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.

Prices

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

Prices

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
Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet in the courtyard
Other
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).

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
17 December 2017 15:00 - 16:00 Sold out

Contact Info

Name
Event booking team
Email
NostellEvents@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01924 866745

Upcoming events

Breakfast with Father Christmas

Sun 17 Dec 2017
09:00-10:00
We've a very special guest joining us for breakfast in the Courtyard Café this festive season.

A Clock Work Christmas

Sun 17 Dec 2017
10:00-16:00
PLEASE NOTE ON SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER, THE HOUSE WILL BE CLOSED DUE TO THE WEATHER. GARDENS, CAFE & SHOP WILL BE OPEN AS NORMAL, ALL PRE-BOOKED EVENTS WILL BE GOING AHEAD AND FATHER CHRISTMAS WILL BE IN HIS GROTTO 10.15-2.15 (FIRST COME FIRST SERVED)

Meet Father Christmas

Sun 17 Dec 2017
10:15-14:15
No festive season is complete until you've paid a visit to Father Christmas. He'll be coming to Nostell for three weekends in December with a sack full of presents for children who've been good all year.

Picnic with Father Christmas

Sun 17 Dec 2017
15:00-16:00
Cosy up indoors to enjoy special family time with festive party food and say hello to our very special guest.

Autism-friendly Christmas storytime

Mon 18 Dec 2017
10:15-11:00
Join Mother Christmas for a relaxed session of festive stories, songs and crafts and receive your gift.

Holiday family fun

Mon 18 Dec 2017
13:00-15:00
Broken up from school and too excited for the big day? Join in festive family activities at Nostell from creative crafts to outdoor adventures.