Father Christmas Grotto

SOLD OUT. Visit Father Christmas in his traditional Chirk Castle grotto.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Father Christmas welcomes you to his cosy Christmas grotto. Bring along your wish list, we hope you've been good!

Visits to the grotto include meeting Father Christmas and a present.

Normal admission or National Trust membership is required in addition to the fee for the grotto.

A ticket is required for each child wanting to visit Father Christmas and receive a present.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £6.00
View admission charges
Chirk Castle

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.00 £12.60
Child £7.00 £6.30
Family £35.00 £31.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.70
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.35
Whole property: off-peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.00 £6.30
Child £3.50 £3.15
Family £17.50 £15.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.35
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.67

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...

Please note: we offer reduced, off-peak pricing from 3 February to 9 March 2018, and 10 to 25 November 2018 (weekends only), when the State Rooms are not fully open due to conservation work.

The basics

Booking details
Call 03442491895
5 tickets in each 15min slot. National Trust membership or Normal Admission also required.
Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please enter through the Ticket Office by the car park, the grotto is then located in the castle courtyard.
What to bring and wear
The grotto is located on the South Wing ground floor, there is heating but it may be cold outside and in the waiting area so please dress appropriately in warm clothing.
Accessibility
The grotto is located on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible. The access doors are quite tight, please contact us if you need further details or if you are unsure.
Other
There are 5 tickets in each 15 min time slot, please arrive for the beginning of your time slot, you may have a short wait. In the case of extreme weather or very high winds, if the castle needs to be closed, then we will contact everyone who has booked and a full refund will be offered. Normal admission or National Trust membership is required in addition to the fee for the grotto.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 December 2018 10:15 - 10:30 Sold out
10:30 - 10:45 Sold out
10:45 - 11:00 Sold out
11:00 - 11:15 Sold out
11:30 - 11:45 Sold out
11:45 - 12:00 Sold out
12:00 - 12:15 Sold out
12:15 - 12:30 Sold out
13:15 - 13:30 Sold out
13:30 - 13:45 Sold out
13:45 - 14:00 Sold out
14:00 - 14:15 Sold out
14:15 - 14:30 Sold out
14:45 - 15:00 Sold out
15:15 - 15:30 Sold out
15:30 - 15:45 Sold out
16 December 2018 10:15 - 10:30 Sold out
10:30 - 10:45 Sold out
10:45 - 11:00 Sold out
11:00 - 11:15 Sold out
11:30 - 11:45 Sold out
11:45 - 12:00 Sold out
12:00 - 12:15 Sold out
12:15 - 12:30 Sold out
13:15 - 13:30 Sold out
13:30 - 13:45 Sold out
13:45 - 14:00 Sold out
14:00 - 14:15 Sold out
14:15 - 14:30 Sold out
14:45 - 15:00 Sold out
15:00 - 15:15 Sold out
15:15 - 15:30 Sold out
15:30 - 15:45 Sold out
22 December 2018 10:15 - 10:30 Sold out
10:30 - 10:45 Sold out
10:45 - 11:00 Sold out
11:00 - 11:15 Sold out
11:30 - 11:45 Sold out
11:45 - 12:00 Sold out
12:00 - 12:15 Sold out
12:15 - 12:30 Sold out
13:15 - 13:30 Sold out
13:30 - 13:45 Sold out
13:45 - 14:00 Sold out
14:00 - 14:15 Sold out
14:15 - 14:30 Sold out
14:45 - 15:00 Sold out
15:00 - 15:15 Sold out
15:15 - 15:30 Sold out
15:30 - 15:45 Sold out
23 December 2018 10:15 - 10:30 Sold out
10:30 - 10:45 Sold out
10:45 - 11:00 Sold out
11:00 - 11:15 Sold out
11:30 - 11:45 Sold out
11:45 - 12:00 Sold out
12:00 - 12:15 Sold out
12:15 - 12:30 Sold out
13:15 - 13:30 Sold out
13:30 - 13:45 Sold out
13:45 - 14:00 Sold out
14:00 - 14:15 Sold out
14:15 - 14:30 Sold out
14:45 - 15:00 Sold out
15:00 - 15:15 Sold out
15:15 - 15:30 Sold out
15:30 - 15:45 Sold out

Contact Info

Name
Booking line
Email
chirkcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 0844 2491895

Upcoming events

A christmas of make-believe

Fri 14 Dec 2018
10:00-16:00
Enter a world of make-believe at Chirk Castle this Christmas. Follow the footsteps of the six children of Lord Howard de Walden in the 1920s as we decorate Chirk Castle as a fantastical castle of theatre and fairytales.

Running for beginners

Sat 15 Dec 2018
09:00-11:00
Give your fitness a boost in the beautiful surroundings of the Chirk Castle estate. A great opportunity to get started with running and meet other people, and who knows? You might be taking part in one of our 10km runs before you know it!

Father Christmas Grotto

Sat 15 Dec 2018
10:15-10:30
SOLD OUT. Visit Father Christmas in his traditional Chirk Castle grotto.

Nordic Walking (Tues)

Tue 18 Dec 2018
10:00-11:30
Get fit and have fun with weekly volunteer guided Nordic Walking sessions at Chirk Castle.

Nordic Walking (Thurs)

Thu 20 Dec 2018
13:00-15:00
Let the outdoors move you with weekly Nordic walking sessions led by the Erddig Nordic Walkers on the Chirk estate.

Trust10 trail run at Chirk Castle

Sun 30 Dec 2018
09:00-11:00
The Trust10 is a monthly 10k trail run that gives you the opportunity to explore Chirk Castle's estate for free.