Father Christmas and Friends family trail
Follow this trail around the property to find the festive helpers of Father Christmas, then ascend our exciting rooftop walkway to see if the sleigh has made a safe landing.
- Booking not needed
- Admission applies
Please note the rooftop walkway has separate opening times: 11am-3pm with last entry at 2.30pm.
Although there'll be plenty of reindeer and elves to see, Father Christmas is running to a very tight schedule so he won't be about on the trail.
Suggested donation £1. Normal admission applies.
Event ticket prices
Minimum group size 15
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.
|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.
You'll find important messages about things that will affect your visit in a red box at the top of our homepage. If there's no red box, then there's nothing to report. It's always best to check this before you set off.
- Children welcome - please supervise your adult at all times.
- Assistance dogs are welcome.
- Meeting point
- Pick up your trail sheet for a suggested donation of £1 at Visitor Reception.
- What to bring and wear
- Wrap up warm and bring your waterproofs.
- All trail points are visible from the main paths and from the visitor roof walkway. The walkway is lift-accessible.
- Dogs are welcome in the grounds but the roof walkway, house, shop, tea-room and children's play area are just for humans.
|17 December 2017||10:00 - 16:00||Available|
|18 December 2017||10:00 - 16:00||Available|
|19 December 2017||10:00 - 16:00||Available|
|20 December 2017||10:00 - 16:00||Available|
|21 December 2017||10:00 - 16:00||Available|
|22 December 2017||10:00 - 16:00||Available|
|23 December 2017||10:00 - 16:00||Available|
|26 December 2017||10:00 - 16:00||Available|
|27 December 2017||10:00 - 16:00||Available|
|28 December 2017||10:00 - 16:00||Available|
|29 December 2017||10:00 - 16:00||Available|
|30 December 2017||10:00 - 16:00||Available|
|31 December 2017||10:00 - 16:00||Available|
|1 January 2018||10:00 - 16:00||Available|
|2 January 2018||10:00 - 16:00||Available|