Father Christmas' Grotto

Book your visit to Father Christmas as he makes a special visit to Osterley to hear your festive wishes this year.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Father Christmas is taking time out of his busy Christmas schedule to make a trip to Osterley. Book your spot to visit him in our Christmas grotto, and receive a special Christmas present.

Your ticket includes a visit to Father's Christmas' Grotto and a present, but does not include entry to the House and Gardens, which is free for National Trust members.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Child £10.00
View admission charges
Osterley Park and House

Prices

House & Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.00 £10.90
Child £6.00 £5.45
Family £30.00 £27.25
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.20
Winter admission
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.70 £8.80
Child £4.85 £4.40
Family £24.25 £22.00
Group Adult N/A £7.50

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.

Please note...

Car Park: £7, Coach parking (unbooked) £10.50. Please note the car park is cash only payments

Park and grounds: free

Entry for National Trust members and under 5's: free

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
This activity is suitable for people of all ages
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet by the South Door of Osterley House
What to bring and wear
Please dress warmly, as the house is often cold
Accessibility
The grotto is on the ground floor and is accessible

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
2 December 2017 11:00 - 11:15 Available
11:15 - 11:30 Available
11:30 - 11:45 Available
11:45 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:15 Available
12:15 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 12:45 Available
12:45 - 13:00 Available
13:15 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 13:45 Available
13:45 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
14:45 - 15:00 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
15:15 - 15:30 Available
15:30 - 15:45 Available
15:45 - 16:00 Available
3 December 2017 11:00 - 11:15 Available
11:15 - 11:30 Available
11:30 - 11:45 Available
11:45 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:15 Available
12:15 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 12:45 Available
12:45 - 13:00 Available
13:15 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 13:45 Available
13:45 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
14:45 - 15:00 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
15:15 - 15:30 Available
15:30 - 15:45 Available
15:45 - 16:00 Available
9 December 2017 11:00 - 11:15 Available
11:15 - 11:30 Available
11:30 - 11:45 Available
11:45 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:15 Available
12:15 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 12:45 Available
12:45 - 13:00 Available
13:15 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 13:45 Available
13:45 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
14:45 - 15:00 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
15:15 - 15:30 Available
15:30 - 15:45 Available
15:45 - 16:00 Available
10 December 2017 11:00 - 11:15 Available
11:15 - 11:30 Available
11:30 - 11:45 Available
11:45 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:15 Available
12:15 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 12:45 Available
12:45 - 13:00 Available
13:15 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 13:45 Available
13:45 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
14:45 - 15:00 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
15:15 - 15:30 Available
15:30 - 15:45 Available
15:45 - 16:00 Available
16 December 2017 11:00 - 11:15 Available
11:15 - 11:30 Available
11:30 - 11:45 Available
11:45 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:15 Available
12:15 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 12:45 Available
12:45 - 13:00 Available
13:15 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 13:45 Available
13:45 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
14:45 - 15:00 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
15:15 - 15:30 Available
15:30 - 15:45 Available
15:45 - 16:00 Available
17 December 2017 11:00 - 11:15 Available
11:15 - 11:30 Available
11:30 - 11:45 Available
11:45 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:15 Available
12:15 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 12:45 Available
12:45 - 13:00 Available
13:15 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 13:45 Available
13:45 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
14:45 - 15:00 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
15:15 - 15:30 Available
15:30 - 15:45 Available
15:45 - 16:00 Available

Upcoming events

Junior parkrun

Sun 22 Oct 2017
09:00-10:00
Enjoy a free timed run around the front lawn area of Osterley as part of the national Junior parkrun series for 4-14 year olds.

Yoga in Osterley House

Sun 22 Oct 2017
09:15-10:15
Experience Osterley Entrance Hall from a different perspective with our yoga sessions every Sunday morning.

Hallowe'en Pumpkin Festival

Sun 22 Oct 2017
11:00-16:00
Join us for a Pumpkin Festival in the breath-taking grounds of Osterley Park and House with family crafts, activities and trails alongside our pumpkin carving activity. How scary will your pumpkin be?

Robert Adam: Total Design/Total Obsession Exhibition

Sun 22 Oct 2017
11:00-17:00
An introductory exhibition about Robert Adam, the great Neo Classical architect and designer

Child Suite Tours

Sun 22 Oct 2017
12:00-12:15
Discover the unseen spaces of Osterley House on our top floor tours.

Paddlesports on Middle Lake

Sun 22 Oct 2017
12:00-16:00
Come and test the waters at Osterley with Canoeing,Kayaking and Paddleboarding on Middle Lake. Our partners from The Sharks Canoe club will guide you on the techniques required to get on the water and enjoy an alternative experience of Osterley.