Christmas through the ages

From a grand Tudor banquet to a cheery 1980s party. Experience Christmas from different times in history as you explore our beautiful festive house.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

From a grand Tudor banquet to a cheery 1980s party. Experience Christmas from different times in history as you explore our beautiful festive house. Father Christmas will be visiting the house on 7, 8, 14 and 15 December to check everything is ready for the big day. He'll be chatting to families as they visit the house - there's no need to book.

If you're bringing the kids, remember to bring some change for the children’s lucky dip (£2).

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Canons Ashby

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.60 £10.45
Child £5.80 £5.27
Family £29.00 £26.36
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.00
Whole property excluding house
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.00 £6.36
Child £3.40 £3.09
Family £17.40 £15.81
Group Adult N/A £5.40

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

Suitability
Families are very welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Start your day at Visitor Reception as normal
What to bring and wear
Please dress for the weather - the house can be extremely cold in winter
Accessibility
The house is accessed by steps and has stairs and steps throughout. The Great Kitchen can be accessed without stairs. Please contact the property to discuss your access needs.
Other
Father Christmas will be in residence only on 7, 8, 14 and 15 December. There is no need to book, just meet him for a chat on your way around the house.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
10 December 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
11 December 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
12 December 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
13 December 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
14 December 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
15 December 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
16 December 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
17 December 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
18 December 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
19 December 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
20 December 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
21 December 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
22 December 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Canons Ashby
Email
canonsashby@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01327 861900

Upcoming events

Reindeer Trail

Tue 10 Dec 2019
10:00-15:00
Bring your little fawns and explore our outdoor space this festive season looking for our rustic wooden reindeer. Wrap up warm, follow the trail together and then claim your prize to take home!

Christmas through the ages

Tue 10 Dec 2019
11:00-15:00
From a grand Tudor banquet to a cheery 1980s party. Experience Christmas from different times in history as you explore our beautiful festive house.

Christmas Story Time

Thu 12 Dec 2019
11:00-13:00
Cosy up in your festive jumpers with your little elves and listen to a seasonal story or two by the lights of our Christmas tree, with our talented storytellers.

Candlelit evening tours - Sold out

Fri 13 Dec 2019
18:00-19:00
Join us for a special after-hours tour around the decorated house as a fascinating festive treat.

New Year's Walk

Thu 02 Jan 2020
09:55-12:00
Blow away the cobwebs after the indulgent Christmas season and get some fresh air in the beautiful Northamptonshire Countryside.

Bugs and beasties trail

Sat 15 Feb 2020
10:00-15:00
Find out more about some of the tiny creatures that live at Canons Ashby and get out in the fresh air together. Bring your wellies! It may be a squelchy adventure.