Christmas Opening Weekend

Come to Ightham Mote this weekend as we unveil the house dressed for Christmas - the perfect festive event for all the family.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join us for traditions old and new - as characters from Ightham Mote's past visit the ground floor of the house, dressed for a Victorian and 1950s Christmas. Father Christmas is visiting from 11am - 2.30pm and will be handing out little gifts to good children, and there will be local producer stalls to get those Christmas gifts, craft activities and a trail for children, and festive music.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Ightham Mote


Winter (3 Jan-3 Mar)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £3.00 £2.70
Child £1.50 £1.30
Whole property (4 Mar-29 Oct)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.00 £11.50
Child £6.50 £5.75
Family £33.00 £30.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.00
Winter (30 Oct-31 Dec)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £6.50 £5.75
Child £3.50 £3.00
Family £16.50 £15.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.00

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

Craft activities & trail for children
Assistance dogs are welcome.
All events are included in the normal admission price - with donations welcome.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
2 December 2017 10:00 - 15:30 Available
3 December 2017 10:00 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

Ightham Mote Property Office
Call 01732 810378 ext 100

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