Olde Father Christmas

Olde Father Christmas has returned from his year off and is looking forward to greeting visitors at Buckland Abbey again.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Traditional Olde Father Christmas dressed all in green has been very busy working on his own in the North Pole this year (a lot of his elves had to work from home last year) so he needs your help. Instead of telling stories, Father Christmas will be meeting small groups of children in the kitchen around the crackling fire and he will be asking you to create some Christmas magic and make a small toy.

Father Christmas will be travelling to Buckland for Saturday 18th - Sunday 19th December.

Please present your booking reference at Visitor Welcome.

Tickets cost £4.00 per child and includes a small gift.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Child £4.00
    1 Child
View admission charges
Buckland Abbey

Prices

From 4th December onwards
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00
Family one adult £19.80 £18.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 10
N/A £11.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 10
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...

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
All tickets £4 per child for Members and Non-members Parents and guardians do not require a ticket.
Suitability
Suitable for children of all ages.
Meeting point
Head to Visitor Welcome once you have parked up, to pick up your tickets
Accessibility
Wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Ramp for wheelchair access is available.

Contact Info

Name
National Trust Box Office
Email
bucklandabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 0344 249 1895

Upcoming events

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Buckland Abbey

Sat 04 Dec 2021
10:00-15:30
This Winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Buckland Abbey on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail.

Bucklands River of Light

Sat 04 Dec 2021
10:00-16:00
Head to the Great Barn where you enter a forest of Christmas trees and be immersed in a river of light.

Christmas Elizabethan dancing and masked fairy-tale

Sun 12 Dec 2021
10:00-16:00
Dust off your dancing shoes and step into Christmas with Renaissance Historical Dance Society. 

Olde Father Christmas

Sat 18 Dec 2021
10:30-10:45
Olde Father Christmas has returned from his year off and is looking forward to greeting visitors at Buckland Abbey again.

Wassail

Sun 02 Jan 2022
10:00-16:00
No New Year festivity is complete without a traditional Wassail. Come and join us as we wake the trees from their Winter slumber...