An Audience with Father Christmas

*Limited Monday and Friday dates remaining!* Our favourite festive visitor is returning to Lyme. Bring your little ones to experience the magic of the season, and receive a 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, and twinkly lights on the tree to get you in the Christmas spirit.

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

Spaces remain on our Monday and Friday sessions - perfect for pre-school visitors.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Child £9.95
    Per child
View admission charges
Lyme

Prices

House and Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.20 £13.80
Child £7.45 £6.75
Family £38.00 £34.50
Group Adult N/A £11.55
House only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.00 £10.00
Child £5.50 £5.00
Family £27.50 £25.00
Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.90 £9.00
Child £4.40 £4.00
Family £24.20 £22.00
Group Adult N/A £7.55

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, blue badge holders and NT members.

For group bookings information: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lyme/documents/group-bookings-at-lyme-2019.pdf

To book a group visit please complete the following: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lyme/documents/lyme-group-booking-form-2019.pdf or call 01663 762023.

(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
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. Looking for a mid-week visit? Visit Lyme's What's On page and find out more about our 'Afternoon Audience with Father Christmas' events.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 November 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Sold out
10:40 - 11:10 Sold out
11:20 - 11:50 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:40 - 13:10 Sold out
13:40 - 14:10 Sold out
14:20 - 14:50 Sold out
15:00 - 15:30 Sold out
15:40 - 16:10 Sold out
24 November 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Sold out
10:40 - 11:10 Sold out
11:20 - 11:50 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:40 - 13:10 Sold out
30 November 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Sold out
10:40 - 11:10 Sold out
11:20 - 11:50 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:40 - 13:10 Sold out
13:40 - 14:10 Sold out
14:20 - 14:50 Sold out
15:00 - 15:30 Sold out
15:40 - 16:10 Sold out
1 December 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Sold out
10:40 - 11:10 Sold out
11:20 - 11:50 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:40 - 13:10 Sold out
2 December 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Sold out
10:40 - 11:10 Available
11:20 - 11:50 Available
12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:40 - 13:10 Available
6 December 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Available
10:40 - 11:10 Available
11:20 - 11:50 Available
12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:40 - 13:10 Available
13:40 - 14:10 Available
14:20 - 14:50 Sold out
15:00 - 15:30 Sold out
15:40 - 16:10 Sold out
7 December 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Sold out
10:40 - 11:10 Sold out
11:20 - 11:50 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:40 - 13:10 Sold out
13:40 - 14:10 Sold out
14:20 - 14:50 Sold out
15:00 - 15:30 Sold out
15:40 - 16:10 Sold out
8 December 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Sold out
10:40 - 11:10 Sold out
11:20 - 11:50 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:40 - 13:10 Sold out
9 December 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Available
10:40 - 11:10 Available
11:20 - 11:50 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:40 - 13:10 Sold out
13 December 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Sold out
10:40 - 11:10 Sold out
11:20 - 11:50 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:40 - 13:10 Sold out
13:40 - 14:10 Sold out
14:20 - 14:50 Sold out
15:00 - 15:30 Sold out
15:40 - 16:10 Sold out
14 December 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Sold out
10:40 - 11:10 Sold out
11:20 - 11:50 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:40 - 13:10 Sold out
13:40 - 14:10 Sold out
14:20 - 14:50 Sold out
15:00 - 15:30 Sold out
15:40 - 16:10 Sold out
15 December 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Sold out
10:40 - 11:10 Sold out
11:20 - 11:50 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:40 - 13:10 Sold out
16 December 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Sold out
10:40 - 11:10 Sold out
11:20 - 11:50 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:40 - 13:10 Sold out
20 December 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Sold out
10:40 - 11:10 Sold out
11:20 - 11:50 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:40 - 13:10 Sold out
13:40 - 14:10 Sold out
14:20 - 14:50 Sold out
15:00 - 15:30 Sold out
15:40 - 16:10 Sold out
21 December 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Sold out
10:40 - 11:10 Sold out
11:20 - 11:50 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:40 - 13:10 Sold out
13:40 - 14:10 Sold out
14:20 - 14:50 Sold out
15:00 - 15:30 Sold out
15:40 - 16:10 Sold out
22 December 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Sold out
10:40 - 11:10 Sold out
11:20 - 11:50 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:40 - 13:10 Sold out
23 December 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Sold out
10:40 - 11:10 Sold out
11:20 - 11:50 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
24 December 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Sold out
10:40 - 11:10 Sold out
11:20 - 11:50 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Lyme Runners Group

Tue 19 Nov 2019
10:00-11:00
Join a regular runners group on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Dogs in the Garden

Wed 20 Nov 2019
11:00-15:00
Bring your four-legged friend for a walk in the garden.

Nordic Walking Adventure Walks

Thu 21 Nov 2019
09:30-11:00
A series of social walks on circular routes of around 5km within the Historic Estate of Lyme Park. NWUK Freedom Passport needed for these walks.

Skylarks Forest School - Early Years Sessions

Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:00-14:00
Come and explore the natural world through the seasons. There are opportunities to create, make and play in a private, walled woodland.

ParkRun

Sat 23 Nov 2019
09:00-10:00
Run, jog or walk around the beautiful surroundings of Lyme.

An Audience with Father Christmas

Sat 23 Nov 2019
10:00-10:30
*Limited Monday and Friday dates remaining!* Our favourite festive visitor is returning to Lyme. Bring your little ones to experience the magic of the season, and receive a special present from Father Christmas himself.