1930's Christmas at Polesden Lacey

As part of our Christmas tradition, our theme once again is the fabulous festive parties that Mrs. Greville was renowned for during the 1930s. Step back in time and experience the glamour of a high society Christmas.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The house is blooming with seasonal flowers, Christmas trees twinkle gently in the salon, scents of nutmeg & cinnamon drift from the servery, and all the while 1930s tunes float through the air to set your feet dancing. Glimpse the servant's areas where all the hard work was done to make the parties run like clockwork and iIt's not just the grown-ups who are celebrating this year, Mrs. Greville's dogs are having their very own party, follow our trail to find her furry friends.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Polesden Lacey

Prices

House and Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.60
Child £7.60 £6.80
Family £38.00 £34.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.00

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...

As of 2017, we will be charging a single entry price for House and Garden admission. £1 restaurant voucher if arriving by public transport (present valid ticket at visitor reception). Parking £5.00 for non-members. Members go free.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0844 249 1895
Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Santa's not here! Father Christmas has been invited to be guest of honour, but he's nowhere to be seen! Where does he keep popping off to, and will he make it back in time for the party?
What to bring and wear
Savour the indulgence of Mrs. Greville's renowned Christmas parties, before listening to the Yuletide message of regular Polesden party guest King George VI in the billiard room.
Accessibility
At the weekends take a horse & carriage ride through the grounds and enjoy a cup of the finest mulled wine whilst listening to local choirs singing favourite Christmas carols in the dairy courtyard.
Other
The house will be open every day from 11 am on Friday 1st until Friday 15th December, weekdays for tours only, every 15 minutes from 11am-12.00pm (book on arrival), followed by free flow exploration in the afternoon and at weekends and every day from 18th December to 23rd December, until 4pm. Last entry to the house is 3.30pm. The Gardens, Shop, Granary Café and Coffee shop are open from 10 am until 4pm. Our Christmas offer is free to NT members, and for non-members the admission charges are adults £15 each, children £7.60 each and families £38. For non-members there is also a car parking charge of £5. Horse and carriage rides at weekends are £3 adult and £2 child. Please note, for conservation reasons only parts of the house are open.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 December 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
16 December 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
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
22 December 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 December 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Polesden Lacey
Email
polesdenlacey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01372 452048

Upcoming events

Christmas Wreath Making

Fri 15 Dec 2017
10:30-12:30
Bring some of the glories of Polesden foliage into your home this Christmas.

1930's Christmas at Polesden Lacey

Fri 15 Dec 2017
11:00-16:00
As part of our Christmas tradition, our theme once again is the fabulous festive parties that Mrs. Greville was renowned for during the 1930s. Step back in time and experience the glamour of a high society Christmas.

Trust10 10K runs

Sun 17 Dec 2017
09:00-11:00
Are you a regular runner looking for a challenge? Our 10k trail runs give you the opportunity to train for the next big event, or keep fit whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings of some of our special places.

Buggyfit

Mon 18 Dec 2017
10:00-11:00
'Buggyfit' is the ultimate fitness class for mums and babies. Buggyfit sessions cater for all fitness levels to help women get back into shape following the birth of their new arrival.

Our 1930s party continues...

Tue 26 Dec 2017
10:00-16:00
For the first time, the party continues after Christmas here at Polesden Lacey, as we invite Cat's Grin Theatre Company to bring some dramatic interpretation in to the house.

Seasonal Ranger Walks

Tue 26 Dec 2017
11:00-13:00
Come and enjoy a guided walk on our wider estate with one of our knowledgeable and experienced Rangers.