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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

The basics

Booking details
Call Details TBC
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.

Times

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

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Women and Power tours

Wed 18 Jul 2018
12:00-12:30
To celebrate 100 years since the Representation of the People Act, we're redressing the balance at Croft and sharing the stories of some of the castle's key women.

Peter Pan trail

Sat 21 Jul 2018
10:00-16:00
Fly away to the Neverland of Croft and join Peter and Wendy on this classic adventure around the gardens.

Croft's signature cloth

Sat 21 Jul 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.

Picturesque Tours of Fishpool Valley

Mon 23 Jul 2018
12:00-13:00
Follow in the footsteps of Thomas Johnes II on a Picturesque tour through Fishpool Valley. Learn about the history of the landscape, as well as some of the mysteries which surround it.

Our work in Fishpool Valley - Meet the ranger

Wed 25 Jul 2018
14:00-15:30
Join our countryside ranger for a wander through Fishpool Valley and learn all about our ambitious restoration project to revive and conserve this Picturesque landscape.

First World War Horses and Heroes

Sun 12 Aug 2018
10:00-16:00
Discover more about the lives of horses during the First World War with live displays and demonstrations on the front lawn.