Father Christmas

Father Christmas has made a special visit to Gibside. Visit him in his cosy Grotto for a pre-Christmas treat.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Book a timed slot to meet Father Christmas. He’ll be spreading festive cheer and giving out gifts in his twinkly Grotto complete with real log fire. He’s a busy man at this time of year so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Child £8.00
View admission charges
Gibside

Prices

Estate
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.40 £11.20
Child £6.20 £5.60
Family £30.40 £27.60
Additional Family - 1 adult £18.30 £16.60
Group Adult N/A £8.50
Group Child 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...

For Gibside summer nights, it's free entry for National Trust members or normal admission charges apply (including to the cafe / pub).

The basics

Booking details
Call 01207 541820
Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Please let Visitor Reception know you are here to see Father Christmas when you arrive.
What to bring and wear
Dress warm for the weather.
Other
Dogs on leads are welcome at Gibside but dogs will not be able to go into the Grotto.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 December 2018 10:30 - 15:30 Sold out
16 December 2018 10:30 - 15:30 Sold out
19 December 2018 10:30 - 15:30 Available
21 December 2018 10:30 - 15:30 Sold out
22 December 2018 10:30 - 15:30 Sold out
23 December 2018 10:30 - 15:30 Sold out

Contact Info

Name
Gibside
Email
gibside@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01207 541820

Upcoming events

Mrs Claus' Christmas Trail

Fri 14 Dec 2018
10:00-15:30
Follow a self-led trail through the gardens to find out all the things Mrs Claus has been doing to help Father Christmas get ready for his trip around the world on Christmas Eve.

History tour

Fri 14 Dec 2018
11:30-12:00
Join a history tour to hear all about Gibside and how it came to be.

parkrun

Sat 15 Dec 2018
09:00-10:00
Whether you're new to running, a youngster or an Olympic athlete, all runners are welcome at Gibside parkrun, a free 5km timed run every Saturday at 9am.

Father Christmas

Sat 15 Dec 2018
10:30-15:30
Father Christmas has made a special visit to Gibside. Visit him in his cosy Grotto for a pre-Christmas treat.

Sold out: Father Christmas by Twilight

Sat 15 Dec 2018
18:00-20:00
Father Christmas has made a special visit to Gibside. Visit him in his cosy Grotto for a pre-Christmas treat.

The Nights before Christmas

Sat 15 Dec 2018
18:00-21:00
Snuggle up next to the wood braziers, indulge in some tasty street food and hear live music, the perfect way to unwind and get in the festive mood.