Meet Father Christmas

He’s making a list and checking it twice… Father Christmas is coming to Cragside!

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Step out of the cold and into the warmth of Father Christmas’ cosy grotto and find twinkling lights and a crackling fire.

You’ll be welcomed by an elf who’ll help you make a special decoration to take home, before entering into the wondrous cavern where the jolly fellow will be waiting to meet you.

Treasure a magical 5 minutes* with Father Christmas where you can share with him your winter wishes, before receiving a special present from the man himself.

*Slots are per booking, not per child

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Child £140.00
    10 Children
  • Child £14.00
    1 Child
  • Child £56.00
    4 Children
  • Child £28.00
    2 Children
  • Child £112.00
    8 Children
  • Child £98.00
    7 Children
  • Child £70.00
    5 Children
  • Child £42.00
    3 Children
  • Child £84.00
    6 Children
  • Child £126.00
    9 Children
View admission charges
Cragside

Prices

Winter 5 November - 31 December
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.30 £7.50
Child £4.20 £3.80
Family £20.70 £18.80
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.30

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...

National Trust members free

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Please contact the property direct to share a secret about your child/children
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Event takes place near the Visitor Centre, at the Christmas Croft
Accessibility
Ramp on entry to Croft. Building interior is wheelchair and pushchair accessible.
Other
Ticket is for a half hour activity, including 5 minutes with Father Christmas and a craft making workshop. Ticket also includes a gift from Father Christmas for each child. Booking is essential, additional tickets cannot be purchased on the day, even for an existing booking. Please ensure all children in your party are accounted for in ticket price. Normal admission charges to Cragside apply for this event. Please contact the property direct to share a secret about your child/children that only Father Christmas could know, to add to the magic of their experience.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
1 December 2018 10:30 - 11:00 Available
11:00 - 11:30 Available
11:30 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
15:00 - 15:30 Available
2 December 2018 10:30 - 11:00 Available
11:00 - 11:30 Available
11:30 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
15:00 - 15:30 Available
8 December 2018 10:30 - 11:00 Available
11:00 - 11:30 Sold out
11:30 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
15:00 - 15:30 Sold out
9 December 2018 10:30 - 11:00 Available
11:00 - 11:30 Available
11:30 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
15:00 - 15:30 Available
15 December 2018 10:30 - 11:00 Available
11:00 - 11:30 Sold out
11:30 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Sold out
13:30 - 14:00 Sold out
14:00 - 14:30 Sold out
14:30 - 15:00 Sold out
15:00 - 15:30 Sold out
16 December 2018 10:30 - 11:00 Available
11:00 - 11:30 Available
11:30 - 12:00 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
15:00 - 15:30 Available
22 December 2018 10:30 - 11:00 Available
11:00 - 11:30 Sold out
11:30 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Sold out
13:30 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Sold out
14:30 - 15:00 Sold out
15:00 - 15:30 Available
23 December 2018 10:30 - 11:00 Available
11:00 - 11:30 Sold out
11:30 - 12:00 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Sold out
13:00 - 13:30 Sold out
13:30 - 14:00 Sold out
14:00 - 14:30 Sold out
14:30 - 15:00 Sold out
15:00 - 15:30 Sold out

Contact Info

Name
Cragside
Email
cragside@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01669 620333

Upcoming events

Winter wildlife trail

Sat 17 Nov 2018
11:00-15:00
Ozzy the owl is looking for his friends but can't seem to find them; could they be hibernating?

2k family fun run

Sun 25 Nov 2018
08:00-11:00
A running route suitable for less-able runners and little legs on the fourth Sunday of every month (excluding December)

Trust10 run

Sun 25 Nov 2018
08:00-11:00
Have a go at a free 10k run through the estate on the fourth Sunday of every month (excluding December)

Meet Father Christmas

Sat 01 Dec 2018
10:30-11:00
He’s making a list and checking it twice… Father Christmas is coming to Cragside!

*Sold out* Wreath making workshop

Sat 01 Dec 2018
13:00-15:00
Make a beautiful festive wreath for your home

Behind the scenes house conservation tour

Tue 12 Feb 2019
11:30-12:30
Join the house team for a spring clean