Meet Father Christmas

He had a broad face and a little round belly, that shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly. Get your lists ready… Father Christmas is coming back to Cragside!

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Step into the warmth of Father Christmas’ cosy grotto and find twinkling lights and a crackling fire.

Treasure magical moments* with Father Christmas and share with him your winter wishes before receiving a special present.

Elves will also be on hand to help you craft a Christmas keepsake during your visit.

Afterwards, complete the winter family trail before warming up in the house where you'll discover the rooms decked in Victorian Christmas splendour.

*Slots are per booking not per child

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Child £96.00
    6 children
  • Child £112.00
    7 children
  • Child £48.00
    3 children
  • Child £128.00
    8 children
  • Child £80.00
    5 children
  • Child £160.00
    10 children
  • Child £144.00
    9 children
  • Child £16.00
    1 child only
  • Child £64.00
    4 children
  • Child £32.00
    2 children
View admission charges
Cragside

Prices

House, gardens and woodland 4 Nov - 31 Dec
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.30 £13.00
Child £7.20 £6.50
Family £35.80 £32.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.50
Gardens and woodland 4 Nov - 31 Dec
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.80 £8.00
Child £4.40 £4.00
Family £22.00 £20.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.00
House, gardens and woodland 1 Jan - 14 Feb
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.60
Child £7.50 £6.80
Family £37.40 £34.00
Group Adult N/A £12.00
Gardens and woodland 1 Jan - 14 Feb
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.40 £8.50
Child £4.70 £4.25
Family £23.40 £21.25
Group Adult N/A £7.30

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...

National Trust members free.

The House is open weekends only from 4 Nov - 14 Feb, excluding December, when the house is open every day.

Please note we have a one price policy at Cragside. On days when the full estate is open (House Gardens and Woodland) only this price band will be available.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Please contact the property direct to share a secret about your child/children
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Event takes place near the Visitor Centre, at the Christmas Croft
What to bring and wear
Paths can be slippery, therefore we recommend sturdy footwear and sensible outdoor clothing.
Accessibility
Ramp on entry to Croft. Building interior is wheelchair and pushchair accessible.
Other
Ticket is for a half hour activity, including time with Father Christmas and a craft making workshop. Ticket also includes a gift from Father Christmas for each child. Booking is essential, additional tickets cannot be purchased on the day, even for an existing booking. All children from age 0 upward require a ticket. Normal admission charges to Cragside apply for this event. Please contact the property direct to share a secret about your child/children that only Father Christmas could know, to add to the magic of their experience.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
30 November 2019 10:30 - 11:00 Available
11:00 - 11:30 Available
11:30 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
15:00 - 15:30 Available
1 December 2019 10:30 - 11:00 Available
11:00 - 11:30 Available
11:30 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
15:00 - 15:30 Available
7 December 2019 10:30 - 11:00 Available
11:00 - 11:30 Available
11:30 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
15:00 - 15:30 Available
8 December 2019 10:30 - 11:00 Available
11:00 - 11:30 Available
11:30 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
15:00 - 15:30 Available
14 December 2019 10:30 - 11:00 Available
11:00 - 11:30 Available
11:30 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
15:00 - 15:30 Available
15 December 2019 10:30 - 11:00 Available
11:00 - 11:30 Available
11:30 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
15:00 - 15:30 Available
21 December 2019 10:30 - 11:00 Available
11:00 - 11:30 Available
11:30 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
15:00 - 15:30 Available
22 December 2019 10:30 - 11:00 Available
11:00 - 11:30 Available
11:30 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
15:00 - 15:30 Available
23 December 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Available
10:30 - 11:00 Available
11:00 - 11:30 Available
11:30 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
15:00 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Cragside
Email
cragside@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01669 620333

Upcoming events

'A Northumbrian November' at the house

Sun 17 Nov 2019
11:00-15:00
Throughout the month of November on the ground floor of the house, we'll be drawing the curtains, dimming the lights, and lighting the fires, recreating the feeling of comfortable autumnal evenings wrapped up in the luxury of Cragside.

#ThanksToYou

Sat 23 Nov 2019
10:00-14:00
We're saying #ThanksToYou with free entry to Cragside for valid lottery ticket holders from the 23 - 29 Nov.

Trust 10 run

Sun 24 Nov 2019
08:00-11:00
Have a go at a free 10k run through the estate on the fourth Sunday of every month (excluding December)

The Lost Puppy winter trail

Sat 30 Nov 2019
10:00-15:00
Visit Cragside this winter and follow the magical tale of Silkie, the lost puppy.

Christmas at Cragside

Sat 30 Nov 2019
10:00-15:00
Step out of the cold and into the warmth, as we welcome traditions old and new.

Meet Father Christmas

Sat 30 Nov 2019
10:30-11:00
He had a broad face and a little round belly, that shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly. Get your lists ready… Father Christmas is coming back to Cragside!