Father Christmas comes to Ormesby Hall

Join us for a Father Christmas experience with seasonal crafts, festive fun and time with Father Christmas in his grotto.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Father Christmas invites you to join him in his cosy grotto for a special Christmas gift and some festive fun. Follow the house trail, and in the Father Christmas experience you can write him a letter, make a Christmas decoration and have a festive story.

This is a pre- booking only event and payment is required in advance and then an invite will be sent out to you.


Event ticket prices
  • Child £5.00
    for the Father Christmas experience
View admission charges
Ormesby Hall


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £5.50 £5.00
Child £2.75 £2.50
Family £13.75 £12.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.50

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 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.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
2 December 2017 11:15 - 15:00 Available
3 December 2017 11:15 - 15:00 Available
9 December 2017 11:15 - 15:00 Available
10 December 2017 11:15 - 15:00 Available
16 December 2017 11:15 - 15:00 Available
17 December 2017 11:15 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Property Administrator
Call 01642 324188

Upcoming events

Conservation in Action

Wed 18 Oct 2017
See how the conservation team take care of the house and collections. Whilst outside the gardening team tend to the formal garden. This event is in the house and so a house and garden ticket is needed.

Hallowe'en mystery trail

Sun 22 Oct 2017
Explore the house at this spooky time of year with the Hallowe'en trail.

Ormesby by Candlelight

Sun 22 Oct 2017
Experience Ormesby Hall in a different light every Sunday and Monday in October with most shutters closed and lights off, with only candlelight to guide your way.

Hallowe'en decorations

Sun 22 Oct 2017
Get ready for Hallowe'en by creating some spooky decorations for your home.

Beeswax candles

Mon 23 Oct 2017
Create a spooky feel at home by making your own beeswax candle.

Scarecrow making

Tue 24 Oct 2017
Would you like some company trick or treating? This half-term you can make a scarecrow stuffed with straw to accompany you this Hallowe'en or to guard your doorway.