Christmas Grotto - 7 & 8 Dec

Visit Father Christmas in his Grotto at Rufford Old Hall inside the House. Bring your list and let him know your Christmas wishes and enjoy a donkey ride in the grounds.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

These tickets are just to visit Father Christmas. Normal entry prices do apply (free for NT members and under 5s) so non-members will need to pay for a ticket to enter the property on the day as well.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £6.00
    per child
View admission charges
Rufford Old Hall

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.50 £9.50
Child £5.25 £4.75
Family £26.25 £23.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 10
N/A £7.70
Group Child
Minimum group size 10
N/A £3.85

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
  • 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 basics

Booking details
Call Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet in the Great Hall a few minutes before your time slot.
Accessibility
Entrance to the Great Hall and Grotto includes steps. Please contact Rufford Old Hall if you require access information.
Other
Tickets are sold in 15 minute segments.This may involve a short wait but it shouldn't be too long! Normal entry prices apply so if you're not a National Trust member you will need to pay for a ticket to enter the property on the day as well. Entry to the Grotto will also include a Christmas story as you prepare to meet Father Christmas.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
7 December 2019 10:45 - 11:00 Available
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
13:30 - 13:45 Available
13:45 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
14:15 - 14:30 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
8 December 2019 10:45 - 11:00 Available
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
13:30 - 13:45 Available
13:45 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
14:15 - 14:30 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

Contact Info

Name
Rufford Old Hall
Email
ruffordoldhall@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01704 821254

Upcoming events

Scarecrow festival

Thu 24 Oct 2019
11:00-17:00
The gardens at Rufford Old Hall will come alive for our annual scarecrow festival this year themed as literary characters.

Magic Show

Sun 27 Oct 2019
13:30-16:00
Join our resident Magician for a spell binding treat.

Outdoor Tai Chi

Wed 30 Oct 2019
10:00-11:00
Embrace the peace and tranquility of the great outdoors this autumn with our Tai Chi sessions on the beautiful South Lawn.

Christmas Grotto - 7 & 8 Dec

Sat 07 Dec 2019
10:45-11:00
Visit Father Christmas in his Grotto at Rufford Old Hall inside the House. Bring your list and let him know your Christmas wishes and enjoy a donkey ride in the grounds.

Christmas Grotto - 14 & 15 Dec

Sat 14 Dec 2019
10:45-11:00
Visit Father Christmas in his Grotto at Rufford Old Hall inside the House. Bring your list and let him know your Christmas wishes and enjoy a donkey ride in the grounds.

Christmas Decorating Workshop

Fri 20 Dec 2019
10:30-14:00
Our popular Christmas Workshop is a really enjoyable and relaxed way to get into the festive spirit. Join us for this special event and get your creativity flowing.