Fountains Christmas Post Office

It's nearly Christmas and our post office at Fountains Hall is officially open for business!

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

We'll provide the paper, pens, envelopes and stamps - all that's left is for you to write your wish list, don the postmaster's hat, and send it off to Father Christmas. If you drop in after Christmas, we'll still be open! Why don't you write to Father Christmas to thank him for your presents?

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.60
Child £7.50 £6.80
Family £37.50 £34.00
Group Adult N/A £12.80
Group Child N/A £6.40

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...

National Trust and English Heritage members free (except English Heritage corporate and education memberships). Free admission to St Mary's Church. Under 5s go free.

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Fountains hall

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
17 December 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
18 December 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
19 December 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
20 December 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
21 December 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 December 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
26 December 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
27 December 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
28 December 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 December 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
30 December 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
31 December 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
1 January 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
2 January 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
3 January 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
4 January 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
6 January 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
7 January 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Fountains Abbey
Email
fountainsabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01765 608888

Upcoming events

Sighted tours

Sun 17 Dec 2017
10:00-16:00
Experience this World Heritage Site in a way that suits you with one of our Guide Dogs or RNIB trained sighted guides.

Festive Explorer map

Sun 17 Dec 2017
10:00-16:00
Use your explorer map to find and open the presents on the estate. You'll learn all about some traditional Christmas and New Year festivities along the way.

Father Christmas Grotto

Sun 17 Dec 2017
11:00-15:00
What's that sound? It's the jingle of reindeer bells - Father Christmas is touching down at Fountains Abbey this year and he comes bearing gifts.

Festive family crafts

Sun 17 Dec 2017
11:00-16:00
Get creative with all the family this Christmas and make rustic decorations out of natural materials.

Fountains Christmas Post Office

Sun 17 Dec 2017
11:00-16:00
It's nearly Christmas and our post office at Fountains Hall is officially open for business!

On the hoof

Sun 17 Dec 2017
11:30-12:30
Trot along to St Mary's Church to watch the wild deer munching through their winter feed.