Christmas at Buckland - family trails

Experience the sights and smells of Christmas, as Buckland Abbey transforms into an Elizabethan home of feast and festivity.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Step back in time to experience an Elizabethan Christmas at home. Take part in hunting for our Christmas penguins hidden around the house, disguised as characters from a Tudor masque.

Prices

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

Prices

House, garden and estate (Feb - Jan)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.80 £11.55
Child £6.40 £5.80
Family £31.90 £29.00
Family with one adult £19.20 £17.40
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.80
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.40
House, garden and estate (Jan - Feb 10)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.80 £8.00
Child £4.40 £4.00
Family £22.00 £20.00
1 adult family £13.20 £12.00

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
  • 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...

Members of the National Trust can enter Buckland Abbey, the garden and estate for free. Thinking about joining? Pop into Visitor Welcome when you arrive at Buckland Abbey to find out more.

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Other
Shut from 24-26 December Dogs welcome on the estate walks

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
12 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
13 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
14 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
15 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
16 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
17 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
18 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
19 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
20 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
21 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Buckland Abbey
Email
bucklandabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01822 853607

Upcoming events

Christmas at Buckland - family trails

Wed 12 Dec 2018
10:00-16:00
Experience the sights and smells of Christmas, as Buckland Abbey transforms into an Elizabethan home of feast and festivity.

Christmas at Buckland

Wed 12 Dec 2018
11:00-16:00
Step back in time and experience an Elizabethan style Christmas at Buckland Abbey. With cooking in the kitchen, decorations throughout the abbey and the traditional Lord of Misrule causing mischief – it is a Christmas not to be missed.

Christmas weekend family crafting

Sat 15 Dec 2018
11:00-15:00
Fancy something creative? Why not come along to one of our festive workshops?

The Lord of Misrule - a Christmas grotto with a twist

Sat 15 Dec 2018
12:00-12:45
Join our Lord of Misrule as he leads the festive celebrations and hands out gifts to those who join in with the reveling!

Christmas with Naturemake

Sun 16 Dec 2018
11:00-15:30
Make your own Christmassy craft with naturemake

Wassail with Dartmoor Border Morris

Sun 06 Jan 2019
12:00-15:00
Grab your bells, bring along your pot and pans and join the team at Buckland Abbey for their annual Wassail. Kick start celebrations with a Mummers Play at 1pm, then join in with the Wassail from 2pm.