Jolly midwinter merriment

The court house and gardens will be sparkling and festive with music, dancing, games and activities for all. See the decorations on Fridays and enjoy the entertainment on Saturdays and Sundays throughout December.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Elegant decorations adorn many of the Court's rooms and it will be brimming with festive atmosphere, with lots to see and do. Join in with a singalong or simply listen to the talented musicians, play a game in the library, and see what's happening in the long gallery. Relive memories from the past and share yours with us. Father Christmas will be in residence, and there'll be a special festive menu in the restaurant.

Prices

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

Prices

Main season 13 Feb - 29 Oct 2017
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.50 £11.35
Child £6.30 £5.70
Family £31.30 £28.40
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.65
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.85
Winter 30 Oct - 12 Feb 2018
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.10 £9.10
Child £5.05 £4.55
Family £25.25 £22.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.75
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.90

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.

The basics

Suitability
Children are very welcome.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Call in at visitor reception for a map and more information.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
16 December 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
17 December 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
22 December 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
23 December 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Emma Blake
Email
emma.blake@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01460 243125

Upcoming events

Christmas willow decorations workshop with Jo Sadler

Sat 16 Dec 2017
10:30-12:45
Jo Sadler is a Somerset based willow artist, whose distinctive willow sculptures will be on display in the garden during December, and we are delighted to host a series of Jo's workshops here too.

Father Christmas at Barrington Court

Sat 16 Dec 2017
11:00-11:15
Spend some exclusive time with Father Christmas in his snuggly study. Bookings taken FROM 30 October.

Jolly midwinter merriment

Sat 16 Dec 2017
11:00-15:00
The court house and gardens will be sparkling and festive with music, dancing, games and activities for all. See the decorations on Fridays and enjoy the entertainment on Saturdays and Sundays throughout December.

Festive afternoon tea

Sat 16 Dec 2017
11:30-13:00
Why not try a festive afternoon tea at Barrington Court?

Willow reindeer workshop with Jo Sadler

Sun 17 Dec 2017
10:30-15:30
Jo Sadler is a Somerset based willow artist, whose distinctive willow sculptures will be on display in the garden during December, and we are delighted to host a series of Jo's workshops here too.

Den building

Tue 13 Feb 2018
11:00-15:00
Come down to the woods today and build a den to play in and enjoy the fresh air, find lots of sticks and twigs and build a den.