Carols at the Cottage

A cold, crisp day, the log fire roaring, and the sound of harmonious voices warming the air...

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Visit nineteenth-century Dorset with traditional West Gallery Christmas carols in Hardy's Cottage. Members of the Ridgeway Singers will be returning to Hardy's Cottage to revive the old carols sung in Hardy's childhood, as immortalized in 'Under the Greenwood Tree'.

Due to the small size of the cottage there are very limited seats available for each performance. Collect your timed tickets from the Visitor Centre - tickets sales available from 12pm.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Hardy's Cottage

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.40 £7.50
Child £4.20 £3.75
Family £21.00 £18.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.10
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.50

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
No advance bookings.
Suitability
Childern welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Carols will be performed at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm with timed ticket entry. Timed tickets must be collected from the Visitor Centre prior to entry. Limited tickets available.
Other
Donations to the carol singers are welcomed.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
18 December 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Hardy's Cottage
Email
hardyscottage@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01305 262366

Upcoming events

Carols at the Cottage

Wed 18 Dec 2019
13:00-16:00
A cold, crisp day, the log fire roaring, and the sound of harmonious voices warming the air...

Tuneful Stories with Tim Laycock

Fri 20 Dec 2019
13:00-16:00
Tim Laycock's Tuneful Stories, bringing the Hardy family home to life with stories, folklore and tunes.

Christmas cooking

Sat 21 Dec 2019
11:00-13:30
Sample delicious Victorian Christmas recipes made by our costumed volunteers.