Christmas Food and Drink Fair

Enjoy seasonal, heart-warming food and drink at this festive market in the Riding School.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Christmas is a time to enjoy the best local food and drink. Discover local produce, handmade chocolate, cheese and wine, irresistible baking, deli and farm shop produce, and artisan food in the Riding School. With live cooking demonstrations from the Calke chefs, the Christmas Food and Drink Fair will get you in the festive spirit!

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Calke Abbey

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.50 £15.00
Child £8.25 £7.50
Family £41.25 £37.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £14.25
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.10
Garden, stables and park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.70 £9.70
Child £5.35 £4.85
Family £26.70 £24.25
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.20
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.60
Park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £4.20
Child N/A £2.10
Family N/A £10.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.00

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...

Park and stables admission charges apply to all non-members and are paid at the vehicle entry point which is one mile from the main gate. Tickets for the house and garden or garden only are purchased from the Ticket Office by the main car park one and half miles further on.

 

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
This event will take place in the Riding School.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 December 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Property office
Email
calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01332 863822

Upcoming events

Christmas Lunch at Calke Abbey

Tue 10 Dec 2019
12:00-14:00
Indulge in a festive three-course Christmas lunch prepared by the Calke chefs.

Breakfast with Father Christmas

Sat 14 Dec 2019
09:15-10:15
Enjoy a full English breakfast in the café and see Father Christmas and his elves. Unfortunately this event is now SOLD OUT - we apologise for any inconvenience.

Father Christmas in his Grotto (Saturdays - SOLD OUT)

Sat 14 Dec 2019
11:00-11:15
Father Christmas is making a special visit to Calke Abbey this December. Saturday tickets are now SOLD OUT.

Calke Unlocked: Hidden House (age 14+)

Sat 14 Dec 2019
11:00-12:30
Museum tours not for you? Want to have a little fun with history instead? Introducing Calke Unlocked – a new kind of tour at Calke Abbey. Play games, take photos, and see the house in a whole new light.

Christmas Gift Market

Sat 14 Dec 2019
11:00-17:00
Get ahead with your Christmas shopping and discover a range of unique gifts at Calke's Christmas Gift Market.

Christmas Weekends at Calke Abbey

Sat 14 Dec 2019
11:00-18:00
Experience magical Christmas weekends at Calke Abbey, with lights, illuminations and festive fairs for all the family.