Christmas at the court

Join us and get in the festive mood this winter.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join us at Arlington Court as we celebrate Christmas. The house will be decorated for a Victorian Christmas and there will be an outdoor festive family trail. The Carriage Museum will also be decorated and there's a new Christmas 'Spot the Mouse' challenge for you to complete on your way round.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.10 £11.00
Child £6.10 £5.50
Family £30.30 £27.50
1 adult & up to 3 children £18.20 £16.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.25
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.15
Carriage museum and garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.80 £8.90
Child £4.90 £4.45

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

Children welcome
Dogs on leads are welcome.
What to bring and wear
Please come suitably dressed for the winter weather.
The ground floor of the house is accessible to wheelchairs only. The Carriage Museum is accessible to wheelchair users and has a lift.
Dogs allowed on estate and in the Carriage Museum but not in the house.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 November 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
26 November 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
2 December 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
3 December 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
9 December 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
10 December 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
16 December 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
17 December 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
18 December 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available
19 December 2017 10:30 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Arlington Court
Call 01271 850296

Upcoming events

Christmas family crafts

Sat 25 Nov 2017
Have a go at making your own festive crafts to take home.

Christmas at the court

Sat 25 Nov 2017
Join us and get in the festive mood this winter.

Rag rug Christmas wreath workshop

Sat 02 Dec 2017
Make a recycled fabric wreath which can be used for years to come.

Christmas trail

Sat 02 Dec 2017
Pick up a free Christmas trail and explore the outdoors this winter. Look out for the festive deer and other treats on the way, they may hold a clue...

Festive natural decorations workshop

Sat 09 Dec 2017
Join us for a class in making decorations from materials in your garden. Learn the basics of how to construct wreaths and natural decorations. Leave a piece of your work at Arlington for us to display and take home a creation for your home. All...

Father Christmas

Sat 16 Dec 2017
Father Christmas is coming to visit Arlington Court!