Christmas Courtyard

Come to the servants’ courtyard decorated with wreaths, garlands & trees. Families can follow a trail (£2) to get a gift at the end.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join in with festive activities for all ages in the atmospheric surroundings of the servants' courtyard. In each room you can see a different festive display and there’s a place to add your own Christmas wishes. In the Butler’s Pantry items from the family’s Christmas decorations will be on display. Admission to the Christmas Courtyard is free to National Trust members but prices apply for non-members - see prices on the website.

Prices

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

Prices

Christmas Courtyard & Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.50 £11.25
Child £6.25 £5.60
Family £31.25 £28.10
Family (1 adult, 3 children) £18.75 £16.85
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.65
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.33
Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £8.95
Child £5.00 £4.45
Family £25.00 £22.35
Family (1 adult, 3 children) £15.00 £13.35
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.55
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.25

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:

  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 Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Free to National Trust members.

Please note that all visitors, including National Trust members, require a ticket from Visitor Reception for the House and/or Garden.

Car park (includes entry into the Park) - cars £7, motorbikes £1.50, coaches £20 (unless booked 2 weeks in advance via group bookings: dunhamgroupbookings@nationaltrust.org.uk). Free for National Trust members.

The basics

Suitability
Suitable for all ages
Assistance dogs are welcome.
What to bring and wear
Wrap up warm the servants areas are cold during winter
Accessibility
The event takes place in the cobbled servants courtyard. Please call the property on 0161 941 1025 if you have any access requirements.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
12 December 2018 11:00 - 15:30 Available
13 December 2018 11:00 - 15:30 Available
14 December 2018 11:00 - 15:30 Available
15 December 2018 11:00 - 15:30 Available
16 December 2018 11:00 - 15:30 Available
17 December 2018 11:00 - 15:30 Available
18 December 2018 11:00 - 15:30 Available
19 December 2018 11:00 - 15:30 Available
20 December 2018 11:00 - 15:30 Available
21 December 2018 11:00 - 15:30 Available
22 December 2018 11:00 - 15:30 Available
23 December 2018 11:00 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Dunham Massey
Email
dunhammassey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 0161 941 1025

Upcoming events

Christmas at Dunham Massey

Tue 11 Dec 2018
16:00-22:00
Dunham Massey's biggest and brightest Christmas event returns for a second year with plenty more surprises. Experience the gardens all aglow for a magical outdoor, after-dark experience.

Christmas Courtyard

Wed 12 Dec 2018
11:00-15:30
Come to the servants’ courtyard decorated with wreaths, garlands & trees. Families can follow a trail (£2) to get a gift at the end.

Winter Park Walk

Wed 12 Dec 2018
13:30-14:30
Join our Park Guides on a wintery walk around the park and find out about what makes Dunham special this season.

Meet the Maker: Pauline Townsend

Sat 15 Dec 2018
11:00-15:00
Meet silk painter Pauline Townsend and have a go at creating your own silk painted and embellished Christmas gift tags in the shop.

Winter Woollies Family Trail

Sat 05 Jan 2019
10:30-15:30
Oh no! The Finch Family have missed their flight south and are stuck in England during the winter frost and snow. Can you help them find their winter woollies to try and help keep them warm?

Winter Woollies Workshop

Tue 15 Jan 2019
11:00-12:30
Celebrate the Winter Garden by making winter flowers created through knitting or crochet. Our expert knitter, Hester, will be on hand to help and supply you with the necessary materials you may need.