Meet Father Christmas at Ormesby Hall

Book your visit for the Father Christmas experience at Ormesby Hall soon, as most dates are already sold out.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Join the Enchanted Elves for festive crafts including bauble decorating and Christmas card making before meeting Father Christmas and receiving a special gift.

The timed sessions will last 45 minutes and you will see Father Christmas at some point during that slot.

The event is likely to sell out fast - so book as soon as available to avoid disappointment.

Please note: Non - National Trust members will need to pay normal admission prices on arrival at Ormesby Hall, in addition to the cost for the Father Christmas experience.

During the winter weekends, Ormesby Hall is open 10.30am – 4pm, last entry to site 3pm. Visitors with 3.15pm tickets, please be aware the house, garden and cafe will close as your session ends. Make the most of your day out by visiting Ormesby Hall before you see Father Christmas.


Event ticket prices
  • Child £7.50
View admission charges
Ormesby Hall


House, garden & cafe admission only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £5.00
Child N/A £2.50
Family N/A £12.50
1 adult, 3 children N/A £7.50
Group Adult N/A £4.50

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...

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitable for children of all ages.
Meeting point
You will be directed to the meeting point by the welcome team. Please arrive in the courtyard 5 minutes before your booked timed session where you will be greeted by the elves.
What to bring and wear
The room for the Father Christmas experience will be heated, but we advise you to wrap up warm to enjoy your experience.
There is ramped access into the courtyard and level access into the first room, with four steps leading into Father Christmas's grotto. Please see the Ormesby Hall website for the full access statement or contact the property team to discuss your requirements on 01642 328904.
The group size for each session will be limited to 9 children and 2 adults only per family group, due to the room size. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are non refundable or exchangeable. Please select your tickets, date, and time with care. Babies (under 18 months) not requiring a gift can enter with the family for free. However, if you would like a gift for your baby, please book a child ticket.

Contact Info

Property Administrator
Call 01642 324188

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