Storytelling with Father Christmas

See the magic in their eyes as they meet Father Christmas in the festive setting of the house at Scotney Castle.

  • Booking essential

Father Christmas will be visiting Scotney Castle and helping families feel even more festive this season.

In a group of 12 you'll visit Father Christmas and his elves in our decorated hall. Enjoy a special Christmas story before receiving a gift and having your photograph taken in front of our decorated community Christmas tree.

Please note bookings open from 1 November. We can only allow two adults per child to attend. We envisage this experience to last between 30-45 minutes.


Event ticket prices
  • Child £10.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 01892 893820
Bookings open from 1 November. Payment will need to be taken upon booking.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please meet at Visitor Reception.
The house is wheelchair accessible. Please inform us of any access requirements upon booking.
Please note we can only allow two adults per child to attend. Please refrain from bringing any bulky items such as rucksacks or pushchairs due to the limited space available. 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
7 December 2019 09:30 - 10:15 Available
8 December 2019 09:30 - 10:15 Available
14 December 2019 09:30 - 10:15 Available
15 December 2019 09:30 - 10:15 Available
21 December 2019 09:30 - 10:15 Available
22 December 2019 09:30 - 10:15 Available
23 December 2019 09:30 - 10:15 Available

Contact Info

Scotney Castle Events
Call 01892 893 820

Upcoming events

Children of Scotney Halloween Trail

Thu 24 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.