Family festive fun at Hinton Ampner

This Christmas at Hinton Ampner Inspector Grey and his trusty dog Albert need help from all the family. Help uncover the murderer from the dinner party in the house and then track down the Christmas pudding thief in the gardens.

The missing Christmas pudding trail

Saturday 1 December - Tuesday 1 January, 10am - 3.30pm, £1 suggested donation with normal admission prices applicable

The mystery will sweep through the grounds, with our special trail to track down the Christmas pudding thief.  With help from all the family, follow the clues to eliminate the suspects one by one.

There is also the main Christmas Mystery in the house which focuses on the murder of a dinner party guest of Ralph Duttons in 1968. Don't forget to visit Inspector Grey's incident room afterwards to reveal the culprit and weapon.

Make it a Christmas to remember for all the family
Family Christmas
Make it a Christmas to remember for all the family

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.