Christmas Markets in the Riding School
Find festive inspiration at Calke's Christmas Markets, where you'll find plenty of gift ideas alongside heartwarming food and drink.
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
Looking for an extra special gift this Christmas? Come along to the Riding School to find unique gift inspiration, with handmade crafts, local foods and festive drinks.
The dates for the December Christmas markets are as follows:
Fri 3 Dec, 5–8pm
Sat 4 and Sun 5 Dec, 10am–6pm
Sat 18 and Sun 19 Dec, 10am–6pm
Food and drink market:
Sat 11 and Sun 12 Dec, 10am–6pm
Festive pop-up market (gifts and food):
Mon 20, Tues 21 and Weds 22 Dec, 11am–5pm
- Event ticket prices
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:
|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.
The admission fee to the Parkland and Gardens applies to all non-members, whether arriving by car, bike or on foot. This supports vital conservation work in the outdoors at Calke Abbey, so that we can protect this special place for everyone, for ever. There is no car parking charge.
Admission to the House is in addition to the Parkland and Gardens, and is available from the Ticket Office.
- Dogs on leads are welcome.
- Meeting point
- This event will take place in the Riding School.
- The riding school has ground level access available from the carpark.