Picnic with Father Christmas

Cosy up indoors to enjoy special family time with festive party food and say hello to our very special guest.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Whilst you tuck into a delicious buffet of festive fayre, Father Christmas will come and join you with a sack full of presents for boys and girls who've been good all year. He might even let you into a few of his Christmas secrets. With crafts to enjoy whilst you're here too, it's the perfect occasion for family groups to make those magical memories.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £11.00
    age 16+
  • Child £11.00
    up to age 15
  • Child £5.00
    (optional) age 2 and under, no food included
View admission charges
Nostell Priory and Parkland


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.10 £11.00
Child £6.05 £5.50
Family £30.25 £27.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.35
Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.60 £6.90
Child £3.80 £3.45
Family £18.95 £17.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.90

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.

Please note...

Access to Parkland is free. There is a £4 car parking charge (free for National Trust members).

The basics

Booking details
Call 01924 866745
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet in the courtyard
Pre-booking essential on 01924 866745, lines open Monday - Sunday 9am - 4pm. £11 for adults (age 16+) and children (up to age 15): this includes a present for each child and a delicious Christmas buffet for the whole family to tuck into. For little ones age 2 and under, you can opt for a reduced £5 ticket which includes a present with no food. Upon booking, please be ready to let us know any specific dietary requirements (eg. vegetarian, gluten-free) and whether you'll need any highchairs. Don't forget you can arrive a little earlier to explore the house and gardens too (normal admission charges apply).


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

Contact Info

Event booking team
Call 01924 866745

Upcoming events

Nostell Nestlings

Wed 18 Oct 2017
Join us for fortnightly family fun indoors and out for your mini adventurers.

The Clock Stops

Wed 18 Oct 2017
Nostell looks after one of the first longcase clocks made by the famous inventor, John Harrison. Join in a year of 'Clock Work' celebrations to mark the 300th birthday of this ticking treasure, including this brand new exhibition, 'The Clock Stops'.

Thursday Health Walk

Thu 19 Oct 2017
Enjoy an hour's walk around Nostell's picturesque parkland.

Friday Health Walk

Fri 20 Oct 2017
Enjoy an hour's walk around Nostell's picturesque parkland.


Sat 21 Oct 2017
Join in this free weekly 5km timed run through the parkland, which is open to everyone, free, safe and easy to take part in.

Parkland walk with a teatime treat

Sat 21 Oct 2017
Work up an appetite on this 2.5 mile guided walk across the Nostell parkland and enjoy a scrumptious treat in the Courtyard Café afterwards.