An Audience with Father Christmas

Our Favourite festive visitor is returning to Lyme. Bring your little ones to experience the magic of the season. Listen to a festive story with Mother Christmas and receive your special present from Father Christmas himself!

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Explore all the tradition and magic of Christmas at Lyme, with 'An Audience with Father Christmas.'

The Chapel will be transformed into a magical, festive space with cosy rugs and cushions to sit on, decorations, twinkly lights on the tree and music to get you in the Christmas spirit.

After listening to an enchanting Christmas story read by Mother Christmas, children will be invited to receive a gift from Father Christmas himself.

Book early to avoid disappointment!

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Child £9.50
View admission charges
Lyme

Prices

House and garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.50 £12.15
Child £6.10 £5.50
Family £31.50 £28.35
Group Adult N/A £11.00
Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.00 £8.00
Child £4.00 £3.60
Family £22.00 £19.80
Group Adult N/A £7.00
House only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £25.00 £22.50

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...

Free for all National Trust members

Park entry (Standard Admission): car £8, motorbike £4, minibus £12, coach £25. Free for under 16s and NT members.

For group bookings information: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lyme/documents/group-bookings-at-lyme-2018.pdf

To book a group visit please complete the following:https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lyme/documents/lymeo-group-booking-form-2018.docx

(Please copy and paste the link in to your search bar)

For the Forest School Consent Form please copy and paste this link in to your search bar

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lyme/documents/forest-school-consent-form-.pdf

 

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Booking fee of 5% applied.
Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Park in the main car park & head to the house to check in at the Ticket Office 15 minutes before your slot. Then gather in the Courtyard where Father Christmas' helpers will be on hand to guide you.
Accessibility
There is one step into the chapel, a ramp is available on request - contact lyme@nationaltrust.org.uk after booking. Also let the Ticket Office staff know on arrival if you require accessible entry.
Other
Car parking charges apply. Entry to park, house and garden is free for NT members. Each child may be accompanied by up to 2 adults. Babes in arms are welcome. If they would like to receive a present from Father Christmas a ticket should be booked for them. Please note that no food or drink should be taken into the House or the Chapel.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
14 December 2018 11:00 - 11:30 Sold out
11:30 - 12:00 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:30 - 13:00 Sold out
13:30 - 14:00 Sold out
14:00 - 14:30 Sold out
14:30 - 15:00 Sold out
15:00 - 15:30 Sold out
15:30 - 16:00 Sold out
15 December 2018 10:30 - 11:00 Sold out
11:00 - 11:30 Sold out
11:30 - 12:00 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:30 - 13:00 Sold out
13:30 - 14:00 Sold out
14:00 - 14:30 Sold out
14:30 - 15:00 Sold out
15:00 - 15:30 Sold out
15:30 - 16:00 Sold out
16 December 2018 10:00 - 10:30 Sold out
10:30 - 11:00 Sold out
11:00 - 11:30 Sold out
17 December 2018 15:00 - 15:30 Sold out
15:30 - 16:00 Sold out
18 December 2018 15:00 - 15:30 Sold out
15:30 - 16:00 Sold out
16:00 - 16:30 Sold out
19 December 2018 15:00 - 15:30 Sold out
15:30 - 16:00 Sold out
16:00 - 16:30 Sold out
20 December 2018 15:00 - 15:30 Sold out
15:30 - 16:00 Sold out
16:00 - 16:30 Sold out
21 December 2018 10:30 - 11:00 Sold out
11:00 - 11:30 Sold out
11:30 - 12:00 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:30 - 13:00 Sold out
13:30 - 14:00 Sold out
14:00 - 14:30 Sold out
14:30 - 15:00 Sold out
15:00 - 15:30 Sold out
15:30 - 16:00 Sold out
22 December 2018 10:30 - 11:00 Sold out
11:00 - 11:30 Sold out
11:30 - 12:00 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:30 - 13:00 Sold out
13:30 - 14:00 Sold out
14:00 - 14:30 Sold out
14:30 - 15:00 Sold out
15:00 - 15:30 Sold out
15:30 - 16:00 Sold out
23 December 2018 10:00 - 10:30 Sold out
10:30 - 11:00 Sold out
11:00 - 11:30 Sold out
24 December 2018 10:30 - 11:00 Sold out
11:00 - 11:30 Sold out
11:30 - 12:00 Sold out

Contact Info

Name
Lyme Estate Office
Email
lyme@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01663 762023

Upcoming events

Skylarks Forest School

Fri 14 Dec 2018
10:00-14:00
Come with your child to explore and learn about the woodland through the seasons. Play woodland games, learn to use tools, create, make and play with natural materials and have lunch around a fire.

An Audience with Father Christmas

Fri 14 Dec 2018
11:00-11:30
Our Favourite festive visitor is returning to Lyme. Bring your little ones to experience the magic of the season. Listen to a festive story with Mother Christmas and receive your special present from Father Christmas himself!

'Music, merriment and feasts - a Regency Christmas'

Fri 14 Dec 2018
11:00-14:45
If you think a month of festivities at Christmas is a modern phenomenon, think again! Discover the traditions. parties and decorations that made up Christmastide in the early 1800s as we open a selection of rooms in the house for the festive season.

Festive Afternoon Tea

Fri 14 Dec 2018
11:30-13:30
Enjoy a festive treat at Lyme this Christmas with our Festive Afternoon Tea.

ParkRun

Sat 15 Dec 2018
09:00-11:00
Nothing beats an invigorating run or jog around the beautiful surroundings of Lyme.

Lyme Trust10 10k trail run

Sun 16 Dec 2018
08:30-11:30
Join us for Lyme's Trust10 10k trail run which will take place on the fourth Sunday of every month. (Some months are moved due to other events - please check dates) Route available here: https://runtogether.co.uk/routes/trust10-lyme/