Stories with Woodland Santa

Visit Santa's woodland grotto and enjoy a magical Christmas Story in in the company of the man himself.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

This Christmas our younger visitors can join one of our story telling sessions in our Woodland Grotto. After a walk through the wintery garden, settle down in the grotto and enjoy a Christmas story and after meet Santa himself and receive a small present and a cup of hot chocolate.

Ticket holders will join a group who will be led through the garden to the grotto. A maximum of two adults per child will be able to enter the grotto.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Child £6.50
View admission charges
Standen House and Garden

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.65 £11.50
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.00

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...

Entry for National Trust members: Free. Last entry to the house 30 minutes before closing.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 2491895
Suitability
All children must be supervised during this event.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
All ticket holders to go to Visitor Reception with their tickets on arrival when they will be advised where the experience begins.
What to bring and wear
The Grotto is in the Plantation area which can be muddy in winter. Please bring appropriate footwear and warm clothing.
Accessibility
The Grotto is at the top of the hillside garden. During this event, children will be led up through the garden which will involve climbing short flights of steps.
Other
All children attending the event require a ticket. A maximum of two adults may accompany each ticket holder.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
2 December 2017 09:00 - 10:00 Available
10:15 - 11:15 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
14:45 - 15:45 Available
3 December 2017 09:00 - 10:00 Available
10:15 - 11:15 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
14:45 - 15:45 Available
9 December 2017 09:00 - 10:00 Available
10:15 - 11:15 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
14:45 - 15:45 Available
10 December 2017 09:00 - 10:00 Available
10:15 - 11:15 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
14:45 - 15:45 Available
16 December 2017 09:00 - 10:00 Available
10:15 - 11:15 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
14:45 - 15:45 Available
17 December 2017 09:00 - 10:00 Available
10:15 - 11:15 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
14:45 - 15:45 Available
18 December 2017 09:00 - 10:00 Available
10:15 - 11:15 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
14:45 - 15:45 Available
19 December 2017 09:00 - 10:00 Available
10:15 - 11:15 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
14:45 - 15:45 Available
20 December 2017 09:00 - 10:00 Available
10:15 - 11:15 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
14:45 - 15:45 Available
21 December 2017 09:00 - 10:00 Available
10:15 - 11:15 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
14:45 - 15:45 Available
22 December 2017 09:00 - 10:00 Available
10:15 - 11:15 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
14:45 - 15:45 Available
23 December 2017 09:00 - 10:00 Available
10:15 - 11:15 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
14:45 - 15:45 Available

Contact Info

Name
Standen office
Email
standen@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01342 323029

Upcoming events

Half term fun - The great Standen apple hunt

Tue 24 Oct 2017
10:00-15:00
Varieties of apples have been grown at Standen for over 100 years, can you name them all?

Bothy

Tue 24 Oct 2017
10:00-17:00
Designer Will Shannon uses Arts & Crafts principles of using local materials and traditional handcrafted skills to make 'Bothy'. Stop for a while as you walk round the garden to discover this small folly like space.

October half-term trail

Tue 24 Oct 2017
11:00-15:00
Join us for a fun trail over half-term inspired by the harvest produce of Mrs Beale's Kitchen garden. There's even a prize at the end.

Autumn Harvest: Tastings in the Garden

Fri 27 Oct 2017
11:00-12:00
Discover the produce grown in the Kitchen Garden with tastings of apples, pears, cucumbers and blackberries. Friday 6, 13, 20 & 27 October, 11am-12noon & 2-3pm. No booking required, normal admission applies.

Spooky bat walks

Wed 01 Nov 2017
17:00-18:30
Join us for a spooky bat-themed walk in the woodland.

Timorous Beasties lecture evening

Fri 24 Nov 2017
17:00-18:30
Special lecture evening: Award winning designers Timorous Beasties are notorious for taking classic design patterns such as damask, Toile de Jouy, Chintz, reinterpreting them to create what has been heralded as modern cult classics.