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.
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Erddig

Prices

Winter whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £6.80 £6.10
Child £3.40 £3.05
Family £17.00 £15.25
Group Adult N/A £5.25
Group Child N/A £2.62

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 11am to 4pm until 24 March when we open 10am to 5pm.

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
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

The fantastical winter toybox

Fri 15 Dec 2017
11:00-16:00
New for 2017! It's time to think outside the toy box and this winter, ours will come to life. Larger than life.

Breakfast with Father Christmas

Sat 16 Dec 2017
09:30-10:30
Create some magical memories with your family and join Father Christmas for breakfast in our Hayloft restaurant. Mother Christmas has prepared a full Welsh breakfast, but Father Christmas is nowhere to be seen.

Nordic walking

Sat 16 Dec 2017
10:00-11:30
Let the outdoors move you with our weekly Nordic walking sessions on the Erddig estate.

Christmas Centrepiece Workshops

Sat 16 Dec 2017
11:00-16:00
Create something truly unique for that special handmade touch this Christmas.

Reverse grotto

Sat 16 Dec 2017
11:00-16:00
Enjoy the gift of giving by leaving a donation for our local Wrexham foodbank this Christmas.

Supper with Father Christmas

Sat 16 Dec 2017
16:30-18:00
Create some magical memories with your family and join Father Christmas for Christmas dinner in our Hayloft restaurant. Mother Christmas has prepared a two course Christmas dinner, but Father Christmas is nowhere to be seen.