Five Centuries of Christmas

Immerse yourself in five centuries of Christmas, from earthy Tudor treats to familiar 20th century traditions.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Immerse yourself in five centuries of Christmas, from earthy Tudor treats to familiar 20th century traditions. Enjoy the decorations, feast your eyes on the food of the past, and on the weekends meet Father Christmas as he checks that everything is ready for the big day.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.15 £10.13
Child £5.60 £5.09
Family £27.90 £25.36
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.25
Gardens only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £5.00 £4.54
Child £2.50 £2.27
Family £12.50 £11.36
Group Adult N/A £4.50
Group Child N/A £2.25

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

The basics

Suitability
This an extremely family friendly event
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please park in the normal visitor car park and start your visit at the Coach House as normal.
What to bring and wear
Please dress for the weather.
Accessibility
Please contact the property directly to discuss your access requirements.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
9 December 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
10 December 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
11 December 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
12 December 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
13 December 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
14 December 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
15 December 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
16 December 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
17 December 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Canons Ashby
Email
canonsashby@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01327 861900

Upcoming events

Pumpkin Trails

Fri 20 Oct 2017
10:00-15:00
Dress to impress and join us for a great family day, out hunting our hidden and spooky pumpkins in the grounds.

Spooky Stories: creative writing workshop

Thu 26 Oct 2017
10:30-12:00
Let your imagination run wild writing Spooky Stories with us this Halloween.

Celebrating Edward Dryden - 300 years on

Sat 04 Nov 2017
11:00-15:00
300 years since the death of Edward Dryden, we are paying attention to some of the important items he owned. As you explore the house look out for the highlighted items and find out more about this extraordinary man.

Creating Christmas at Canons Ashby

Sat 18 Nov 2017
11:30-15:00
We have a lot of space to decorate in time for Christmas- come and help us make a decoration out of traditional materials to transform Canons Ashby for the festive season or to put on your own tree.

An Elizabethan Christmas with Eboracum Baroque

Sun 26 Nov 2017
16:00-17:30
Get into the festive spirit with an evening of baroque historical music.

Silver Bells Trail

Sat 02 Dec 2017
10:00-15:00
Bring the family and explore the grounds with a Christmas twist. Find the musical items in our outdoor spaces and make some beautiful festive sounds. Discover them all and win your musical prize.