Father Christmas in his Grotto

Father Christmas is making a special visit to Calke Abbey this Christmas. This event is now fully booked – we apologise for any inconvenience.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Father Christmas is returning to his magical stable grotto this year! Tell him just how good you've been this year and what special gifts you are hoping to receive on Christmas morning, then Father Christmas will give you an early Christmas present. This event is now sold out – we apologise for any inconvenience.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Child £5.00
    includes gift
View admission charges
Calke Abbey

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.50 £14.10
Child £7.75 £7.05
Family £38.75 £35.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £13.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.50
Garden, stables and park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.20 £9.20
Child £5.10 £4.65
Family £25.50 £23.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.45
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.20
Park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £3.80
Child N/A £1.90
Family N/A £9.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.25
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £1.60

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...

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

Booking details
Call Online booking only
When booking, choose a time slot and purchase one ticket per child. A 5% booking fee applies.
Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Father Christmas will be in his magical grotto in the Stableyards, follow the signs to find him.
What to bring and wear
Hats, scarves and gloves are recommended - Santa's grotto can get a bit chilly!
Accessibility
There's a small lip on door and the ground may be a little uneven but otherwise accessible.
Other
When booking, choose a time slot and select one ticket per child. We can accommodate up to 3 accompanying adults in the grotto. Please note that a park admission charge applies on arrival: adults £4.20, children £2.10, family £10.50, free for National Trust members.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
1 December 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Sold out
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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Capture Calke on Camera

Sat 24 Nov 2018
10:30-12:30
Bring your camera to Calke and have some fun with the photography team on this creative walk in the park.

Kids with Cameras

Sat 24 Nov 2018
13:30-14:30
Bring your camera to Calke and have some fun with the photography team on this creative walk in the park.

On the First Day of Christmas...

Fri 30 Nov 2018
17:00-20:00
...Father Christmas and his reindeer come to Calke! Join us for a magical, lantern lit evening as Calke gets ready for Christmas.

Christmas Gift Market

Fri 30 Nov 2018
17:00-20:00
Get ahead with your Christmas shopping and discover traditional, vintage, contemporary and handmade gifts in the Riding School.

Father Christmas in his Grotto

Sat 01 Dec 2018
11:00-11:15
Father Christmas is making a special visit to Calke Abbey this Christmas. This event is now fully booked – we apologise for any inconvenience.

Twelve Days of Calke's Christmas

Sat 01 Dec 2018
11:00-18:00
Experience magical Christmas weekends at Calke Abbey, with lights, illuminations and twelve days of Calke's Christmas.