Christmas experience and a three course dinner

Enjoy a delicious three course Christmas dinner then take in the Christmas experience without the crowds on a limited capacity viewing.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Tuck into a delicious three course Christmas dinner at the great barn restaurant before enjoying the Christmas experience in the Hall. The dinner includes:

Soup of the day,

Traditional Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings or Mushroom and Cranberry Roll with all the trimmings,

Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce,

Tea or coffee

Please let us know in advance any dietary requirements and your main meal choice after booking by emailing


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £40.00
View admission charges


Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.25 £7.50
Child £3.85 £3.50
Family £20.35 £18.50
House and Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.50 £15.00
Child £8.25 £7.50
Family £41.25 £37.50
Group Adult N/A £14.25
House and Garden Christmas 2019
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.30 £13.00
Child £7.15 £6.50
Family £35.20 £32.00
Group Adult N/A £12.00

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
  • 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...

National Trust members go free.

Parking £5 per vehicle. Parking at the Ponds is £4 per vehicle. Fishing day and seasonal tickets are available. Entry to the old hall is currently closed but the visitor centre remains open (managed by English Heritage).

The basics

Booking details
Call Please book via the website
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Arrive at Visitor Reception and show them your e-ticket, then head to the restaurant first for your 3 course Christmas dinner before enjoying the Christmas experience.
What to bring and wear
Please dress appropriate for the weather
There are stairs within the Hall to the Christmas experience on the first floor and stairs within the restaurant to the first floor.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
17 December 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available

Upcoming events

Christmas tree sales at Hardwick Hall

Tue 10 Dec 2019
This December, choose your Christmas tree at Hardwick from a wide range of British sustainably grown trees, with every penny supporting Hardwick.

Hardwick Roof Tours (4 November - 17 December)

Tue 10 Dec 2019
Discover captivating views and a different Hardwick experience on our roof tours.

Christmas experience at Hardwick Hall

Wed 11 Dec 2019
Feel festive and enjoy Hardwick at Christmastime.

Choirs at Christmas

Wed 11 Dec 2019
Feel festive at Hardwick listening to a choir in the Stableyard.

Festive crafts

Fri 13 Dec 2019
Join us for a Christmas craft workshop at the Hardwick park centre.

Festive musical performances in the Hall

Sat 14 Dec 2019
Let us bring the Christmas experience even more to life with live musical performances.