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. Put on your elf or Father Christmas hat and make a Christmas decoration, write him a letter and have a festive story with the elf.

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
16 December 2017 11:15 - 15:00 Sold out
17 December 2017 11:15 - 15:00 Sold out

Contact Info

Property Administrator
Call 01642 324188

Upcoming events

Christmas tree sales

Sat 16 Dec 2017
Find your perfect Christmas Tree at Ormesby Hall

Christmas at Ormesby Hall

Sat 16 Dec 2017
Share with us the festive tradition of a servant's Christmas party and admire the traditional decorations used from the garden, then treat yourself to a glass of mulled wine and mince pies in the servant's hall tea-room.

Father Christmas comes to Ormesby Hall

Sat 16 Dec 2017
Join us for a Father Christmas experience with seasonal crafts, festive fun and time with Father Christmas in his grotto.

Ormesby in winter

Mon 22 Jan 2018
See the house in winter on a behind the scenes guided tour.

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Thu 25 Jan 2018
Are you looking for the perfect wedding venue? Join us for our wedding open evening where you can view the new marquee set for a wedding.

Volunteer Recruitment Afternoon

Fri 26 Jan 2018
Ormesby Hall has a team of volunteers to ensure that visitors make the most of their time with us and bring the place to life. We are currently looking for more volunteers to join our team.