491895. We strongly recommend you book your Father Christmas Visit tickets first.

Meet Father Christmas this festive period
Father Christmas meeting a young boy being held by his mother, standing around a Christmas tree
Meet Father Christmas this festive period

Story Time with Father Christmas (early evenings)

Story Time with Father Christmas takes place at 3.30pm, 4.45pm and 6.00pm on Monday 2 - Friday 6, Monday 9 to Friday 13, and Monday 16 to Thursday 19 December.

Take up a lantern and join the group to process down to the Mansion for some light Christmas refreshments and a lively and informal story time with Father Christmas and his gnomes in his garden shed. We recommend this event for children aged 5-11.

Tickets cost £10 per person for Story Time with Father Christmas, there is no additional charge for non-members of the National Trust as the Mansion is closed during these times. You can book your ticket for Story Time here or call 03442 491895.

If you wish to visit the Mansion earlier in the day you will need to book a ticket to visit the Mansion and non-members will pay the admission charge for Attingham on the day of the visit. You can book to visit the Mansion here or call 03442 491895.