Festive family activities

Venture through the woods on a family trail, get crafty in the old laundry, play games and puzzles in the Saloon, and share your favourite Christmas memory at Kingston Lacy this Christmas.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Wander in the woods:

Pick up a family trail and go for wander in the woodlands (everyday until 4pm)

Get crafty making gift tags for your Christmas presents in the Laundry, Mondays - Thursdays through December until 5 January.

Explore the house:

Play puzzles and games in the Saloon and share your favourite Christmas memory in the wine cellar passage (make sure to pick up your timed entry ticket on arrival)

Prices

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

Prices

House, Garden and Parkland
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £17.60 £16.00
Child £8.80 £8.00
Family £44.00 £40.00
Group Adult N/A £13.70
Group Child N/A £6.80
Twilight tickets
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.20 £11.00
Child £6.10 £5.50
Family £30.50 £27.50

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...

From March to the end of October we offer a twilight ticket price from 4pm - 6pm.  Twilight tickets are valid for entry to the garden and parkland (including the Woodland Trail) only.  

If you are visiting Badbury Rings on the wider estate please note that there is a car parking charge for non members of £1 for two hours or £3 for the day. 

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Other
No pre-booking for activities is required, although entry to the house is by timed ticket only - some slots are available to book in advance online but more than half will be available on property on the day of your visit. For some craft activities there is a suggested donation of 50p.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
10 December 2019 10:00 - 18:00 Available
11 December 2019 10:00 - 18:00 Available
12 December 2019 10:00 - 18:00 Available
13 December 2019 10:00 - 18:00 Available
14 December 2019 10:00 - 18:00 Available
15 December 2019 10:00 - 18:00 Available
16 December 2019 10:00 - 18:00 Available
17 December 2019 10:00 - 18:00 Available
18 December 2019 10:00 - 18:00 Available
19 December 2019 10:00 - 18:00 Available
20 December 2019 10:00 - 18:00 Available
21 December 2019 10:00 - 18:00 Available
22 December 2019 10:00 - 18:00 Available
23 December 2019 10:00 - 18:00 Available
24 December 2019 10:00 - 18:00 Available
25 December 2019 10:00 - 18:00 Available
26 December 2019 10:00 - 18:00 Available
27 December 2019 10:00 - 18:00 Available
28 December 2019 10:00 - 18:00 Available
29 December 2019 10:00 - 18:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Kingston Lacy
Email
kingstonlacy@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01202 883402

Upcoming events

Festive family activities

Mon 09 Dec 2019
10:00-18:00
Venture through the woods on a family trail, get crafty in the old laundry, play games and puzzles in the Saloon, and share your favourite Christmas memory at Kingston Lacy this Christmas.

Christmas house tickets: 7 - 13 December

Tue 10 Dec 2019
11:00-11:15
Planning to visit the house? You can pre-book your free timed entry ticket here (up to 24 hours in advance). Half of our tickets will be available to pick up on the day at Kingston Lacy. Normal admission applies.

Meet the maker: Christmas specials

Wed 11 Dec 2019
12:00-16:00
Looking for that perfect present? You're sure to find something special at these meet the maker events with the local craftspeople and creators who supply the Kingston Lacy shop, while enjoying tastings of seasonal treats.

Illuminated Garden at Kingston Lacy

Wed 11 Dec 2019
16:00-19:00
Enjoy the chance to experience Kingston Lacy after dark during late night openings Wednesdays - Sundays, with a new illuminated experience transforming the Formal Garden as darkness falls. Normal property admission applies.

Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides

Thu 12 Dec 2019
09:30-11:00
Every Thursday, in partnership with Moors Valley Country Park, come and join our fun, friendly and active free cycle rides from 9.30am (please arrive by 9.15am for a prompt start).

Sold out: Santa Claus: 13 & 14 December

Fri 13 Dec 2019
16:00-16:15
Add a little magic to your visit with a trip to see Santa Claus in the Laundry at Kingston Lacy. Pre-book your tickets here. Normal property admission applies.