Storytime with Father Christmas

The big man and his elves are coming back to holiday at Beningbrough before their big day.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Book your place to join him in a small group in the library. In the 30 minute workshop he will read you stories and everybody will have the chance to go up and meet him. This is a good time to give him your list and have a picture taken. If you've been good there might even be an early gift for you!


Additional prices
  • £7.00
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Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.00 £11.80
Child £6.50 £5.90
Family £32.50 £29.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.80
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.90
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.50 £6.80
Child £3.75 £3.40
Family £18.75 £17.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.70
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.85

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...

Main season runs from 4 March - 5 November 2017

The basics

Booking details
Call 01904 472014
£7 per child with one free adult space. Further adult spaces can be bought in addition if required.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet in the hall 10 minutes before your allotted workshop time. Head up the main steps to meet the elves who will be waiting for you.
Lift can be made accessible.


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

Contact Info

Head Elf
Call 01904 472014

Upcoming events

Beningbrough: short stories and untold tales

Sun 22 Oct 2017
The changing fortunes of a grand country house and garden are told throughout the year in further chapters of the Beningbrough story.

October half-term

Sun 22 Oct 2017
Take to flight and join us this half term as we explore all things owl related with visits from feathered friends, a mask trail, a brand new sculpture trail plus for hallowe'en - spooky stories, crafts and the annual costume parade.

From Beatrix to Beckham

Sun 22 Oct 2017
Head to the Visiting Portraits Gallery - 'Director's Choice' to see four outstanding portraits including the striking David Beckham by Nadav Kander.

'Oh wise owl' art trail

Sun 22 Oct 2017
Get outdoors and closer to nature this winter at Beningbrough Hall, exploring the nation's love of owls through a series of artworks.

Dusk nature walks

Sat 28 Oct 2017
Grab a torch and head outside after dark to discover signs of nature in the evening - sounds and sightings are all possible.

Conservation in action

Sat 11 Nov 2017
Join the conservation team as they start the process of putting parts of the house to bed ready for its winter deep clean or to protect the collection from light and other possible causes of damage.