An Audience with Father Christmas

Meet Father and Mother Christmas in their festive kitchen at Lacock Abbey. A unique experience in a cosy setting that is sure to please our young visitors.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Mother Christmas will be telling a story and Father Christmas will be giving gifts to each child.

An Audience with Father Christmas will last approximately 30 minutes.

Each child event ticket also includes entry to the abbey grounds, cloister and decorated Great Hall. Each accompanying adult will need to pay the normal admission fee to visit Lacock, whcich is free for National Trust members.

Please note that the Friday sessions are at different times to the weekend sessions.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Child £10.00
View admission charges
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.80 £11.60
Child £6.40 £5.80
Family £32.00 £29.00
Group Adult N/A £9.60
Group Child N/A £3.80

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...

Children's prices apply for those who are 17 years old or under. Under 5s go free.

As a member, you'll enjoy free access to hundreds of unforgettable places. You'll also help protect them for future generations. 

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Accompanying adults need to pay normal admission only (National Trust members go free).
Suitability
Suitable for children
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet in visitor reception to start your visit. Arrive at least 15 minutes before your Audience with Father Christmas to give you enough time to get down to the event entrance in the abbey cloister.
What to bring and wear
Dress festive but wrap up warm. Bring a camera to capture the magical moments, there will be time to take photographs at the end of the session.
Accessibility
There are 2 steps up to the abbey door and a wheelchair ramp is available. There is a further step up to the event space. Email lacockabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk for more information.
Other
You don't have to queue to see Father Christmas, book a ticket before you visit. An Audience with Father Christmas will last approximately 30 minutes, each audience has a maximum of 12 places so booking is essential. Each child ticket also includes free entry to the abbey grounds, cloister and decorated Great Hall. Each accompanying adult will need to pay the normal admission fee, National Trust members go free. As space is limited, buggies must be left outside the event space. They will be supervised. There are 2 steps up to the abbey door and a wheelchair ramp is available. There is then a further step up to the kitchen where the event takes place. Email lacockabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk for more information.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
6 December 2019 11:15 - 11:45 Available
12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:45 - 13:15 Available
13:45 - 14:15 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
15:15 - 15:45 Available
7 December 2019 11:15 - 11:45 Sold out
11:45 - 12:15 Sold out
12:15 - 12:45 Sold out
12:45 - 13:15 Sold out
13:45 - 14:15 Sold out
14:15 - 14:45 Sold out
14:45 - 15:15 Sold out
15:15 - 15:45 Sold out
8 December 2019 11:15 - 11:45 Sold out
11:45 - 12:15 Sold out
12:15 - 12:45 Sold out
12:45 - 13:15 Sold out
13:45 - 14:15 Sold out
14:15 - 14:45 Sold out
14:45 - 15:15 Sold out
15:15 - 15:45 Sold out
13 December 2019 11:15 - 11:45 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:45 - 13:15 Available
13:45 - 14:15 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
15:15 - 15:45 Sold out
14 December 2019 11:15 - 11:45 Sold out
11:45 - 12:15 Sold out
12:15 - 12:45 Sold out
12:45 - 13:15 Sold out
13:45 - 14:15 Sold out
14:15 - 14:45 Sold out
14:45 - 15:15 Sold out
15:15 - 15:45 Sold out
15 December 2019 11:15 - 11:45 Sold out
11:45 - 12:15 Sold out
12:15 - 12:45 Sold out
12:45 - 13:15 Sold out
13:45 - 14:15 Sold out
14:15 - 14:45 Sold out
14:45 - 15:15 Sold out
15:15 - 15:45 Sold out

Contact Info

Name
Visitor Reception
Email
lacockabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01249 730459

Upcoming events

Christmas pop-up shop

Thu 05 Dec 2019
10:30-18:00
Pick up some presents or delightful decorations at the National Trust pop-up shop in Lacock's Manger barn.

Lacock community Christmas tree festival

Thu 05 Dec 2019
11:00-16:00
Every year local clubs, societies and charities decorate a tree in Lacock Abbey's cloister for what is now a true Lacock Christmas tradition.

Lacock's reindeer games family trail

Thu 05 Dec 2019
11:00-16:00
Pick up your trail sheet at visitor reception and head on a festive family adventure around Lacock village and abbey grounds.

Photography exhibition at the Fox Talbot Museum by Maggie Taylor

Thu 05 Dec 2019
11:00-16:00
Artist Maggie Taylor returns to Lacock this summer with Through the Looking Glass. Using her point and click camera, flatbed scanners and Photoshop, she creates digital art that transports viewers into dreamlike worlds.

Great hall decorated for Christmas

Thu 05 Dec 2019
11:30-15:30
At Lacock, our traditions of a roaring fire and a beautifully decorated Christmas tree in the Great Hall of the abbey have been going for a long time.

Carols in the courtyard

Thu 05 Dec 2019
14:30-14:45
Christmas carols are one of the most beautiful traditions of the season. Join Victorian carol singing duo 'Same Difference Arts' by the big Christmas tree in the festive abbey courtyard.