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 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:

  • Story Time with Father Christmas
  • Father Christmas Visits (*sold out*)


Story Time with Father Christmas (weekday late afternoon and 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. Each child will receive a gift, and you'll be able to take your own photos to remember your visit. We recommend this event for children aged 3-11 years old.

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.

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

Father Christmas Visits (daytime visits) - *sold out*

Father Christmas Visits taking place on 30 November, 1, 7, 8, 14, 15 and 20-23 December are now fully booked. Admission charges for non-members of the National Trust visiting Attingham will be payable 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 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.