Autism friendly Christmas stories

Join Mother Christmas for a relaxed session of stories, songs and festive crafts.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

This session is suitable for children on the autism spectrum between 4-8, but all ages are welcome. We've a quiet room if you'd like a break and a visual story route to guide you from the car park to the event, available in advance on request.

Includes a present.


Event ticket prices
  • Child £3.50
View admission charges


Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.80 £11.60
Child £6.40 £5.80
Family £32.00 £29.00
Family 1 adult £19.15 £17.40
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.70 £7.00
Child £3.85 £3.50
Family £19.25 £17.50
Family 1 adult £11.55 £10.50

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...

Peak ticket applies 2 March - 3 November, Wednesday - Sunday (plus Bank Holiday Mondays); and 7 - 22 December, Saturday and Sunday.

Off-peak ticket applies every day 1 January - 1 March, 4 November - 6 December and 23 - 31 December; also, Mondays (excluding Bank Holidays) and Tuesdays 2 March - 3 November.

Parking is free for National Trust members. If you're not a member the following parking charges apply:

Between 2 March and 3 November:

£7 all day, £4 after 3pm, £2 after 5pm. Coaches £10.

Between 1 January - 1 March and 4 November - 31 December: £4

Access to the Parkland is free all year round.


The basics

Booking details
Call 01924 863892
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Follow the reindeer round to the grotto.
Please contact if you need to let us know about any specific triggers or if you would like a copy of the visual route.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 December 2019 10:20 - 11:20 Available

Contact Info

Estate Office
Call 01924 863892

Upcoming events

Garden Christmas Trail

Tue 10 Dec 2019
Explore Nostell’s gardens and uncover the hidden traditions of the Ho Ho Bird and our winter wildlife on a magical Christmas trail for all the family.

Christmas Reflections: explore the house

Wed 11 Dec 2019
Discover magical displays and the splendour of a Yorkshire country house Christmas, taking precious time out to reflect on your own festive traditions and family memories.

Health walk

Thu 12 Dec 2019
Enjoy an hour's walk around Nostell's picturesque parkland.

Behind the scenes: Stables tour

Thu 12 Dec 2019
Learn all about the Winn family's love of horses and the hidden areas and history of the stables.


Sat 14 Dec 2019
A free weekly 5km run through the parkland, which is open to everyone, free, safe and easy to take part in.

FULLY BOOKED - Visit Father Christmas

Sat 14 Dec 2019
Nostell is delighted to welcome back Father Christmas all the way from the North Pole to help young visitors make magical family memories.