Father Christmas Grotto

What's that sound? It's the jingle of reindeer bells - Father Christmas is touching down at Fountains Abbey this year and he comes bearing gifts.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

If you've been a kind and helpful little boy or girl it's time to give Father Christmas a visit in his cosy grotto. He may have a special gift for you!

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Child £5.00
View admission charges
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.60
Child £7.50 £6.80
Family £37.50 £34.00
Group Adult N/A £12.80
Group Child N/A £6.40

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...

National Trust and English Heritage members free (except English Heritage corporate and education memberships). Free admission to St Mary's Church. Under 5s go free.

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Father Christmas can be found inside Fountains Hall.
Accessibility
There is a flight of stairs to access the hall. If you have any access issues please ring ahead and we can make alternative arrangements to meet Father Christmas.
Other
£5 per child (includes gift).

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 November 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
26 November 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
2 December 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
3 December 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
9 December 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
10 December 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
16 December 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
17 December 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Fountains Abbey
Email
fountainsabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01765 608888

Upcoming events

Autumn Explorer Map

Tue 17 Oct 2017
10:00-17:00
Pick up an autumn explorer map to make the most of crunchy, crackly and colourful nature.

Sighted tours

Tue 17 Oct 2017
10:00-17:00
Experience this World Heritage Site in a way that suits you with one of our RNIB trained sighted guides.

Dissolution: a sculpture exhibition

Tue 17 Oct 2017
10:30-16:00
Come and marvel at Joseph Hayton's new works in marble and bronze.

Abbey & water garden tour

Tue 17 Oct 2017
13:00-14:30
A tale of two parts, revisit the abbey's monastic past before experiencing the Georgian splendour of the water garden.

Apple juicing

Sat 21 Oct 2017
11:00-15:00
Watch our heritage English apple harvest being turned into juice, and sample the delicious results.

Awesome autumn weaving

Sat 21 Oct 2017
11:00-16:00
Try your hand at weaving in Swanley Grange using glorious autumn coloured wool.