Finding Father Christmas

Book now for a magical adventure to find Father Christmas and his lost presents in the enchanted woods at Polesden Lacey. Fri, Sat, Sun from 27 Nov – 19 Dec; Daily from 20 Dec – 23 Dec. Various performance times each day.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Deep in the enchanted woods, two lost elves need help finding Father Christmas and the lost presents.

Father Christmas's Santa-Nav has malfunctioned, confusing Polesden Lacey for the North Pole. After a bumpy landing, a sack of presents has fallen from the sleigh and scattered through the woods. Father Christmas and his two elves have become separated and need help finding each other and the presents.

Join in the fun and help to get Father Christmas and his Elves back on track. The event includes a small gift.

Please arrive 30 minutes before your timeslot to allow you time to pass through Visitor Reception and walk to the ticket collection point on Admiral’s Walk.

Normal admission charges apply. £10 per child.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £0.00
    A maximum of 2 adults per booking
  • Child £10.00
    Under 1s are free
View admission charges
Polesden Lacey

Prices

House and Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.40 £14.00
Child £7.70 £7.00
Family £38.50 £35.00
1 adult, 2 children £23.10 £21.00

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...

The gardens, estate, shop, and cafe at Polesden Lacey are open all year. The house is open daily from 1 Mar - 5 Sept. See Opening Times for more information.

Child Tickets:
Please note that child tickets are for those aged between 5 and 17 years.  Under 5s can visit for free free. 

Parking:
Members park for free. Please scan your membership card on the car park machine. Non-members: £2 up to and including 2 hours, £5 all day. 

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Suitable for children.
Meeting point
From Visitor Reception, follow the event signs. These will lead you to Admiral's Walk, where you'll find a ticket collection point and the start of your experience.
What to bring and wear
This is an interactive outdoor experience and appropriate clothing and footwear is recommended. It takes place in the woods where the trails can often be muddy.
Accessibility
There is good access to the event area, which is a woodland trail laid with woodchip. The trail is clear and well maintained but assistance may be required from a carer in certain cases.
Other
Each session lasts 20 minutes with a maximum of 24 people per session. A maximum of two adults will be allowed per booking. To respect our other participants, dogs are unable to join in this activity.

Contact Info

Name
Polesden Lacey
Email
polesdenlacey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01372 452048

Upcoming events

Trust 10K

Sun 24 Oct 2021
09:00-11:00
Join us on the fourth Sunday of the month for our free 10k trail run. Suitable for all abilities, the 10K circular route takes you through the Polesden Lacey Estate and Ranmore Common. This is an informal run and a great way to get out and enjoy...

Monthly Ramblers Walk

Wed 27 Oct 2021
09:30-11:30
Come with friends or make some new ones on this invigorating social stroll around the Polesden Lacey countryside. Taking place every fourth Wednesday of the month, this volunteer-led walk takes an hour and a half. Dogs on a lead are welcome. Meet...

Photography Workshop

Fri 29 Oct 2021
10:00-16:00
Learn to take great photos with the help of our award-winning photographer. A one-day workshop on 29 Oct, 30 Oct, 3 Dec, 4 Dec

Silver Strollers Walking Group

Fri 05 Nov 2021
10:00-12:00
Join the Silver Strollers walking group for an easy walk with a few steady inclines, taking in some of the best views from Polesden Lacey. This volunteer-led walk takes an hour and a half. Walkers should be sufficiently fit to walk 1-2 miles....

Dog Walking Group

Tue 09 Nov 2021
09:30-12:00
Join the Dog Walking Group on an energetic walk around the estate with your canine friend on the second Tuesday of the month. Dogs will be able to roam on and off lead. Meet outside the coffee shop at 9.30am. Walk duration is approximately 1.5 -...

Finding Father Christmas

Sat 27 Nov 2021
10:30-10:50
Book now for a magical adventure to find Father Christmas and his lost presents in the enchanted woods at Polesden Lacey. Fri, Sat, Sun from 27 Nov – 19 Dec; Daily from 20 Dec – 23 Dec. Various performance times each day.