Storytime with Father Christmas

Meet Father Christmas and his helpers and join in as they sing songs and tell stories.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Everyone will get a special present and time to take a souvenir photo with Father Christmas himself.

This event is aimed at children aged 2 - 5 years.

Normal admission charges will also apply to non National Trust members.


Event ticket prices
  • Child £8.00
    includes a gift from Father Christmas
View admission charges
Kedleston Hall


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.80 £14.30
Child £8.00 £7.20
Family £39.40 £35.70
Group Adult N/A £12.50
Group Child N/A £6.25
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.00 £7.20
Child £4.00 £3.60
Family £19.70 £17.90
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
  • 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...

We also offer a number of group tours available on prior request via our main office:

Kedleston Hall State Floor Tour - £17.50pp (Please note that State Floor Tours are not available Friday-Sunday or Bank Holidays)

The basics

Booking details
Call 01332 842191
All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please make your way to Visitor Reception where you will be shown where to go


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 December 2019 10:30 - 11:30 Available

Contact Info

Kedleston Hall office
Call 01332 842191

Upcoming events

Orienteering at Kedleston Hall

Mon 18 Nov 2019
New for 2019, go orienteering in the parkland and see more of the less visited areas of Kedleston. A fun activity for all ages, ideal for beginners or experienced orienteers.

Make a Rustic Willow Wreath

Thu 28 Nov 2019
Make your very own rustic and natural festive wreath from scratch.

Breakfast with Father Christmas - 1 date with availability

Sat 30 Nov 2019
30th November available only, all other dates sold out. Enjoy a wholesome cooked English breakfast in the great kitchen where Father Christmas will be making an appearance.

Christmas Tree Sales at Kedleston Hall

Sat 30 Nov 2019
This December, choose your ideal Christmas tree from a wide range of British sustainably grown trees, with a size to suit your home. All proceeds go towards caring for the parkland at Kedleston Hall.

Christmas Lunches at Kedleston Hall

Sat 30 Nov 2019
Enjoy a traditional roast turkey lunch in the Great Restaurant at Kedleston Hall this December. Served 12 - 2.30pm daily.

SORRY SOLD OUT - Signing Father Christmas at Kedleston Hall

Sun 01 Dec 2019
Signing Father Christmas is offering a grotto session designed to be autism-friendly and provide an enjoyable space for those children who are D/deaf or hearing impaired, and for those with additional needs such as autism.