A festive tale with Father Christmas

Father Christmas is waiting by Fountains Hall to tell a festive Fountains tale. He has a gift ready for all those good boys and girls too.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Step into the cosy reading room at Fountains Hall. For the first time Father Christmas is here to read you a festive story. Sit and listen closely to the story he has to tell and if you've been a really good boy or girl this year he has a gift to give you. Due to the size of the Grotto, please only bring two adults per family group.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Child £10.00
    Father Christmas story time
View admission charges
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £17.60 £16.00
Child £8.80 £8.00
Family £44.00 £40.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £15.20
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.60

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

National Trust and English Heritage members free (except English Heritage corporate and education memberships). Free admission to St Mary's Church.

All members need to bring their cards, including family passes. 

A family ticket includes 2 adults and 3 children. Under 5s go free. 

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Fountains Hall
Accessibility
There's no accessible access to Fountains Hall. If you're not able to access Fountains Hall but still want to see Father Christmas please give us a ring to make alternative arrangements.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 November 2019 11:00 - 11:45 Available
12:00 - 12:45 Available
13:15 - 14:00 Available
14:15 - 15:00 Available
15:15 - 16:00 Available
24 November 2019 11:00 - 11:45 Available
12:00 - 12:45 Available
13:15 - 14:00 Available
14:15 - 15:00 Available
15:15 - 16:00 Available
30 November 2019 11:00 - 11:45 Available
12:00 - 12:45 Available
13:15 - 14:00 Available
14:15 - 15:00 Available
15:15 - 16:00 Available
1 December 2019 11:00 - 11:45 Available
12:00 - 12:45 Available
13:15 - 14:00 Available
14:15 - 15:00 Sold out
15:15 - 16:00 Available
7 December 2019 11:00 - 11:45 Sold out
12:00 - 12:45 Available
13:15 - 14:00 Available
14:15 - 15:00 Sold out
15:15 - 16:00 Sold out
8 December 2019 11:00 - 11:45 Sold out
12:00 - 12:45 Sold out
13:15 - 14:00 Sold out
14:15 - 15:00 Sold out
15:15 - 16:00 Sold out
14 December 2019 11:00 - 11:45 Available
12:00 - 12:45 Available
13:15 - 14:00 Sold out
14:15 - 15:00 Sold out
15:15 - 16:00 Sold out
15 December 2019 11:00 - 11:45 Sold out
12:00 - 12:45 Sold out
13:15 - 14:00 Sold out
14:15 - 15:00 Sold out
15:15 - 16:00 Sold out
21 December 2019 11:00 - 11:45 Available
12:00 - 12:45 Sold out
13:15 - 14:00 Sold out
14:15 - 15:00 Sold out
15:15 - 16:00 Sold out
22 December 2019 11:00 - 11:45 Sold out
12:00 - 12:45 Sold out
13:15 - 14:00 Sold out
14:15 - 15:00 Sold out
15:15 - 16:00 Sold out

Contact Info

Name
Fountains Abbey
Email
fountainsabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01765 608888

Upcoming events

Winter bird walk

Sat 16 Nov 2019
11:00-12:30
Discover which feathered friends are calling Fountains Abbey their home this winter.

Preserving at Swanley Grange

Sat 16 Nov 2019
11:00-15:00
Come and experience the medieval way of preserving food and taste the results.

Winter garden tours

Sat 16 Nov 2019
11:30-12:30
Join a free tour to learn more about the Aislabies, the father and son who created this World Heritage Site water garden.

Winter abbey tour

Sat 16 Nov 2019
13:30-14:30
If these walls could talk… Join one of our knowledgeable guides as they bring to life the dramatic history of this fascinating building.

National Lottery's #ThanksToYou

Sat 23 Nov 2019
10:00-16:00
You can visit Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal water garden free of charge as part of the National Lottery's #ThanksToYou campaign.

A festive tale with Father Christmas

Sat 23 Nov 2019
11:00-11:45
Father Christmas is waiting by Fountains Hall to tell a festive Fountains tale. He has a gift ready for all those good boys and girls too.