1930s Christmas at Polesden Lacey

As part of our Christmas tradition, our theme once again is the fabulous festive parties that Mrs. Greville was renowned for during the 1930s. Step back in time and experience the glamour of a high society Christmas.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The house is blooming with seasonal flowers displays, Christmas trees twinkle gently in the salon, scents of nutmeg & cinnamon drift from the servery, and all the while 1930s tunes float through the air to set your feet dancing. Glimpse the servant's areas where all the hard work was done to make the parties run like clockwork and iIt's not just the grown-ups who are celebrating this year, Mrs. Greville's dogs are having their very own party, follow our trail to find her furry friends.

Prices

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

Prices

House and Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.60
Child £7.60 £6.80
Family £38.00 £34.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.00

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...

We now charge a single entry price for House and Garden admission. National Trust members and under 5s go free.

£1 restaurant voucher if arriving by public transport (present valid ticket at visitor reception). 

Parking for non-members: £2 up to and including 2 hours, £5 all day. 

The basics

Booking details
Call 0844 249 1895
Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Savour the indulgence of Mrs. Greville's renowned Christmas parties, before listening to the Yuletide message of regular Polesden party guest King George VI in the billiard room.
What to bring and wear
On our free trail find our chickens, birds & bees preparing their homes for the festivities, their stockings hung up ready & waiting for the big day & their rather unusual letters to Father Christmas.
Accessibility
Take a horse & carriage ride through the grounds (weekends only) and enjoy a cup of the finest mulled wine whilst listening to local choirs singing favourite Christmas carols in the dairy courtyard.
Other
The Granary café has a festive menu & our shops are filled with gifts & decorations. In the house, children can dress-up & also write a letter to Santa. The house will be open each day from 11 am on Friday 30th Nov. until Friday 15th Dec. weekdays for tours only, every 15 minutes from 11am-12.00pm (book on arrival), followed by free flow exploration in the afternoon. At weekends and every day from 17th Dec. to 23rd Dec. free-flow from 11am until 4pm. Last entry to the house is 3.30pm. Discover the beauty of the winter garden, which together with the Shop, Granary Café and Coffee shop are open from 10 am until 4pm. Our Christmas offer is free to NT members, and for non-members the admission charges are adults £15 each, children £7.60 each and families £38 (including gift-aid). For non-members there is also a car parking charge of £5. Horse and carriage rides at weekends are £3 adult and £2 child. Please note, for conservation reasons, only the ground floor of the house is open.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
16 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
17 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
18 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
19 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
20 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
21 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
26 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
30 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
31 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
1 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
2 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
3 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Polesden Lacey
Email
polesdenlacey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01372 452048

Upcoming events

Photography Workshops

Fri 14 Dec 2018
10:00-16:30
Get the best from your camera with one of our own photographers. Understand what all the camera controls do and how they relate to one another. We will cover portraiture, landscape, action, flash and low light photography.

1930s Christmas at Polesden Lacey

Sat 15 Dec 2018
10:00-16:00
As part of our Christmas tradition, our theme once again is the fabulous festive parties that Mrs. Greville was renowned for during the 1930s. Step back in time and experience the glamour of a high society Christmas.

Christmas Wreath Making

Tue 18 Dec 2018
10:30-12:30
Bring some of the glories of Polesden foliage into your home this Christmas.

Trust10 10K runs

Sun 23 Dec 2018
08:30-11:00
Are you a regular runner looking for a challenge? Our 10k trail runs give you the opportunity to train for the next big event, or keep fit whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings of some of our special places.

The Ramblers Walk

Wed 26 Dec 2018
09:30-11:00
Come and join us on a wonderful walk around the Polesden Lacey estate.

Polesdenopoly - Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019

Wed 26 Dec 2018
10:00-15:00
Become a millionaire like Mrs Greville, the last owner of Polesden Lacey, in our fun, outdoor family version of Monopoly.