Meet and greet with Father Christmas at Scotney Castle

Bring your little ones to meet Father Christmas at Scotney Castle so they can tell him what gifts they're hoping to find under the tree this Christmas Day.

  • Booking essential

Father Christmas will be waiting to greet you in our decorated house this December.

On booking you will be allocated a 15 minute time slot between 9.30-10.30am. Each 15 minute time slot will have a group of 5 children and each child will have an individual opportunity to speak with Father Christmas, collect a special gift and have a photograph taken in front of our decorated Christmas tree.

Please note booking opens 1 November 2019. We can only allow two adults per child to attend.


Event ticket prices
  • Child £5.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 01892 893820
Booking opens 1 November 2019. Payment will need to be taken upon booking.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please meet at Visitor Reception.
The house is accessible to wheelchair users. Please inform us of any access requirements upon booking.
Please note that pushchairs and large bulky items can't be brought into the house. Admission to the property is not required for this event but will be necessary to view our decorated house, Old Castle and garden, as well as to take part in the Noah’s ark garden trail.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
16 December 2019 09:30 - 10:30 Available
17 December 2019 09:30 - 10:30 Available
18 December 2019 09:30 - 10:30 Available
19 December 2019 09:30 - 10:30 Available
20 December 2019 09:30 - 10:30 Available

Contact Info

Scotney Castle Events
Call 01892 893 820

Upcoming events

Children of Scotney Halloween Trail

Mon 21 Oct 2019
Follow the trail around the garden to hear about the ghosts of Scotney Castle and find the answer to collect your prize.

Walled Garden Wednesday - Propagation from hardwood cuttings

Wed 30 Oct 2019
Now is the time to take cuttings from established plants. Join our gardeners to learn about different propagation methods and how to grow more of your favourites.

Christmas Shopping at Scotney Castle

Fri 01 Nov 2019
Your Christmas shopping is made easy with us. Enjoy our fantastic range of Christmas gifts and decorations for all the family.

Walled Garden Wednesday - Herbaceous border care

Wed 13 Nov 2019
Some perennial plants are lifted, separated and potted up at this time ready for replanting next year. Join us to find out how we care for the plants and the beds.

National Lottery - Thanks to You

Sat 23 Nov 2019
Free entry to anyone with a National Lottery ticket or scratch card on 23 - 29 November. It's our way of saying thank you to players for their generous support which we receive via grants from the National Lottery.

Noah's Ark Children's Trail

Sat 23 Nov 2019
Take part in our festive family trail around the garden inspired by our Victorian Noah’s ark that will be on display in the house.