Father Christmas at Arlington Court

Father Christmas is returning to his grotto in the stables at Arlington Court this year.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Come to our festive grotto in the stables and meet our traditional green Father Christmas who is visiting Arlington Court for one weekend. All good children will receive a present. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Please note accompanying adults do not need to book tickets but normal admission still applies on arrival.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Child £6.00
View admission charges
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Prices

House, museum, garden and pleasure grounds
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.00 £10.00
Child £5.50 £5.00
Family £27.50 £25.00
Family (1 adult) £16.50 £15.00
Group Adult N/A £9.50
Group Child N/A £4.75

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 entry for National Trust members.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Children welcome
Meeting point
Please enter via visitor reception who will give you directions to Father Christmas at the Carriage Museum stable block.
What to bring and wear
Please dress up warmly as there may be a wait to meet Father Christmas. Doors will be left open where possible to ensure good ventilation.
Accessibility
Pushchairs and wheelchairs welcome. Where possible, we aim to have the shuttle buggy running which can collect passengers to take them to the Carriage Museum, this depends on volunteer availability.
Other
Please note that when you book a 30 minute time slot, Father Christmas will see you within that 30 minute slot, however there could be a 5-25 minute wait. Please check in with Elf on your arrival. Normal admission prices and car parking charges apply for accompanying adults who are not National Trust members. National Trust members get free entry and car parking.

Contact Info

Name
National Trust box office
Email
arlingtoncourt@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 0344 249 1895

Upcoming events

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Arlington Court

Sat 04 Dec 2021
10:00-15:00
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Arlington Court on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand. The trail will take place...

Christmas house tour at Arlington Court

Thu 09 Dec 2021
17:00-18:15
Join us as we give a guided tour of the ground floor of the house at Arlington Court decorated for a Victorian Christmas.

Father Christmas at Arlington Court

Sat 18 Dec 2021
12:00-12:30
Father Christmas is returning to his grotto in the stables at Arlington Court this year.

New Year's Day walk

Sat 01 Jan 2022
11:00-15:00
Join a ranger for a walk on the Arlington estate to start 2022 off on the right foot.