Christmas weekends at Calke

Celebrate the lead up to Christmas during the festive Advent period at Calke. Peer through the Christmas windows and sneak around doors to get a glimpse of bygone Christmases at Calke...

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

As darkness falls, experience Calke in a all its twinkling glory. Let the lanterns lead the way to the candle-lit church and see the tunnels dazzle in festive lights. Celebrate the Advent period and see what's behind our Christmas windows and doors.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.50 £14.10
Child £7.75 £7.05
Family £38.75 £35.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £13.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.50
Garden, stables and park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.20 £9.20
Child £5.10 £4.65
Family £25.50 £23.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.45
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.20
Park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £3.80
Child N/A £1.90
Family N/A £9.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.25
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £1.60

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.

Please note...

Park and stables admission charges apply to all non-members and are paid at the vehicle entry point which is one mile from the main gate. Tickets for the house and garden or garden only are purchased from the Ticket Office by the main car park one and half miles further on.

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Start your Christmas adventure in the Ticket Office to find out what's on at Calke this festive season.
What to bring and wear
Hats, scarves and gloves may be required for those cold winter days (and evenings!). We recommend warm clothing and sturdy shoes.
Other
Park entry admission will be £3.80 for adults, £1.90 for children, £9.50 for families and free for National Trust members.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 December 2017 17:00 - 20:00 Available
16 December 2017 11:00 - 18:00 Available
17 December 2017 11:00 - 18:00 Available
23 December 2017 11:00 - 18:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Property office
Email
calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01332 863822

Upcoming events

Christmas lunch at Calke Abbey

Thu 14 Dec 2017
12:00-14:00
Indulge in a festive three-course Christmas lunch prepared by the talented Calke chefs.

Father Christmas in his Grotto

Fri 15 Dec 2017
17:00-17:15
This event is now SOLD OUT. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. There will be no tickets available on the day.

Christmas Crafts in Squirt's Stable

Fri 15 Dec 2017
17:00-20:00
Join the Elves and take part in some Christmas crafts in Squirt's Stable.

Christmas weekends at Calke

Fri 15 Dec 2017
17:00-20:00
Celebrate the lead up to Christmas during the festive Advent period at Calke. Peer through the Christmas windows and sneak around doors to get a glimpse of bygone Christmases at Calke...

Evening Christmas Fine Food Fair

Fri 15 Dec 2017
17:00-20:00
Stock up on some Christmas gifts or treat yourself from our range of local food and drink suppliers.

Christmas Fine Food Fair

Sun 17 Dec 2017
11:00-16:00
Stock up on some Christmas gifts or treat yourself from our range of local food and drink suppliers.