Father Christmas's workshop

Find Father Christmas in his magical workshop for the first three weekends in December.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Find Father Christmas in his workshop and enjoy some Christmassy crafts while you wait. Don't forget your Christmas lists!

£6 per child, which includes crafts and a visit to Father Christmas (with early gift).

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £6.00
    per child
View admission charges
Croft Castle and Parkland

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.50 £10.35
Child £5.75 £5.15
Family £28.75 £25.85
1 adult, 2 children £17.25 £15.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.70
Garden and grounds only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.00 £6.30
Child £3.50 £3.15
Family £15.80 £14.20
1 adult, 2 children £10.35 £9.30
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.95
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.60

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

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
A customer booking fee of 5% applies.
Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Accessibility
The workshop will be located in the Stables, which is fully accessible. Cobbles and uneven ground outside the Stables.
Other
Time slots to see Father Christmas are 10 minutes long. Please choose your preferred 10 minute time slot, depending on availability. You can then book a maximum of 6 children onto that time slot. Only children pay to see Father Christmas, adults can accompany them for free. Children are £6 each and this includes crafts and an early gift from Father Christmas. Normal admission charges apply.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
1 December 2018 10:00 - 10:15 Available
2 December 2018 10:00 - 10:15 Available
8 December 2018 10:00 - 10:15 Available
9 December 2018 10:00 - 10:15 Available
15 December 2018 10:00 - 10:15 Available
16 December 2018 10:00 - 10:15 Available

Contact Info

Name
Property Office
Email
croftcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01568 780246

Upcoming events

Willow the Witch's garden trail

Sun 21 Oct 2018
10:00-16:00
Grab your favourite magical cloak and your trusty broomstick and fly to Croft for a half-term holiday full of spooky sorcery.

Croft's signature cloth

Sun 21 Oct 2018
12:00-15:00
Join us as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act. Sign your name on a piece of fabric and contribute to our signature cloth, which will eventually adorn the dining room table in the castle.

Ancient tree walk

Sun 21 Oct 2018
14:00-16:00
Join us for a guided autumnal walk through Croft's ancient parkland.

Visiteering: Conservation in the castle

Wed 24 Oct 2018
13:00-16:00
Why not come and volunteer as part of your visit to Croft? Have a go at cleaning items from the collection in the castle, find out what our house team get up to behind the scenes and participate in our vital conservation work.

Halloween spooktacular

Sat 27 Oct 2018
10:00-16:00
Don your scariest fancy dress and dust off your broomstick for a weekend of ghosts and ghouls at Croft.

Tales of the supernatural kind

Wed 31 Oct 2018
19:00-21:00
Are you brave enough to join our adults-only evening ghost walk around the castle?