Christmas storytelling at Calke Abbey
Cosy up in the sitting room of the mansion and listen as Father Christmas' elves read you a festive story.
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
Christmas is nearly here, so come and get comfy in the sitting room of the mansion where you'll meet one of Father Christmas' elves, who'll read you a festive story.
Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis on the day. Pick up a ticket from the Ticket Office when you arrive; sessions take place every hour between 11 and 3pm.
Storytelling sessions are available on the following dates:
Sat 4 and Sun 5 Dec, 11am–3pm
Sat 11 and Sun 12 Dec, 11am–3pm
Sat 18 and Sun 19 Dec, 11am–3pm
Mon 20, Tues 21, Weds 22 and Thurs 23 Dec, 11am–3pm
Sessions are available at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm on the above dates, lasting around 45 minutes.
- Event ticket prices
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:
|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.
The admission fee to the Parkland and Gardens applies to all non-members, whether arriving by car, bike or on foot. This supports vital conservation work in the outdoors at Calke Abbey, so that we can protect this special place for everyone, for ever. There is no car parking charge.
Admission to the House is in addition to the Parkland and Gardens, and is available from the Ticket Office.
- This event is suitable for children and families.
- Meeting point
- Collect your ticket from the Ticket Office and meet in the Entrance Hall of the house for your storytelling session.
- What to bring and wear
- Despite the warm and welcoming atmosphere, it can get chilly at Calke! We recommend wearing suitable winter clothing.
- Please don't bring any food or drink into the house, to help us look after the house and collections.