Christmas at Buckland

Escape the crowds under a constellation of a thousand willow wishing stars in the medieval Great Barn. Wander the decorated Abbey and hear Olde Father Christmas telling stories of Christmases gone by.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Reflect on the genuine Christmas under a constellation of a thousand willow wishing stars and hear choirs fill the air with music under a towering Christmas tree. Wander the Abbey and breathe in the scent of fresh foliage that is beautifully decorating the rooms.

You’ll find Olde Father Christmas in the Great Hall at weekends, dressed in traditional green sharing stories and gifts.

Gather the family to enjoy festive crafts and a winter walking trail, including a toddle trail for U5s.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Buckland Abbey

Prices

House, garden and estate (Feb - Oct)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.60 £12.20
Child £6.80 £6.10
Family £34.00 £30.50
Family one adult £20.40 £18.30
Group Adult N/A £11.50
Group Child N/A £5.70
Garden and estate (Jan - Feb and Oct - Dec)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.80 £8.00
Child £4.40 £4.00
Family £22.00 £20.00
Family one adult £13.20 £12.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.70

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...

Members of the National Trust can enter Buckland Abbey, the garden and estate for free. Thinking about joining? Pop into Visitor Welcome when you arrive at Buckland Abbey to find out more.

The basics

Suitability
Toddle trail for U5s. Crafts in the Abbey and school room.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Accessibility
Wheelchairs are available to borrow from Visitor Welcome. Ground floor of Abbey, shop and restaurant are level access. If you require assistance moving around the property, please ask for our buggy.
Other
Please book your ticket online for Olde Father Christmas.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
10 December 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
11 December 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
12 December 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
13 December 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
14 December 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
15 December 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
16 December 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
17 December 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
18 December 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
19 December 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
20 December 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
21 December 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
22 December 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
23 December 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
24 December 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
25 December 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
26 December 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
27 December 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
28 December 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
29 December 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Buckland Abbey
Email
bucklandabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01822 853607

Upcoming events

Christmas at Buckland

Tue 10 Dec 2019
11:00-16:30
Escape the crowds under a constellation of a thousand willow wishing stars in the medieval Great Barn. Wander the decorated Abbey and hear Olde Father Christmas telling stories of Christmases gone by.

Festive Family Fun Trails

Tue 10 Dec 2019
11:00-16:30
Come and join in one of our Christmassy trails

Peaceful Christmas Shopping

Thu 12 Dec 2019
10:00-16:00
Our shop is open everyday, 10am-4pm, with free tasters of festive treats on Christmas shopping Thursdays. Try free samples of mulled wine, ginger wine, Champagne truffles and fudge to name but a few!

Winter Fused Glass workshops

Sat 14 Dec 2019
11:00-16:00
Come and make some Winter fused glass artwork to take home.

Festive Family Crafting

Sat 14 Dec 2019
11:30-15:00
If crafting is your thing – then Buckland Abbey is the place for you this Christmas.

Storytime with Olde Father Christmas

Sat 14 Dec 2019
12:00-12:30
Dressed all in green, join Olde Father Christmas in the Great Hall as he shares magical stories of Christmases gone by.