Family festive fun at Hinton Ampner

This article was about Christmas at Hinton Ampner in 2017. We’ll be updating this with 2018 information later in the year. Join the Brothers Grimm Advent trail to follow fairy tales around the grounds. Look out for our naughty fancy dress mice in the house this Christmas.

Brothers Grimm Advent Trail

Saturday 2 - Sunday 31 December, 10am - 3.30pm, £1 suggested donation with normal admission prices applicable

The fairy tale magic will sweep through the house and grounds, with a Brothers Grimm-themed Advent calendar trail for all the family to take part in. Find out what's in each box and guess the fairy tale to complete the challenge.

Follow the clues to claim your prize
Child completing a trail
Follow the clues to claim your prize

Don't forget that around the rooms are Hinton Ampner’s popular miniature mice, sporting costumes linked to our Grimms fairy tales. How many can you spot?

Spot our festive mice around the house this Christmas at Hinton Ampner
Christmas mice at Hinton Ampner
Spot our festive mice around the house this Christmas at Hinton Ampner

Tasty treats


Hinton’s pop-up shop makes a welcome return to the courtyard. Its shelves are laden with traditional old-fashioned sweets to tickle your tastebuds.

Hinton's pop-up shop is full of traditional sweets
Lady behind counter of traditional sweet shop
Hinton's pop-up shop is full of traditional sweets

Family friendly checklist

Children under 5 go free.

  • Baby-changing facilities in access friendly toilets.

  • Pushchairs admitted around the grounds and in all catering outlets, though not in the house due to space restrictions.

  • Hip-carrying infant seats available for loan in the house.

  • Children’s menu available in the café including a pick’n’mix lunch box.

  • Highchairs available in the café.

  • Picnic spaces around the grounds as well as picnic benches by the entrance.

  • Great family gifts and pocket money toys available in the shop. 

Tick off your family checklist
Family  checklist
Tick off your family checklist

Family gift membership

Buy a gift which gives back this year. With family membership you can enjoy great adventures at many National Trust places and free car parking at countryside sites. Both 1 and 2 adult family memberships available - just ask about family gift membership this festive season.

Get Christmas wrapped up early with a gift membership for someone special
Get Christmas wrapped up early with a gift membership for someone special
Get Christmas wrapped up early with a gift membership for someone special

A gift that keeps giving

While they’re making the most of their membership, the money from your gift helps us care for the places they visit and keeps them special for ever, for everyone. 
What they'll get:

  • Free entry to over 500 special places

  • Free parking at most National Trust car parks

  • National Trust handbook, full of ideas to help them plan days out

  • National Trust Magazine three times a year, packed with news and inspiration

Our member's handbook will help you discover hundreds of new places to explore.
Visitor reading the National Trust handbook
Our member's handbook will help you discover hundreds of new places to explore.