Father Christmas's Grotto - Sorry Sold Out!

This event is now sold out. Book to visit Father Christmas in his magical Christmas Grotto inside Kedleston Hall, and enjoy some craft activities with his little helpers.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Father Christmas has found the time to stop off at our magical Billiard Room grotto again this year. Your visit includes a gift from Father Christmas and craft activities in Caesar's Hall. Please note that advance booking is essential as we will be operating a time-slot ticket system as per last year and no tickets will be available on the day.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Child £6.00
    includes craft activities
View admission charges
Kedleston Hall

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.30 £13.00
Child £7.15 £6.50
Family £35.75 £32.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.70
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.00
Grounds
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £6.50 £5.90
Child £3.25 £2.95
Family £16.25 £14.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.30
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.65

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.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Booking for each child is essential as there will be no tickets available on the day
Suitability
All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
The Grotto is in the Billiard Room, on the ground floor of Kedleston Hall. Those attending the event will need to pay for entrance to the Hall as well as their event tickets.
What to bring and wear
Please dress warmly as the Hall can be chilly in the winter months and please NO stilettoes
Accessibility
Disabled parking is available close to the Hall entrance. Please enquire about accessible parking at Visitor Reception on arrival.
Other
We decided to make our Grotto bookable again this year to make the experience more enjoyable for everyone by minimizing the amount of waiting. You have been given a time slot ticket for queuing, and Father Christmas will see you at some point in this time slot. When you arrive, someone will be able to tell you where you are on the list and approximately how long your wait will be. At this point, you can wait in the Grotto queue or decide to explore the house or do some Christmas crafts if you have longer to wait.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
2 December 2017 11:00 - 11:30 Sold out
11:30 - 12:00 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:30 - 13:00 Sold out
13:00 - 13:30 Sold out
13:30 - 14:00 Sold out
14:00 - 14:30 Sold out
14:30 - 15:00 Sold out
3 December 2017 11:00 - 11:30 Sold out
11:30 - 12:00 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:30 - 13:00 Sold out
13:00 - 13:30 Sold out
13:30 - 14:00 Sold out
14:00 - 14:30 Sold out
14:30 - 15:00 Sold out
9 December 2017 11:00 - 11:30 Sold out
11:30 - 12:00 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:30 - 13:00 Sold out
13:00 - 13:30 Sold out
13:30 - 14:00 Sold out
14:00 - 14:30 Sold out
14:30 - 15:00 Sold out
10 December 2017 11:00 - 11:30 Sold out
11:30 - 12:00 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:30 - 13:00 Sold out
13:00 - 13:30 Sold out
13:30 - 14:00 Sold out
14:00 - 14:30 Sold out
14:30 - 15:00 Sold out
16 December 2017 11:00 - 11:30 Sold out
11:30 - 12:00 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:30 - 13:00 Sold out
13:00 - 13:30 Sold out
13:30 - 14:00 Sold out
14:00 - 14:30 Sold out
14:30 - 15:00 Sold out
17 December 2017 11:00 - 11:30 Sold out
11:30 - 12:00 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:30 - 13:00 Sold out
13:00 - 13:30 Sold out
13:30 - 14:00 Sold out
14:00 - 14:30 Sold out
14:30 - 15:00 Sold out

Contact Info

Name
Central Booking Office
Email
kedlestonhall@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 0344 2491895

Upcoming events

Make a Rustic Willow Wreath - Sorry Sold Out!

Fri 24 Nov 2017
10:00-12:30
Learn the basics of weaving to make a willow hoop and add a few natural decorations to make a rustic festive wreath to adorn your front door

Family Drop in Crafts - Natural Christmas Ornaments

Sat 25 Nov 2017
10:00-16:00
Drop in and make a festive decoration using natural materials under the Loggia in the Pleasure Grounds. This is a self-led activity.

Cookie craftiness

Fri 01 Dec 2017
10:30-15:30
Order a hot chocolate & cookie and collect a craft pack to make up your very own 2018 calendar. Adult supervision required

Christmas Lunches

Fri 01 Dec 2017
12:00-14:30
Come along and enjoy a traditional roast turkey lunch in our Great Restaurant

Breakfast with Father Christmas - Sorry Sold Out!

Sat 02 Dec 2017
09:15-11:00
We're sorry but this event has now sold out.

Father Christmas's Grotto - Sorry Sold Out!

Sat 02 Dec 2017
11:00-11:30
This event is now sold out. Book to visit Father Christmas in his magical Christmas Grotto inside Kedleston Hall, and enjoy some craft activities with his little helpers.