Father Christmas

Father Christmas is coming to visit Arlington Court!

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Come to our festive grotto in the stables at the Carriage Museum and meet our traditional green Father Christmas. All good girls and boys will receive a present. Plus enjoy the festive decorations and be inspired to make your own.

When booking please remember to add your child's/children's name, age and gender so we can ensure Father Christmas knows what present to give to who!

Please note admission prices apply.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Child £5.00
View admission charges
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.80 £11.60
Child £6.40 £5.80
Family £31.90 £29.00
Family (1 adult) £19.20 £17.40
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.80
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.40

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 0344 249 1895
A customer booking fee of 5% applies.
Suitability
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Father Christmas will be in the stables grotto at the Carriage Museum.
What to bring and wear
Please wear suitable warm, waterproof clothing as you may have to queue outside before getting in to the stables.
Accessibility
Accessible for all
Other
Please note that when you book a 30 minute time slot, Father Christmas will see you within that 30 minutes, however there could be a 5-25 minute wait. Please check in with Elf on your arrival.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 December 2018 12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
16 December 2018 12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
22 December 2018 12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
23 December 2018 12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
National Trust box office
Email
arlingtoncourt@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 0344 249 1895

Upcoming events

Bat chat

Tue 16 Oct 2018
14:00-15:00
Join a National Trust ranger to learn more about bats and some of the rare species we have at Arlington.

Celebrating the harvest

Sat 20 Oct 2018
11:00-15:00
Celebrate the harvest at Arlington, with a weekend dedicated to its magnificent seasonal produce.

Brilliant bats Halloween trail

Sat 20 Oct 2018
11:00-16:00
Follow the spooky bat trail and find out more about these amazing creatures which live at Arlington.

Autumn deer walks (sold out)

Sun 21 Oct 2018
08:30-10:30
Join a National Trust ranger for a morning stroll in search of the beautiful red deer that live on the Arlington estate.

Rag rug drop-in workshops

Mon 22 Oct 2018
11:00-15:00
Learn how to make beautiful creations out of material with artist Deborah Hastings.

Halloween crafts

Tue 23 Oct 2018
12:00-16:00
Make some spooky Halloween crafts this half term - bring along your imagination and we'll provide the materials.