An Afternoon Audience with Father Christmas

Our favourite visitor is returning to Lyme. Bring your little ones to experience the magic of the season, and receive a gift from Father Christmas. Become Father Christmas' helper and make an edible gift. Join us for craft and festive treats.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Explore all the tradition and magic of Christmas at Lyme, with 'An Audience with Father Christmas.' Listen to an enchanting story and receive your gift from Father Christmas.

Continue your day and get creative with our edible craft. Father Christmas' little helpers can snuggle up with a drink and treat and create an edible gift for family or friends.

With each child craft ticket, adults can also treat themselves to a festive hot drink and cake for just £5 per adult, payable on the day.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Child £14.95
    Per Child including craft
  • Child £9.95
    Per Child excluding craft
View admission charges
Lyme

Prices

House and Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.00 £10.00
Child £5.50 £5.00
Family £26.40 £24.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.00
Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £5.00 £4.50
Child £2.50 £2.25
Family £13.25 £12.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.60

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...

Free for all National Trust members

Park entry (Standard Admission): car £8, motorbike £4, minibus £12, coach £25. Free for under 16s, blue badge holders and NT members.

For group bookings information: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lyme/documents/group-bookings-at-lyme-2019.pdf

To book a group visit please complete the following: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lyme/documents/lyme-group-booking-form-2019.pdf or call 01663 762023.

(Please copy and paste the link in to your search bar)

For the Forest School Consent Form please copy and paste this link in to your search bar

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lyme/documents/forest-school-consent-form-.pdf

 

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Park in the main car park & head to the house to check in at the Ticket Office 15 minutes before your slot. Then gather in the Courtyard where Father Christmas' helpers will be on hand to guide you.
Accessibility
There is one step into the chapel, a ramp is available on request - contact lyme@nationaltrust.org.uk after booking. Also let the Ticket Office staff know on arrival if you require accessible entry.
Other
Complete your day of Christmas magic at Lyme. Once you have met Father Christmas and received your present, why not become one of Father Christmas' helpers and create a special gift for someone else. Book an Audience with Father Christmas craft ticket. Children can get creative building an edible Christmas tree decoration for family or friends. As they work on their festive creations, children can enjoy a drink and Christmas biscuit. Accompanying adults can treat themselves to a hot drink and festive treat for £5 per person. Present your craft included ticket at the Ale Cellar for your craft kit and discount. Ale Cellar open 1pm - 4pm. Car parking charges apply. Entry to park, house and garden is free for NT members. Tickets to Father Christmas do not include access to the Christmas Exhibition. Each child may be accompanied by up to 2 adults.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
10 December 2019 13:40 - 14:10 Available
14:20 - 14:50 Available
15:00 - 15:30 Available
15:40 - 16:10 Available
11 December 2019 13:40 - 14:10 Available
14:20 - 14:50 Cancelled
15:00 - 15:30 Available
15:40 - 16:10 Available
12 December 2019 13:40 - 14:10 Available
14:20 - 14:50 Available
15:00 - 15:30 Cancelled
15:40 - 16:10 Available
17 December 2019 13:40 - 14:10 Available
14:20 - 14:50 Available
15:00 - 15:30 Available
15:40 - 16:10 Available
18 December 2019 13:40 - 14:10 Available
14:20 - 14:50 Available
15:00 - 15:30 Available
15:40 - 16:10 Sold out
19 December 2019 13:40 - 14:10 Available
14:20 - 14:50 Available
15:00 - 15:30 Available
15:40 - 16:10 Sold out

Upcoming events

Lyme Runners Group

Tue 10 Dec 2019
10:00-11:00
Join a regular runners group on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Volunteer Led Walks

Tue 10 Dec 2019
10:30-12:30
Walk on 10 December has been cancelled. Join a monthly walk, led by Lyme's volunteers, taking in different routes and views each month.

Soft Archery

Tue 10 Dec 2019
12:00-15:00
10 December archery session has been cancelled.

An Afternoon Audience with Father Christmas

Tue 10 Dec 2019
13:40-14:10
Our favourite visitor is returning to Lyme. Bring your little ones to experience the magic of the season, and receive a gift from Father Christmas. Become Father Christmas' helper and make an edible gift. Join us for craft and festive treats.

Winter Games

Tue 10 Dec 2019
14:00-16:00
Get active outdoors this Christmas

Winter Sunset Walk

Tue 10 Dec 2019
15:00-17:00
We are very sorry, this event has been cancelled due to high winds and adverse weather conditions.