Reverse grotto

Enjoy the gift of giving by leaving a donation for our local Wrexham foodbank this Christmas.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Come and say a quick hello to Father Christmas, who'll be in our elves' workshop at weekends to say thank you for your donation.

The Elves and Father Christmas will be thrilled that you're trying to help them in their quest to help the less fortunate this Christmas time.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property summer
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £11.80
Child £6.60 £5.90
Family £33.90 £29.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.30
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.60
Gardens and outbuildings summer
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.40 £7.60
Child £4.20 £3.80
Family £21.00 £19.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.20
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.20

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Please check house opening information as times vary. Our garden, outbuildings, restaurant and shop are open daily from 10am to 5pm until 30 October when we open 11am to 4pm.

The basics

Suitability
Children welcome
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
The elves' workshop will be the transformed Joiner's Workshop by the ticket office as you arrive.
Accessibility
The elves' workshop is wheelchair friendly.
Other
We're working with the Wrexham foodbank so please check their website for details of what they most need at the moment: https://wrexham.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/ Father Christmas will be in the reverse grotto at weekends only, but we'll welcome your donations at other times too.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
2 December 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
3 December 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
9 December 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
10 December 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
16 December 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
17 December 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 December 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
24 December 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
General Office
Email
erddig@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01978 355314

Upcoming events

Apple harvest

Sun 22 Oct 2017
10:00-17:00
As part of our 40th anniversary, our annual weekend celebration will become a month-long event. Savour the delights of the humble apple at our 27th annual apple harvest. Our orchards are full to the brim - 180 varieties are grown here.

Apple harvest 16 to 22 October

Sun 22 Oct 2017
10:00-17:00
The third week of our new month-long Apple Harvest to celebrate our 40th anniversary. Highlights include a cider bar and cider press demonstrations, live music and workshops plus much more. All alongside our month long trail and display.

Fungal foray

Sun 22 Oct 2017
11:00-16:00
Join our challenge to find 50 fungi species on Erddig's 1,200 acre estate. This fungi walk will be guided by fungus specialist for Cheshire and Clwyd, FungalPunk Dave.

Apple harvest 23 to 31 October

Mon 23 Oct 2017
10:00-17:00
The final week of our new month-long Apple Harvest to celebrate our 40th anniversary. Highlights include a face painting, workshops, science experiments and live music plus much more. All alongside our month long trail and display.

Nordic walking

Wed 25 Oct 2017
13:00-14:30
Let the outdoors move you with our weekly Nordic walking sessions on the Erddig estate.

Beginner running group

Wed 25 Oct 2017
18:30-19:30
Let the outdoors move you with our beginner running group. Our team of friendly volunteer run leaders will help you get active on the beautiful Erddig estate.